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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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Apr 2017 Latest News, Training | Comments Off on Select to launch new SQA course in electrical safety

Select to launch new SQA course in electrical safety

Select is set to introduce a major new customised course in electrical safety, focusing on the most current aspects of safety awareness in the sector. The new Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) course is in development at the moment and is likely to be launched as a pilot in the third quarter of this year before […]

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Apr 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Home Renovation Incentive puts billions into economy

Home Renovation Incentive puts billions into economy

Homeowners in Ireland have taken advantage of €1.2bn in total through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013. This incentive has helped homeowners in carrying out nearly 77,000 home improvement projects over the last three years with an average spend of €16,000 per project. The extension of the HRI to rental properties […]

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Apr 2017 BIM, Latest News | Comments Off on Don’t miss out on building automation opportunities

Don’t miss out on building automation opportunities

Hager believes the electrical sector is missing out on potential business opportunities on the back of growing demand for home automation. It is also encouraging the building industry to ensure greater volumes of automation technologies are included in future new builds to meet growing consumer expectations for more connectivity and control around the home. Research […]

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Feb 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on New report assesses future of electrical contracting

New report assesses future of electrical contracting

A review of key issues affecting the future of electrical contracting has been published by the ECA, NICEIC and ELECSA. ‘2021 Vision – the 2016-17 Review’ is the midway update to the‘2021 Vision’ report, produced by the ECA and NICEIC in 2011 and considers 30 key issues and predictions made five years ago. In addition […]

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Feb 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Industry-leading apprentice award now open to entries

Industry-leading apprentice award now open to entries

Leading electricians and engineers of the future can now enter this year’s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award. Anyone working for an ECA member-organisation who has completed their apprenticeship and passed the AM2 electrical installation qualification after 1 January 2016 can enter. The online application process now includes a video element. Prizes and opportunities […]

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Feb 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Success sparks further growth for NES

Success sparks further growth for NES

An award-winning firm has stepped up its ‘grow your own’ staff policy by recruiting four new apprentices and starting an employee mentoring programme. NES (North Electrical Services), which is based in Inverness and Elgin, has already more than trebled its workforce since setting up four years ago with 14 people. In recent years NES has […]

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Feb 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Surge in Ireland’s residential building activity good for sector

Surge in Ireland’s residential building activity good for sector

The Construction Industry Federation (Ireland) says that Q4 of 2016 saw a surge in residential construction activity. A late surge in activity for the sector witnessed an additional 2,538 units commencing in October alone, bringing the total number of units commencing on-site to 14,088. Only 396 of these units were single one-off builds, which shows […]

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Nov 2016 General, Latest News | Comments Off on Scotland broadens IoT rollout with four new networks

Scotland broadens IoT rollout with four new networks

Businesses, public sector organisations, and communities in Aberdeen, Dundee, Paisley, and Orkney will benefit from state-of-the-art connectivity, with the launch of new Internet of Things (IoT) networks in each location. A consortium of experts that includes CENSIS (the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems), Stream Technologies and Boston Networks will work with local […]

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Nov 2016 Latest News | Comments Off on Electrical contractors are helping ‘Reimagine Cork’

Electrical contractors are helping ‘Reimagine Cork’

One of the final projects completed in 2016 by Construction Industry Federation (CIF) members for the Reimagine Cork initiative has been completed by Sean Ahern Electrical and O’Shea’s Electrical. The project, which involved the installation of lighting in a lane in the historic core of the city centre, saw two of Cork’s longest established electrical […]

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