VPhase selected as finalist for the Electrical Industry Awards 2010

VPhase, the low cost energy saving unit that you can simply fit, forget and save money instantly, has been selected as a finalist for the Electrical Industry Awards 2010 in the category of Innovative Residential/Domestic products of the year.
A VPhase unit:
saves money by reducing electricity bill by typically 10% through regulating the incoming voltage to the home to a stable level, usually 220 volts;
saves at least 4 tonnes of carbon over its life, that is the equivalent to driving 22,000 km in an average size family car;

Big Surge in Students on Training Courses to be Electricians

In the last year, the electrical industry has been the most popular career choice for nearly 100,000 students.
This boost for the industry and the consumer has been welcomed by trade organisation NAPIT, the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers, which, since its formation in 1992, has made solid progress in enhancing the success and excellence of its membership through the promotion of professionalism, best business practices and leadership for the electrical and allied industries.

New safety advice issued on electric gates

The HSE has announced new safety advice on electric gates in the uk. Their press release states:
Installers, designers, maintenance firms and manufacturers of electric gates, are being urged to seriously consider new safety advice issued by the Health and Safety Executive today, following the recent deaths of two children involving these gates.
The safety alert points out that limiting the closing forces of gates alone will not provide sufficient protection to meet the relevant standards, and installers must fit additional safeguards to gates in public areas.

SELECT’s micro-renewables initiative will make its contribution to reducing the construction industry’s carbon footprint

SELECT, Scotland’s trade association for the electrical, electronics and communications systems industry, is taking a significant stake in the future with the establishment of the new ground-breaking Scottish Environmental Technologies Training Centre.

Order-point.biz - The Brand New online shop

Order-point.biz is The Brand New Website which enables its customers to purchase top quality electrical items at wholesale prices. Designed for those in the industry, it boasts a whole range of products and is the perfect solution for all your electrical needs whether you wish to buy in bulk or singular. Many of our customers have already said that we have some of the cheapest prices around!

Megger puts network testing on the net

An invaluable resource for all network and communication test professionals, the new Megger Networks website (www.meggernetworks.com) not only provides access to a wide range of helpful application notes and data sheets, but also features a virtual structured cabling tester that enables users to enhance their testing skills and to review the operation of Megger’s SCT range of network testers. The website also includes the latest product announcements and other news from Megger relating to network testing.

Time is running out for Megger’s money making events!

Electrical contractors looking for ways to make more money have only a few weeks left to attend one of the highly successful Money Talks! events that test equipment expert, Megger, is holding throughout the UK. To date, more than 1,800 contractors have attended these free events, and 371 of these are already using the ideas presented at the events to grow their businesses. Time is short for those who wish to join them, however, as the programme of events must finish at the end of 2010.

How to treat an electric shock

What to do if you believe someone has received - or is receiving an electric shock?
It may not be immediately clear that someone either has received or is receiving an electric shock. Smoke is unlikely to be pouring from their ears! If it is suspected that a person is suffering from electric shock, anyone coming to their aid should approach with extreme caution.

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