The ECS Health & Safety Assessment – Change to Exemptions

It is important to note that from the first of July 2017, any IOSH Working Safely Certificate that has been taken on line in e-assessment will no longer be accepted as an exemption to the ECS Health & Safety Assessment.   We have recently become aware that it’s possible and people are taking the ‘IOSH Working […]

Lighting the Way in Legislation

Understanding all the legislation surrounding the many lighting products that are on the market can be a difficult jungle to navigate. Well there is good news for you if you are uncertain about those legislations or would like to have any questions answered.  A new course that is being held by the Lighting Industry Academy […]

Getting down to Brass Tacks – Contractor Training

In any industry, refreshing and adding to knowledge is an integral part of progressing.  Electrical contracting is no exception and it is essential that all those involved in this sector keep their knowledge as current as possible and to keep updated on industry innovations. With that in mind, for any electrical contractors who are keen […]


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. […]

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 […]

The 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations

The 18th Edition stands for the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations published by the IET. At this point it is not clear when the new regulations will be published. According to some unconfirmed rumours it will be sometimes in 2019. At the moment all domestic, commercial and industrial installations must confirm to the 17th […]

IPAF licence can get you jobs!

I must confess something. Over the last few years I had a Joker up my sleeve. I had and still do hold an IPAF license. It has helped me secure jobs on big construction sites and on smaller jobs such as supermarket rewires. What is IPAF? As by – “The International Powered Access Federation […]