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Electrical

Battling gender inequality in electrical industry

 Feb, 07 - 2018   Electrical

It’s not going to come as a huge surprise to anyone that the electrical industry, and indeed all the trades, are overwhelmingly male dominated. In fact, according to research by the NICEIC, it’s still the case that less than 1 in every 1,000 electrical contractors is female. This surely positions...


The EV opportunity is here

 Feb, 08 - 2018   Electrical

Figures show a growing number of car buyers are moving away from petrol and diesel, opting instead for electric vehicles (EVs) in support of an environmentally sustainable future. The number of hybrids and EVs on the road is growing at an impressive rate and so is the demand for a...


Are You Ready for IET18?

 Jan, 29 - 2018   Electrical

Electrical engineers and electricians must work to BS 7671, the British Standard for wiring regulations. The 17th edition provides the set of national standards with which all UK home and industrial wiring must comply. The 18th edition of the wiring regulations has been under preparation, and the draft updated standard...


What does the industry think of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations?

 Dec, 08 - 2017   Electrical

The consultation period is over and the electrical industry has had its say.  The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations will be published on 28th June 2018 and are expected to be in full effect from 1st January 2019.  But, with some pretty major changes proposed, the response from industry professionals has...


Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

 Nov, 28 - 2017   Electrical

There are now 4.5 million privately rented households in the UK, a number which has roughly doubled over the past decade & is showing no signs of slowing down. But, while general standards surrounding the private rental sector (PRS) are improving, tenants are facing a significant risk of incidents caused...


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...