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 […]

Bish Bash Bosch! – Tool Testing Time is Here Again

After a successful campaign last year (2016), Bosch Professional has let it be known that they will be running the campaign again (#builtwithBosch) throughout this year. Testing testing testing The #builtwithBosch campaign gives professional tradespeople the opportunity to sign up to be their product testers and to trial cutting edge power tools as well as […]

Home Security Opens up New Opportunities for Electrical Contractors

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report that over 550,000 people experienced a burglary at their home or business in the year that ended in June 2016.  This is a sobering snapshot of how very many people have had to cope with this kind of crime that can be very traumatic […]

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 […]

New Wiring Regs – Professional Electrical Installer Club Offers A Privileged Glimpse

On Friday the 5th of May 2017 electrical installers visit Rugby and the WAGO’s headquarters in Warwickshire to see product demos, and presentations and for networking. This is the first meeting ever of WAGO’s Professional Installer Club and the meeting offer those attending the opportunity to see what’s up-coming in the 18th Edition wiring regulations […]

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 […]

Construction finally picks up!

We all know that the UK construction sector has been hard hit by the recent recession. Lack of work resulted in falling of wages and squeeze on living standards for all trades including electricians. Being a contractor to big construction companies, I have seen some hard times especially through the winter months 2012/13. However, things […]