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Electrical

18th edition is on the horizon

 Jun, 07 - 2017   Electrical

IET have confirmed that the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671 is due to be published in 2018. Prior to publication, IET are asking the public to have their say on things. The Draft for public comment is now available to read and comment on from now until...


Fire Protection For Electrical Equipment In Lofts

 Mar, 20 - 2017   Electrical

NICEIC has produced an interesting guide which covers the risks that should be considered when mounting electrical equipment in loft spaces in domestic premises. You may be aware already that in the installation of electrical equipment in loft spaces of domestic properties is becoming more common. Therefore, this guide will discuss some of...


IET Wiring Regulations

 Mar, 17 - 2017   Electrical

With the 18th Edition to the IET Wiring Regulations due to be published on 1st July 2018, we take a look at some of the likely changes, as well as revisiting the last amendment (the 17th Edition of BS 7671) which highlighted the importance of using RCDs in non-domestic environments....


Electricians: Finding More Work in 2017

 Feb, 17 - 2017   Electrical

Here’s some great news to start off the year; There is a new way for electrical installers get extra work, build their reputation and grow their business in 2017.    NAPIT Keep Busy Scheme Following successful trials last year, NAPIT has launched its ‘Keep Busy Scheme’ in collaboration with Quotatis,...


Electrical Equipment Safety

 Dec, 01 - 2016   ElectricalTips/Advice

Business Companion have published an in-depth guide for England, Scotland & Wales, highlighting essential information for suppliers of electrical equipment, including CE marking. To ensure that you’re working in the safest environment electrical equipment is required to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994.  This means that if the equipment complies...


Portable Appliance Testing has been added to CPS schemes?

 Oct, 28 - 2016   Electrical

If you already have a PAT testing qualification, or you are looking to add it to your business, you can now be certified as competent for PAT testing through your Competent Person Scheme (CPS). PAT testing is now, in its own right, a viable career choice for electrical installers and...


The independent assessment for the aspiring Approved Electrician

 Sep, 16 - 2016   Electrical

Logic4training now offering the Advanced Assessment of Competence   Logic4training is now offering the Advanced Assessment of Competence (AAC) – an assessment for those seeking to be regraded and work as an Approved Electrician under the Joint Industry Board (JIB) grading.   The one day, six section assessment assesses candidates...


Logic4training’s electrical skills courses are now more flexible

 Jul, 15 - 2016   Electrical

A few weeks ago we sent a survey to some of our customers regarding electrical skills and Logic4training’s New Entrant Domestic Electrical Installer (NEDEI) course.    We had a great response – nearly 300 of you took part, answering questions about your day-to-day work and future training needs. Many of...


NAPIT launch new scheme to improve electrical safety

 Jun, 13 - 2016   Electrical

A new Electrical Inspector Scheme for installers has been launched by The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT).   The system has been designed to help consumers and businesses find the right tradesperson for electrical inspection and testing work across the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. The system...


Smart Power Revolution needed in the UK

 May, 11 - 2016   Electrical

Consumers could save up to £8 billion a year by 2030 if the UK embraces the smart power revolution, according to a report published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC).   The report, published in March, makes a series of strategic recommendations to modernise the energy sector, bringing jobs and...


Protecting end users from fire – Regulation 421:1:201

 Apr, 29 - 2016   Electrical

Amendment 3 of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations has seen a number of changes bought in over the last year, in a bid to improving safety and working practices. Regulation 421:1:201 – Protection against thermal effects, which stipulates enhanced fire protection risk, became mandatory this January.   Why the change?...


NAPIT issues Amendment 3 update for consumers

 Mar, 04 - 2016   Electrical

NAPIT, one of the leading government approved and UKAS accredited membership operators, has created a leaflet for installers to hand out to their customers on the recent changes brought about by Amendment 3 of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations relating to consumer units.   As of the 1st January 2016,...


Are you still looking for city and guilds 2391?

 Feb, 24 - 2016   Electrical

Are you still looking for city and guilds 2391 training?   You might be looking for a while as 2391 is now known as 2395 and has been since 2012.   One of the top qualifications in the electrical industry since it was introduced in 2008, 2391 was one of...


Advice for a Domestic Electrician

Have you ever wondered  ‘What is a domestic electrician?’ (or domestic electrical installer) ‘what are his or her day to day tasks?’ or ‘What qualifications do I need to become one?’. We class it as someone that needs a knowledge of electrics for their day to day role, but while some...


Becoming an electrician with Logic4training

 Nov, 17 - 2015   Electrical

Becoming an electrician – Start with the basics   How many times have you come across a job that requires the help of an electrician to professionally wire-in an electric shower, heating system or cooking appliance in order to complete a job? But what if you had these skills yourself?...


Dangerous electrical products – Who do I report them to?

 Oct, 26 - 2015   Electrical

Do you find that when you discover non-compliant or dangerous electrical products you don’t know who to report them to?   In a major survey of installers conducted in October 2015, nearly 60% of respondents encounter non-compliant electrical products but don’t actually report them.   The reasons respondents gave for...


Private sector tenants could be at risk from flawed regulations

 Sep, 30 - 2015   Electrical

Your customers are often left in the dark when it comes to laws and regulations surrounding electrical inspections and PAT testing.    A new report published by charity Electrical Safety First shows that tenants in the private rented sector maybe at risk from new regulations which completely ignore mandatory electrical...