Electricians Bear the Costs of Faulty Products and Materials

Despite guarantees made on materials, electricians are finding themselves out of pocket should they have to replace faulty products.
Anxious to ensure good customer relations and reputation, electricians are finding they may only be breaking even or worse still making a loss if they have to return to the job through no fault of their own in order to replace a faulty fitting.

Merseytravel Chooses Eaton’s Memshield 3 Boards For Historic Building

When it became necessary to replace electrical distribution equipment in the Grade II listed George’s Dock Ventilation and Central Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel building, Merseytravel chose Memshield 3 smart boards and MCCB panelboards from Eaton as the key elements of the new installation.

Meet British Superbike Champion Tommy Hill at ADR Fastlec

Sussex-based electrical wholesaler ADR Fastlec and leading fan manufacturer Vent-Axia have teamed up to invite customers to meet Tommy Hill, the 2011 British Superbike Champion. The event will be held at ADR’s Littlehampton trade counter on Tuesday 12 March 2013 from 9am till 12 noon. During the morning lucky visitors will have the opportunity to meet the former Superbike Champion while Tommy will be signing autographs and sharing his most exciting racing moments.

Ascertiva Group earns Times Top 100 company accolade

Ascertiva Group, the company renowned for its NICEIC and NQA brands, has become a Times Top 100 Best Company to Work For. The accolade is awarded on the views of employees and the policies and processes of employers. It identifies best practice and ranks companies chiefly by their results in eight key indicators of staff engagement.

Are your Sockets Overloaded?

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) have recently launched a Socket Overload Calculator which allows householders to see if they are overloading their sockets.
Overloading electric sockets is the cause of many house fires in the UK and whilst most people use a 4 way bar adapter (which is recommended over a multi plug adapter) it seems many householders are still unclear about what items are safe to plug in.

Climate Week 2013- Getting Britain Green

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. A week of activities will begin on Monday 4thMarch, showcasing practical energy efficient solutions from every sector of society, and end on Sunday 10th March.Every year this national event attracts half a million people to 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest ever environmental occasion. Events are run by various organisations such as schools, businesses, charities, councils and many others.

Schneider Electric Deals with the Green Deal

David Lewis, marketing development manager at Schneider Electric offers insight on the Green Deal and what it means for the industry.
The Green Deal is currently one of the most documented subjects in the industry, yet many electricians and homeowners are not sure what it means for them. As we all know, energy usage is a big issue. In fact, it is estimated that energy consumption will double in the next 40 years. So, it is crucial to know the basics and the ins and outs of what could be the most profitable scheme this year for electricians.

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