Former paratrooper encourages others to take the apprenticeship plunge

Since becoming an apprentice at RK Electrical Mechanical Services in Northamptonshire he has his feet firmly on the ground and hopes to encourage others to consider apprenticeships when faced with having to make a career change.

Speaking of his experience during National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February), Michael said: “On leaving school I went on to study farming, I’d worked on a farm since I was 13 and knew this was something I wanted to do. I studied farm management and worked in the industry for eight years.”

Game-changing Bill for Substandard Electricals Online

The Government’s Online Harms Bill has failed to address the problem of dangerous electrical goods available from online marketplaces. So leading consumer protection charity, Electrical Safety First, has put forward its own, ‘game changing’ Bill.

Electrical Safety First’s new Bill would make online marketplaces – such as Amazon and eBay – legally responsible for hosting listings of potentially lethal electrical products for sale. It would ensure they have the same responsibilities to protect consumers from unsafe products as High Street retailers.

Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say!

“Today marks an important day for the electrotechnical industry as the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) surrounding Amendment 2 of BS 7671: 2018 is released,” said John O’Neill, NICEIC and ELECSA’s Director of Technical Excellence

“Providing the first glimpse of the proposed changes to the regulations which are planned to be introduced in March 2022, this document is vitally important in shaping how our industry operates.

Red Arrow working on new developments for exterior lighting range

As you are aware, floodlights add security to outdoor areas of a home, outbuildings, sports arenas, car parks, airports and business premises. They are also used to temporarily illuminate building sites. However, there are installation restrictions, and floodlights will need to be changed if they are causing artificial light nuisance or light pollution. This can be a costly exercise for electricians should they need to make changes once the floodlights are in place.

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