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Jul 2018 Latest News, Legislation, Training | Comments Off on NICEIC is moving the electrical industry forward

NICEIC is moving the electrical industry forward

NICEIC explains how its proposed revamp of the Certifier of Construction scheme will significantly improve electrical safety, protect consumers and eliminate rogue trading Over the past 18 months the Scottish Government, supported by a working group from the electrical industry, has been investigating the issues of electrical safety in Scotland. In particular, it has been […]

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Jul 2018 Latest News, Renewables | Comments Off on Scottish households in crippling debt after solar panel scandal

Scottish households in crippling debt after solar panel scandal

Homeowners have been left unable to sell their property and saddled with huge debts after signing up for a UK Government-backed scheme to have solar panels fitted. Customers of the scheme ended up with even higher electricity bills than before, while committed to 25-year finance agreements for the cost of installation. Figures for the number […]

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Jul 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on €2bn regeneration fund will boost Project Ireland 2040

€2bn regeneration fund will boost Project Ireland 2040

Eoghan Murphy, TD Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, has announced details of a €2bn Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF). As a key part of Project Ireland 2040 – the Government’s National Planning Framework and National Development Plan – the fund is intended to drive regeneration and rejuvenation of strategic and underutilised areas […]

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Jul 2018 General, Latest News, Training | Comments Off on 2018 apprentice winner praised by Scottish Parliament

2018 apprentice winner praised by Scottish Parliament

Helensburgh-based Zach Swift, who was crowned winner of the 2018 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition, has been applauded in the Scottish Parliament. Helensburgh’s MSP Jackie Baillie lodged a members motion at Holyrood, which has been supported by 10 MSPs, congratulating Zach and wishing him well in his future career. The 21-year-old was […]

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May 2018 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off on Certsure and ECA respond to Grenfell Tower review report

Certsure and ECA respond to Grenfell Tower review report

Following the publication of the independent Hackitt Review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which was prompted by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Certsure, and ECA and the FSA, have responded to the main recommendations. Alan Wells, director, technical and standards at Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and EL-ECSA brands, said: “Throughout her Review, Dame Hackitt […]

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May 2018 Latest News, Smart Homes | Comments Off on New BSI Kitemark reassures consumers of security of IoT devices

New BSI Kitemark reassures consumers of security of IoT devices

In response to the growth of internet-connected products, BSI has launched a new BSI Kite-mark for IoT Devices, the first of its kind in the internet of things (IoT) space. It is designed to help consumers confidently and easily identify the IoT devices they can trust to be safe, secure and functional. It is estimated […]

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May 2018 Latest News | Comments Off on Apprenticeship model requires upgrade to address Ireland’s skills shortages

Apprenticeship model requires upgrade to address Ireland’s skills shortages

A survey conducted by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that Ireland lacks the requisite number of apprentices in construction to meet its housing and infrastructure needs. The survey found that 86% of construction companies are experiencing issues as a result of an inadequate supply of […]

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Mar 2018 18th Edition, Latest News, Training | Comments Off on Pre-order the 18th Edition and get a 10% discount

Pre-order the 18th Edition and get a 10% discount

Electrical contractors looking to stay ahead of the competition can now pre-order their copy of the upcoming 18th Edition from NICEIC and ELECSA. The 18th Edition will be available on 2 July. Contractors who pre-order their copy will ensure they get the book when it first comes out – and also make a saving in […]

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Mar 2018 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off on New fire and smoke alarm regulations to apply to all homes in Scotland

New fire and smoke alarm regulations to apply to all homes in Scotland

All homes in Scotland will be required to have a minimum number of smoke alarms under changes being made in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze. The existing high standard required in private rented housing will be extended to all homes. This includes at least one smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently […]

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Mar 2018 Latest News, Legislation, Training | Comments Off on Partnership will ‘transform’ electrical training

Partnership will ‘transform’ electrical training

NICEIC, ELECSA and JTL have formed a unique partnership that will ensure electrical contractors have the widest choice of training courses in the country for the upcoming 18th Edition changes. JTL is the UK’s leading training and electrical apprenticeship provider. It supports more than 3000 companies and 6000 apprentices every year. NICEIC and ELECSA are […]

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