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. - The Brand New online shop 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 ( 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.

VPhase featured on BBC’s DIY SOS Programme

VPhase, a simple device which cuts household electricity costs by approximately 10% p.a. has been featured on BBC’s DIY: SOS The Big Build. The hour long programme saw the team transform an ex-council house in South Wales, Brynmawr into an eco-friendly family home by installing energy efficient technologies such as rainwater harvesting, solar panels and VPhase voltage optimisation.

JTL Pledges £1m towards Apprentice Recruitment

A £1million package to support employers recruiting Electrical Apprentices in England has been agreed by JTL, the principal work based learning provider for the building services engineering sector.
In addition to its standard grants package which already includes payment of all college and assessment costs, exam and registration fees and up to two attempts at the AM2 test, JTL is now offering an employer grant of £1,000 for the first 1,000 electrotechnical Advanced Apprentices aged 16-18 recruited.

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