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New research has found that if you are isolated and over 65 in Wales, you are at much greater risk from electrical fires. In fact, older people living alone experienced three times more electrical fires than the same age group who cohabit[i]. Last year, a shocking 311[ii] accidental electrical fires occurred in the homes of older people in Wales.
A new independent Board of industry experts has been appointed to TrustMark, the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme for tradespeople, to further enhance the levels of consumer protection, whilst achieving better business for reputable tradespeople. The Board, which comprises of a new Chairman and seven non-executive directors, ensures adequate representation of all the industry sectors TrustMark works with, coupled with experts from a wide range of industries, to provide a fresh knowledge and insight to the running of TrustMark.
Mark Lawrenson and Ray Stubbs have been announced as guest speakers at this year’s Live North. The duo, who were mainstays of BBC’s football coverage, will kick off the event, which is hosted by NICEIC & ELECSA, and brings together electrical contractors from across the north west of England.
They will be dipping into their enormous treasure trove of football tales to discuss what it takes to get to the top. It’s a chat that combines humour, determination and
the will to succeed from two of the game’s most famous faces.
Need to lock off multiple breakers, switches or valves? Then, the new series of cable lockouts from Martindale provides the perfect solution. Responding to the requirements of installers and maintenance teams, this simple and reliable solution will prevent the re-energising of circuits and systems during maintenance, as part of a safe isolation procedure.
Suitable for both the electrical and industrial market, the new ergonomically designed CABLOK series is available with 1m, 3m and 5m cable lengths and is compatible with the Martindale Electric PAD10 and PAD20R padlocks.
More than 1000 conscientious contractors have now successfully taken and passed their 18th Edition training with NICEIC and ELECSA. The 18th Edition officially launched in July this year with electrical contractors given a six-month transition period to get up to speed with the changes. While some contractors have decided to delay any training – others have been keen to get cracking straight away.
Neil Vincent, Training Manager at NICEIC and ELECSA said: “It has been interesting to see people’s attitude towards training since the 18th was launched.