Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

Latest News  // Browsing posts in Latest News

Nov 2018 Latest News | Comments Off on Rhys Boni wins SkillELECTRIC gold

Rhys Boni wins SkillELECTRIC gold

Rhys Boni, 23, has been crowned 2018 SkillELECTRIC champion after excelling in an intensive two-day practical competition at WorldSkills UK Live – the nation’s largest skills and careers event with more than 80,000 visitors. Rhys, who trained with the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), took top marks over his fellow finalists in a complicated […]

Read more...

Nov 2018 Latest News | Comments Off on Charging adapter tests the whole system

Charging adapter tests the whole system

Electric test solutions company Metrel is offering a vehicle charging point test adapter to help contractors increase their share of an exponentially growing market. The EVSE Adapter A 1532 plugs directly into charge points without opening the box. One of the immediate advantages is that the adapter accesses the charge point in the same manner […]

Read more...

Nov 2018 Latest News | Comments Off on White Paper focuses on changes to overload protection

White Paper focuses on changes to overload protection

In the wake of the upcoming changes to BS 7671 – the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations – overload protection has drawn a lot of attention in relation to the use of RCCBs and switches when incorporated into consumer units. To help electrical professionals better understand the changes, which become effective from 1 January 2019, […]

Read more...

Nov 2018 Latest News | Comments Off on Looking ahead to 2019

Looking ahead to 2019

Ian Hunter, group commercial director for Scolmore, looks at some of the key issues facing the electrical contracting sector in 2019 Next year promises to be pivotal, for both the UK as a whole and for the electrical industry in many different ways. Whatever happens with Brexit is outside the control of all of us […]

Read more...

Sep 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on SELECT members face double whammy of late payments and rising costs

SELECT members face double whammy of late payments and rising costs

SELECT members across Scotland are being hit by a double whammy of rising costs and late payment, according to a new business survey that tracks quarterly activity and trends. The survey included input from members of SELECT, the Electrical Contractors Association, the Building Engineering Services Association and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation. […]

Read more...

Sep 2018 Latest News, Training | Comments Off on Trade associations win historic skills bid

Trade associations win historic skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), SELECT and SNIPEF have created a joint body called BSE Skills Ltd, which has now been appointed […]

Read more...

Sep 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on Irish €1.25bn agency to build 150,000 homes

Irish €1.25bn agency to build 150,000 homes

The Irish Government has launched the Land Development Agency (LDA) to build 150,000 new homes over the next 20 years as the next step of Project Ireland 2040. The new Agency has an immediate focus on managing the State’s own lands to develop new homes, and regenerate underutilised sites. In the longer-term, it will assemble […]

Read more...

Sep 2018 Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Prison sentence and fine for rogue trader

Prison sentence and fine for rogue trader

A Lanarkshire man has been sentenced to prison after falsely claiming to be NICEIC registered. The man from Belshill was ordered to spend 11 weeks in prison and fined £675 at Hamilton Sheriff Court recently. He pleaded guilty to running a fraudulent scheme by pretending he was an NICEIC Approved Contractor and authorised to issue […]

Read more...

Sep 2018 Latest News | Comments Off on New network launched for female electricians

New network launched for female electricians

An online network has been launched to allow women working ‘on the tools’ in the electrical industry to connect, share views and advice, and create a forum for discussion and ideas. Open Circuit – the name given to the network – has been established by the charity Women on the Tools, in partnership with industry […]

Read more...

Sep 2018 Electric Vehicles, Latest News | Comments Off on 18th Edition heralds electric car charging as ‘huge growth area’

18th Edition heralds electric car charging as ‘huge growth area’

Amid the UK government’s ambitious plans to raise uptake of electric vehicles, Bureau Veritas has stated that electric car charging infrastructure represents a “huge growth area” for the industry following the recent introduction of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. According to latest figures, the UK needs at least 100,000 EV charging points […]

Read more...