Should I take on an apprentice?


The future of our wonderful trade relies on having the next breed of electricians ready and waiting to take up the mantle. So, if you want to be a part of this future, why not take action and hire your very own apprentice? To help you decide whether this is the right move for you […]


ecs or cscs

I am writing this post to clarify something that has being brought up by our visitors on a regular basis: ECS or CSCS, ECS card or CSCS card? Many of you have asked ask if CSCS is the same thing as the ECS test, and/or what is the difference between the two? Let me explain. […]

How to locate underground faults on cable?

With the amount of major commercial and residential construction projects that are underway each and every single day growing at an exponential rate, it has become more important today than ever to be able to effortlessly find any underground faults on a specific line of cable without having to dig up an entire jobsite and […]

Why would you hire a Thermal Imaging Camera?

Thermal imaging camera solutions used to be pretty commonplace in the utility and industrial manufacturing industries, but they never really branched out into other kinds of operations until just recently. Major leaps forward in the technology behind thermal imaging camera options have been responsible for a bit of a revolution in this technology, giving people […]

Lifetime ISA – a great tool for the self-employed


There are many advantages of self-employment, from being your own boss to flexible working hours, which is what most electricians in the UK prefer. However, self-employment tends to be a disadvantage with respect to pensions. While employed people have the benefits of a workplace  pension (with contribution from the employer), the self-employed do not have […]

Electrical qualification changes in 2015

The ink has hardly dried on the books printed for the C&G 2357 qualification, but City and Guilds are already replacing it with a new C&G 5357 qualification. So far there is only very little information about it but it seems to be a direct replacement keeping most of the modules unchanged from the 2357. […]

EICR Amendment 3 changes

As many of you will know a new amendment has been recently released to BS 7671, bringing along big and small changes to the regulations. Some of these changes relate to inspection and testing documentation. In particular, the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR )form that is used to certify the periodic inspection and testing of […]

Electrical Qualifications Explained


Becoming an electrician has never been more complicated. From apprenticeships to short curses – a   wide range of qualifications are offered to both young people and adult learners. Some of the qualifications are replacements for highly respected old ones that are no longer available and some are low level short courses designed to give a […]

How to have a local website for your business

As a local tradesman you are skilled with a trade, which not many others possess. You know that the skill comes at a price because it has to fund you and your business. Often enough money is saved on creating websites because there might not seem to be a need and there are plenty of […]

My best ever marketing tip for electricians


Marketing is the aspect of running a small business that hardly anyone likes. It requires endless trials and expenses from which you might not get much back. I don`t know about you, but I find marketing an extremely frustrating task sometimes. That is why I have decided to share my best ever “tool” for marketing […]