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Mar 2018 Fire & Security | Comments Off on Mandatory cover up for fire safety

Mandatory cover up for fire safety

Mandatory cover up for fire safety

As fire detector technology constantly evolves, standards are also being modified to keep pace with the latest developments. ESP sales director Neil Baldwin looks at the revised BS 5839-1:2017 standard to help contractors understand the changes BS 5839-1:2017 fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings standard provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning […]

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Mar 2018 Training | Comments Off on Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation

Hager is striving to inspire the next generation of electrical professionals through an innovative educational partnership. Training manager Paul Collins explains how. And, Hager’s building automation support engineer Matt Price highlights the important role this generation of digitally savvy apprentices can play in capitalising on the commercial opportunities the growth of home automation presents Hager […]

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Mar 2018 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Take cover

Take cover

Take cover

Even on the most well-organised project it can be a challenge to ensure products are delivered and installed without incurring any damage. With switches and sockets, the vulnerable frontplate is often an issue on a busy site. Emma Segelov, head of marketing at MK Electric, discusses how to improve their installation and protection With so […]

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Mar 2018 General, Test Instruments | Comments Off on Round off your service with PAT

Round off your service with PAT

Round off your service with PAT

If you’re an electrical contractor who doesn’t offer PAT testing, it’s time to think again. Today’s customers increasingly prefer to place all of their electrical work with one supplier, says Simon Wood of Megger, so if you don’t offer a complete service, you may well be missing out Almost all businesses need PAT testing so, […]

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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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Mar 2018 General, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Consumers place great value in their connected devices but are concerned about how their data is being used. Sanjay Khatri, head of IoT platform product marketing at Cisco IoT, examines the issues From intelligent lighting systems to home security and heating that can be controlled remotely from a mobile device, most of us are familiar […]

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Jan 2018 Electric Vehicles, Training | Comments Off on Accelerating EV infrastructure

Accelerating EV infrastructure

Accelerating EV infrastructure

The growth in electric vehicles has increased dramatically over the past three years, with registrations of new vehicles rising to around 3,000 per month – meaning in 2017 there were around 100,000 on UK roads. Rexel UK national account manager Euan Anson outlines the opportunities – and how to get involved. With government plans set […]

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Jan 2018 Smart Homes, Training | Comments Off on Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

The role of the electrician is evolving and investing in training is key to staying ahead. Demand for smart technology in the home continues to rise and – with the right knowledge – electricians are ideally positioned not just to install but to advise on the best product to suit the customer’s lifestyle. Honeywell marketing […]

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Jan 2018 Cable & Wire, Electric Vehicles | Comments Off on SCAME: Fully charged

SCAME: Fully charged

SCAME: Fully charged

From wiring accessories to electric vehicle charging, SCAME doesn’t let the grass grow under its feet when it comes to developing products and seeking out new markets for its technological expertise. You know the saying “think global, act local”? SCAME, the Italian manufacturer of electrical components and systems for civil and industrial applications, is taking […]

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Jan 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

The new store for concept-led luxury fashion and accessories brand Varana has very low ceiling heights (2.27m in some locations) and is spread over four floors, with a long and narrow footprint on each level. Initial surveys confirmed that the false ceilings had limited available space for the lighting due to other services and structural […]

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