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Oct 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on JIB to launch Registered Electrician status for ECS cardholders

JIB to launch Registered Electrician status for ECS cardholders

The JIB is introducing a new Registered Electrician status for electricians who hold ECS cards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Operated via the ECS card scheme, the new status will be available to all ECS Installation and Maintenance Electrician cardholders who are qualified in the current (17th) edition of the BS7671 Wiring Regulations. Registered […]

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Oct 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on eMAc competition rewards apprentices

eMAc competition rewards apprentices

The electrotechnical Modern Apprenticeship competition (eMAc), organised and run by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), aims to recognise the achievements of Scotland’s apprentices as well as demonstrate the level of skill and expertise that will be gained through an apprenticeship. This year’s competition saw third stage, third year apprentices from all over Scotland […]

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Oct 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Three quarters of Brits ‘fearful’ of connected homes

Three quarters of Brits ‘fearful’ of connected homes

Research by MoneySuperMarket has shown that consumers are very concerned about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. Of the 2005 adults surveyed, 76% admitted to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), […]

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Aug 2017 Electric Vehicles, Latest News | Comments Off on Government announcement heralds rise in demand for EV charging points

Government announcement heralds rise in demand for EV charging points

Martin Jones, business development manager for services solutions at Rexel UK, has issued a statement in response to the government announcement that Britain is set to ban all new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040: “With the announcement last week that the government is aiming to ban all new diesel and petrol cars […]

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Aug 2017 Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Just one in 16 firms back wiring regulations changes

Just one in 16 firms back wiring regulations changes

Just one in 16 electrotechnical businesses (6%) from across the entire industry ‘absolutely support’ the proposed 18th Edition update to the wiring regulations, according to major new survey findings from the ECA. Nearly three in 10 respondents (28%) said the planned changes were unfavourable’ or were ‘strongly opposed’ to them. Six in 10 firms (61%) […]

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Aug 2017 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off on Successful FIREX launch for FIA qualifications

Successful FIREX launch for FIA qualifications

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has officially launched its new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX. Three seminars were held on the topic of the new qualifications; one on each day of the three-day fire industry expo. The seminars were given by VIP speaker, FIA general manager Martin Duggan, who delivered presentations about […]

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Jun 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Make your voice heard on proposals for 18th Edition

Make your voice heard on proposals for 18th Edition

NICEIC and ELECSA are urging all electrical contractors to contribute to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the 18th Edition of the wiring regulations. The 18th edition of BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations is due out in July 2018. It will become the new national standard for all electrical installation work. The British Standards […]

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Jun 2017 Latest News, Training | Comments Off on Edinburgh electrician impresses at NICEIC Apprentice of the Year

Edinburgh electrician impresses at NICEIC Apprentice of the Year

Edinburgh electrician Michael Costello finished runner-up in this year’s NICEIC Apprentice of the Year contest. The 25-year-old beat off competition from more than 400 entrants to find the UK’s best apprentice spark. Michael, who is employed by building services firm Arthur McKay commented: “I am over the moon to have got as far I did. […]

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Jun 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Electrical Safety First: no-one should live on Inequality Street

Electrical Safety First: no-one should live on Inequality Street

Leading safety charity Electrical Safety First is calling on the Scottish Government to ensure that everyone – no matter where they live – is protected from electrical accidents. Electricity is the number one cause of accidental fires in Scottish homes but the law provides varying levels of protection for those living in different housing tenures. […]

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Jun 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Updates for contractors at Safe Electric Roadshow

Updates for contractors at Safe Electric Roadshow

The Safe Electric Roadshow returned to Dublin on 11 May, attended by more than 130 registered electrical contractors. In his introduction, Safe Electric chief inspector John Clare pointed out that the main purpose of the night was to help contractors create breach-free installations. The main topics covered included: Common electrical installation issues, the related regulations […]

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