Martindale offers a flexible solution to safe isolation

Need to lock off multiple breakers, switches or valves? Then, the new series of cable lockouts from Martindale provides the perfect solution. Responding to the requirements of installers and maintenance teams, this simple and reliable solution will prevent the re-energising of circuits and systems during maintenance, as part of a safe isolation procedure.

Suitable for both the electrical and industrial market, the new ergonomically designed CABLOK series is available with 1m, 3m and 5m cable lengths and is compatible with the Martindale Electric PAD10 and PAD20R padlocks.

Have you taken your 18th yet?

More than 1000 conscientious contractors have now successfully taken and passed their 18th Edition training with NICEIC and ELECSA. The 18th  Edition officially launched in July this year with electrical contractors given a six-month transition period to get up to speed with the changes. While some contractors have decided to delay any training – others have been keen to get cracking straight away.

Neil Vincent, Training Manager at NICEIC and ELECSA said: “It has been interesting to see people’s attitude towards training since the 18th was launched.

Government names TrustMark as the new quality mark for consumers

GOVERNMENT NAMES TRUSTMARK AS THE NEW ALL-ENCOMPASSING MARK OF QUALITY FOR CONSUMERS IN AND AROUND THE HOME - Energy efficiency and clean growth are a key part of the new TrustMark - In support of the Government’s Green GB Week, TrustMark, the Government-endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople, announces that it has expanded its remit to include Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI), retrofit and energy efficiency sectors, in order to now cover any work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home.

Online Asbestos awareness training for NICEIC & ELECSA electrical contractors

NICEIC and ELECSA have launched a partnership with Central Compliance UK (CCUK) to provide training on the dangers of working with asbestos. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive suggest that 14 people will die prematurely every day as a result of being exposed to asbestos - this equates to around 5,000 deaths a year. It is the single greatest cause to work related deaths in the UK and is considered a major factor to many types of health complications.

Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme Get more Women in to Electrical Industry

NICEIC has been helping more women into the electrical industry through its Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme. The scheme offers grants to women already working in the industry or looking to get a helping hand at the start of their career. It is open to females of all ages and designed to cover training or other associated costs up to a maximum of £500.

 

One of those who benefited from a bursary was 40-year-old Amanda Pugh from Buckinghamshire. She used the funding to set up a website for her business Amanda Electrics.