Amendment 3 becomes the Law on Wednesday! Are you ready for it?

NICEIC and ELECSA are reminding contractors that all electrical installations designed after June 30 2015 are to comply with BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment 3:2015 The IET Wiring Regulations.
The new standard was issued on 1st January this year (2015), with contractors given a six month transition period to get up to speed with the changes.
The amendment, now in a yellow book, contains many new changes and requirements to the way electrical installations should be constructed.

What is the future for Green Energy?

British people are excited about renewable energy - so why is there so much hesitation from the Government?
With 48 per cent of British people willing to pay more towards investment in renewable energy and tackling climate change and solar PV generating enough energy last year to power over a million typical households in the South of England, the renewables industry has enjoyed strong growth recently, with consumer interest growing.

Free taster session for females thinking of becoming an electrician

Women and girls wanting a career with real spark are being urged to attend an electrical engineering event in Sheffield this month.
A free taster session explaining what a career as an electrician involves is taking place for women of all ages – whether it’s school pupils looking at their options or women who want a career change.
Visitors will get the latest information about apprenticeships, jobs and careers in the electrical engineering industry, training courses starting this September, and have the chance to try practical activities and meet female electricians.

Trade Skills 4 U celebrates 10 years by giving away a brand new van!

To be given a van in return for winning a game of buzz seems almost too good to be true, however for 3 of Trade Skills 4 U students, the van was all for the taking in one fun filled afternoon.
How Trade Skills 4 U celebrated their birthday
In April Crawley based electrical training company Trade Skills 4U launched a competition to win a brand new Vauxhall Combo Van worth nearly £17,000. Why you may ask? Well it was their 10th Birthday and CEO Carl Bennett wanted to celebrate in style and give something back to his customers.

NAPIT Launches Campaign for a better Electrical Industry

NAPIT have launched a series of Infographics which seek to address some of the more pressing issues faced by NAPIT members and the wider electrical industry. The infographics have been based on survey responses received from the NAPIT Trade Association.
The results do not show anything surprising, however NAPIT aims to use the information to present to new MP's and other influential organisations in the building services sector a unique insight into the way policy changes affect the lives of tradespeople up and down the country.
What issues are represented