Are your appliances safe?

Last year, 1,873 fires were caused by domestic electrical white goods such as dishwashers and fridge freezers in England, the equivalent of over five fires per day. The Electrical charity, Electrical Safety First's product checker, contains the details of electrical products that have been recalled since 2007. If you have searched for a product that you own and it is not listed, this means that it has not been recalled and should be safe to use. However we advise you make sure it is registered.

Glamping for Electricians

Skilful spark turns temporary structure into spacious pod! An inventive electrician with a penchant for the peculiar hit the headlines recently with his UFO inspired crafty design Martin Johnson, who runs his own electrical business in Pembrokeshire, appeared on the popular Channel 4 show George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.

 

Electrical membership scheme for students

NICEIC has launched a new student membership scheme to offer greater support to the electricians of the future. The scheme is free to join for all students and apprentices currently undertaking full or part time courses within the electrotechnical industry. All those who join will be able to access the latest advice and support which will complement their current training and development.

 

Tackling gender inequality in the electrical industry

Tackling gender inequality must be a trade priority, says NICEIC CEO Emma Clancy. As the nation celebrates the 100 th anniversary of the female vote (Feb 6 th , 2018) Emma says that despite a certain level of progress in other industries, gender disparity still remains a prevalent issue in the electrical and wider construction sectors.

February 6th 1918 was an important milestone in our history but it only marked the start of a journey that we are still on today to bring about equality,” commented Emma.

 

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