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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 […]

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Sep 2018 Legislation, Safety | Comments Off on Shocking truth about installer safety

Shocking truth about installer safety

Shocking truth about installer safety

Health and safety failings that led to the death of a 26-year-old Edinburgh electrician prompted his sister to raise awareness and are the subject of a survey by Super Rod that reveals alarming levels of non-compliance among electricians and their employers Professional electricians and installers are risking their lives every day by not following basic […]

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Sep 2018 18th Edition, Legislation | Comments Off on Don’t get overloaded

Don’t get overloaded

Don’t get overloaded

During the countdown to the 18th Edition becoming mandatory in January 2019, Hager’s team of experts has been meeting contractors across the UK as part of the ‘Regs Live’ campaign. One of the key areas of discussion are the changes to overload protection. Here, Steve York, residential market manager at Hager, sets out the background […]

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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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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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Mar 2018 General, Legislation | Comments Off on Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

The 18th Edition will constitute one of the biggest shake-ups to the UK Wiring Regulations to date – with energy efficiency introduced for the first time. With this brings a renewed focus on the role the modern electrician has to play in helping customers reduce their energy use and carbon footprint while boosting their green […]

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Nov 2017 Heating, Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, the manufacturer behind the Dimplex, Creda and Nobo brands, has launched a dedicated website on the upcoming Lot 20 regulations, designed to help contractors, installers, merchants, wholesalers and others in the trade get to grips with how the new standard will affect electrical heating appliances. From January 2018, all local […]

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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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