Professional Electrician Discussion Group

If you are looking for an on line discussion group with a difference, then the My Local Electrician Linkedin Group is a serious contender. If you have tried out forums and are getting tired of low quality replies and threads, you will find it well worth your time joining other professional electricians in the My Local Electrician Group.

Tech Talks for UK Electricians

The Tech Talks for electricians roadshow is heading out UK wide. This series of events are jointly run by the ECA, NIC and Elecsa. They are great value for money at £20 per person and a good way to help keep your electrical knowledge up to date.
Seminars will include:
-Protective devices explained
-Safe isolation and working live
-Cable selection
-BS7671: Amendment 2
-Electrical supplies to essential systems
-Lightning and surge protection systems

How to Light a Retail Showroom with DexRetail

If you’re wondering how to light a retail showroom with an attractive luminaire offering a host of appealing features, Dexretail’s Highbay Architectural luminaire is the answer. A highly adaptable and durable product, the Highbay Architectural is the perfect choice for an array of retail lighting applications including receptions, atriums and shopping centres.

Key things that you need to remember for your Electricians' Invoices

At the best of times remembering key details that need to go on your electricians' invoices is hard. With VAT, invoice numbers, and a whole list of dos and don'ts, invoicing takes up time, and it takes you away from the real work that needs doing. Plus, who can really say that they enjoy doing paperwork?
So here are our 4 key points that you need to remember when putting together your invoices!
1. You MUST include a unique invoice number for every single invoice. This is a requirement for when you do a self assessment tax return.

Dextra Group proudly exhibiting at this year’s LuxLive lighting exhibition

Dextra Group plc. is proudly exhibiting at this year’s LuxLive lighting exhibition, the UK’s biggest lighting event. The two-day event takes place on 20 & 21 November and will see more than 150 companies transform the Earls Court 2 arena into an exciting lighting industry exhibitor space. Visit the Dextra Group exhibition stand D39, which will be home to products from Dextra Lighting, Dexeco and Dexretail for visitors to enjoy and learn more about.

Requirements Checklist for Joining a Part P Scheme

This week Trade Skills 4 U have published another great informative blog post on joining a part p scheme. Domestic electricians know and understand the importance of being Part P registered and the blog does an excellent job of breaking down the top three main scheme providers requirements.
It starts by listing the three main part p scheme providers as the NICEIC, NAPIT and ELECSA. In addition to this they have done some great leg work in providing the checklist of requirements for joining these three main providers.

Make the most of the Summer with LEDextra's outdoor lighting range

Summer has well and truly arrived and we all hope it is here to stay. As the nation enjoys a blistering heat wave, why not make use of the summer sunshine by enhancing your outdoor space with help from LED lighting options from LEDextra.
LEDextra's extensive range of outdoor LED lights can assist in helping your garden look as attractive as the sunshine and help you make the most of the warm weather.

Insurance for Electricians

Last week TradeSkills4U, the UK's Premier Electrical Training Company, posted a quick guide to insurance for electricians and does a pretty good job in helping professional electricians find a policy that is right for them.
Getting the right insurance cover is important, it needs to cover you for essentials like public liability if you have unexpected accidents whilst working in clients homes. The blog also does a really good job in breaking down important issues that need to be addressed before taking our insurance.

The WEEE Directive and How Dexreco are Tackling This

The WEEE Directive, Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment, is a piece of EU legislation which became European law in February 2003 and was introduced to UK law in 2007. The law makes both producers and importers of electronic goods responsible for the recycling of their products and covers the entire European Union. The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of electronic waste (e-waste) from domestic and commercial sources which end up in landfill sites.

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