Doepke 17th Edition Consumer Unit complete with MCB's

My local electrical supplies are offering a range of Doepke 17th edition consumer units complete with RCD's and MCB's.
The range of Doepke Insulated consumer units are designed to meet BSEN60439-3
You have a choice of 8 / 12 or 18 usable ways. They all come complete with 100 amp main switch and 2 x 63amp RCD's and MCB's making this a really economical way of buying a consumer unit.
The 8 way comes complete with a choice of 8 x MCB's between 6 - 40amp
The 12 way comes complete with a choice of 10 x MCB's between 6 - 40amp

New industry initiative to simplify Part P job notification for electrical contractors

It’s now even easier to notify Part P work, thanks to a major project to simplify the whole job notification system for electrical contractors. The work has been undertaken by the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) management committee on behalf of local authority building control (LABC), and has drawn upon the experience of all Part P scheme operators.

BBC Watchdog is slammed for failing to advise viewers about the importance of using registered tradespeople

In a recent BBC Watchdog episode the Rogue Traders team investigated an unregistered electrician scamming customers by selling unnecessary work and electrical equipment that wasn’t required. Whilst it is positive to expose these risks to the public, the advice broadcasted to viewers which followed was diluted and failed to highlight the importance of using registered tradespeople and more importantly why they should.

NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme

NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme - What is the approved contractor scheme, the Benefits, and how to register.
NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme is for electrical contractors undertaking design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical installations to BS 7671.
The scheme is open to any electrical contractors or contracting organisations who can demonstrate their competence to perform electrical installation work in accordance with BS 7671.
Applicants may include:
-Electricians working on commercial and industrial installations

NAPIT Launches a new advanced Apprenticeship in Microgeneration

NAPIT have announced, in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service and Stephenson College in Coalville, the launch of a new Advanced Apprenticeship in Microgeneration.
It is estimated that some 60,000 Microgeneration Engineers will be needed by 2020 to deal with the ever growing industry of renewable energy installation.


The Ei168RC from Aico Ltd. is a base unit for the company’s unique RadioLINK wireless interconnect mains powered smoke alarm system.
The base unit adds a number of important extra features to RadioLINK, as well as enabling installers to take advantage of Aico’s new RC control technology. Aico says that this upgrade now makes its RadioLINK systems technology even better suited to more comprehensive alarm systems, offering greater coverage and protection, but also allowing greater control.

Electrical Safety in the Bathroom

Water carries electricity efficiently. When the two mix, the result can kill. Because of this, from an electrical safety point of view, the bathroom is possibly the most dangerous room in the home. The consequences of an electric shock are far more severe in a bathroom or shower room as wet skin reduces the body's resistance. There are special requirements for electrical installations in bathrooms.
Sockets are not allowed in bathrooms or shower rooms (apart from shaver-supply units), unless they can be fitted at least three metres from the bath or shower.

Competent Person Scheme Operators