New Direct catalogue 2013/14 (Formerly known as the NICEIC Direct catalogue)

Contractors can now access an even greater array of kit and equipment at discounted prices via the latest Direct catalogue. Formerly known as the NICEIC Direct catalogue the 2013-14 publication now features the full range of merchandise available from sister brands ELECSA and ECA alongside a specialist section of Gas Safe products and equipment for those in the heating and plumbing sectors.
“The contracting industry is constantly evolving with tradespeople now offering a wider range of services across different markets,” comments Mike Jackson, Head of Group Sales at NICEIC.

Dress Right and Work Smart in the Summer

When the going gets hot keeping cool is the key. That’s why Snickers summer working clothes are intelligently designed for top class working comfort, ventilation and functionality.
There’s a wide range of garments and accessories for tradesmen and women including Work Trousers in CoolTwill fabric, multi-functional Shorts plus Snickers’ original Pirate Trousers with Kneepads.
All Snickers Summer Workwear is tried and tested to deliver maximum ventilation and comfort on site.

MLE Supports the ESC through their Charitable Commitment Programme

My Local Electrician, the online magazine for the Electrical Industry, is delighted to confirm they will be supporting the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) a UK charity that campaigns to reduce deaths and injuries in the home caused by electricity, as well as providing electrical safety advice for the home.

Vent-Axia Joins Dwelle’s Sustainable Micro Buildings at Grand Designs

Leading British fan manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to showcase its Sentinel Kinetic MVHR within a Dwelle Micro Building at Grand Designs Live (4-12 May 2013, Excel, London). This year, Dwelle, the Manchester-based architects are presenting a brand new range of micro buildings ‘dwelle.ing’, ‘little dwelle.ing’ and ‘mobile dwelle.ing’. To launch the range Dwelle’s stand will feature a scaled-down slice through one of their timber framed structures, showing all of the components that create a dwelle.ing, including Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic MVHR.

Electrical Fires in the Home – The Facts

Every year in the UK people are needlessly injured or killed in house fires. In the UK there were 44,000 house fires in the year 2011-12. Of these, 37,600 were accidental fires and 14,700 fires were in relation to misuse of electrical appliances and equipment. It comes as no surprise to realise that electrical fire in the home is a growing problem.
Unfortunately many electrical fires that occur could have been easily prevented. Fires in the home do not make sensational headlines. They happen behind closed doors and many people believe it won't happen to them.

Health and Safety exhibition tradition to continue at the NEC Birmingham

The Health and Safety Event, a new national Health and Safety exhibition and conference programme has been launched at the NEC in Birmingham from 11th to 13th March 2014. The new event will be held at the same time as Maintec, the maintenance, plant and asset management exhibition.

Trustmark Warns Consumers to be Vigilant of Home Improvement Fraudsters

TrustMark, the Government endorsed quality mark signposting consumers to tradesmen, has welcomed Action Fraud’s warning about doorstep fraudsters using the Green Deal to con homeowners, and is urging consumers to be wary of uninvited tradesmen and always check the credentials of any firm to ensure they are approved and reputable.

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