BS7671 Amendment 3 Book

Are You Ready for the Changes to BS7671 17th Edition Amendment 3?

Trades Skills 4 U have published a survey on the changes to BS7671, are you ready for these all important changes,...

Embarrassment

Eighteen million people too embarrassed to ask an electrician if they are registered

Hot news at the moment in the electrical industry reveals that only one in five householders seeking quotations from electricians are asking for proof of...

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Eighteen million people too embarrassed to ask an electrician if they are registered

Embarrassment

Hot news at the moment in the electrical industry reveals that only one in five householders seeking quotations from electricians are asking for proof of registration. Failure to check for yourself that an electrician is who they say are can land you in all sorts of bother. From a severely botched and dangerous job that could put the lives of you and your family at risk to having a head ache when attempting to rent out your property, the failure to check Part P registration could cost you dearly.

What is the future for Green Energy?

David Cowburn

British people are excited about renewable energy - so why is there so much hesitation from the Government?

With 48 per cent of British people willing to pay more towards investment in renewable energy and tackling climate change and solar PV generating enough energy last year to power over a million typical households in the South of England, the renewables industry has enjoyed strong growth recently, with consumer interest growing.

NAPIT Launches Campaign for a better Electrical Industry

NAPIT Infographics

NAPIT have launched a series of Infographics which seek to address some of the more pressing issues faced by NAPIT members and the wider electrical industry. The infographics have been based on survey responses received from the NAPIT Trade Association.

The results do not show anything surprising, however NAPIT aims to use the information to present to new MP's and other influential organisations in the building services sector a unique insight into the way policy changes affect the lives of tradespeople up and down the country.

What issues are represented

Electricians – are you aware of the new Health and Safety changes?

Health and Safety - working at height

A new Health and Safety law that affects all domestic electricians came into force from the 6th April. Replacing the the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2007, the new Regulations are designed to improve health and safety and reduce accidents during building projects.

The new Regulations are known as Construction, (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015. Building firms need to review their current health and safety processes to ensure they are compliant with the new law.

What is the main change?

Competent person vs electrically trained person

Amendment 3

With amendment 3 on its way, there will be some changes over the terminology used to describe a qualified electrician.

It has been a long standing bone of contention within the electrical industry as to the wording used to describe a qualified electrician as a competent person. This term at best could be confusing and at worse could be open to abuse with some householders terming themselves as competent persons without actually holding the qualifications and other individuals passing themselves off as a competent person knowing it to be wrong.

The New Megger Catalogue is out - and available on App for the first time!

MUK 493 Megger's new catalogue

Test and measurement specialist Megger UK has launched its invaluable new contractor product catalogue in both paper and electronic formats. The new catalogue is aimed at electrical contractors wishing to boost their efficiency, diversify their scope and increase their revenue by staying informed about the latest developments in electrical test equipment and testing accessories.

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