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Electrical

What Makes A Good Electrician

 Nov, 08 - 2017   Electrical

When you’re looking to make a career choice, it’s worth having a think about your abilities and personality. Matching your skills and your character traits to the requirements of a particular job will ensure you make the right decision. Being an electrician is a great career these days. There’s a...


What is PAT testing?

 Nov, 07 - 2017   Electrical

Sometimes we get so caught up in the technical details in the trades, we forget the basics. This articles aims to answer some frequently asked questions about PAT testing. Whether you are a consumer, a trainee or a competent person, these are the things you should know…   What does...


Becoming a trainee electrician

 Oct, 20 - 2017   Electrical

Those of you in your last year of school or finishing up your A-Levels will soon find yourself master of your own destiny for the first time. What career path will you choose and how do you pursue it? You’ll be looking for a future-proof career with lots of opportunity...


What’s in the 18th edition wiring regulations?

 Jun, 27 - 2017   Electrical

With 18th edition a year away, it’s time for electricians, technicians, and installers to take note. The draft has been released for professionals and anyone with an interest to read and comment on but many of you simply don’t have the time to read through what is a massive document....


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...