New technical director appointed for NICEIC and ELECSA

John O’Neill has been appointed Director of Technical Excellence at Certsure (NICEIC & ELECSA). A well known and much respected figure in the industry, John has almost 50 years experience in the sector. He started his career as an apprentice at Vauxhall Motorsin Luton before working as a maintenance supervisor for General Motors in Canada and the USA. He returned to the UK to set up his own electrical contracting business specialising in electrical work and integrated control systems.

Beware of fake electricians posing as registered electricians!

A man has been jailed for carrying out dangerous work while posing as a registered electrician. John Draco, 35, of Rowan Place, Newton Aycliffe, pleaded guilty to fraud and consumer protection related offences after falsely claiming to be a qualified electrician. He advertised his services on Yell.com as accredited by ELECSA and Trustmark-despite not having either accreditation. He also claimed to be NICEIC registered.

DIYers, Stop Carrying Out Electrical Work and Call in a Professional

NICEIC and ELECSA have today (May 24) launched a new national consumer campaign to promote the use of registered electricians. Entitled ‘Ban the Bravado’, the campaign will look at some of the dangerous DIY electrical jobs people will take on around the home. Former footballer and TV star Dion Dublin will front the campaign which coincides with the May Bank Holiday weekend – when traditionally more DIY jobs are carried out around the home.

18th Edition seminar in cinemas across the UK

Tickets are now on sale for one of the most exciting events ever delivered in the electrical industry. On July 4 th this year NICEIC and ELECSA will be transmitting a live talk on the 18th Edition which will be beamed via satellite to 40 cinema screens simultaneously. Tickets cost just £5 for the biggest electrical conference ever staged and can be booked online at a cinema close to you now by visiting 18edition.com/cinema