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Electrical

Partner Rolec meets 18th Regulations

 Jan, 15 - 2019   Electrical

Our Partner Rolec EV has confirmed that its entire range of Electric Vehicle charging points have been developed to comply with the new IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations that has been in force since 1st January 2019.   Kieron Alsop, Rolec EV’s Managing Director, commented: “As the manufacturer of Europe’s largest range...


BS7671:2018 Corrigendum – December 2018

 Jan, 11 - 2019   Electrical

BS 7671 (IET Wiring Regulations) sets the standards for electrical installation in the UK and many other countries.   The IET co-publishes BS 7671 with the British Standards Institution (BSI) and is the authority on electrical installation.   The new 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018) was published in July...


Tip #23: Get ready for the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

 Dec, 23 - 2018   Electrical

The New Year is just around the corner and so are the new 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.   Introduced in July 2018, from January 1st they become mandatory and all electricians and trades people carrying out domestic electrical work will need to update their qualifications over the coming months to...


£106 million boost for Electric Vehicles

 Sep, 18 - 2018   Electrical

There have been some exciting developments in the Electric Vehicle (EV) sector, accelerating us towards a future of low and zero emission vehicles.    What’s the latest on EV development? The UK’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit took place in Birmingham on 11th and 12th September, bringing together ministers, industry...


Electric cars: Demand for charge points infrastructure

 Jul, 10 - 2018   Electrical

Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, aims to make it easier to recharge an electric car rather than refuel petrol or diesel vehicles, by introducing more charge points throughout our towns and cities. The government announced a ban on new diesel and petrol cars and vans in the UK from 2040 in...


17th Edition changes to 18th Edition

 May, 18 - 2018   Electrical

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018) replace the 17th Edition on 2nd July 2018. The 17th Edition Wiring Regulations were launched in 2008 and while there have been a few amendments, not much has changed since then – until now. On the 2nd July 2018 the 18th Edition will be...


How are we going to charge electric vehicles?

 Apr, 26 - 2018   Electrical

Stories about electric vehicles are regularly in the press, a key part in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. But, how are we going to power them? In the UK, EV charging points are becoming more commonplace in shopping centre car parks and forecourts. Around the world, vehicles are being...


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...