News https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news.xml en NICEIC contractor helps out on love your garden https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-contractor-helps-out-love-your-garden <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">NICEIC contractor helps out on love your garden</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Dale%20Montague%20Electrical%20Ltd%20Staff.png?itok=5riYjVYZ" width="480" height="480" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 02/09/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">An NICEIC registered contractor came to the rescue recently to help out with a couple of projects for the hit TV show Love Your Garden. </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The producers of the show initially needed an electrical contractor to help with a garden revamp for an elderly war veteran in Derbyshire. <p></p></span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Dale Montague Electrical Ltd, based in Chesterfield, answered the call and were only too happy to go out and get the job finished. They made such a good impression they were called back to help out with another project in Nottingham, this time helping a couple coping with a disability.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Managing Director Rebekah Tucker commented: “We get a few emergency calls but this one was a little bit different. It took us a bit by surprise, but when we found out more about what was involved we were only too happy to help out.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Love Your Garden sees a team of experts transform gardens for people in need. It regularly attracts more than 4 million viewers and is the nation’s most watched gardening show.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The team from Dale Montague Electrical LTD were asked to provide power, sockets and lights to a new outbuilding on both builds, whist ensuring the work carried out by the entire team was done so safely and in accordance with the appropriate regulations. The work generally took one to two days to complete.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Managing Director and Head Electrician Dale Montague commented “The job itself was nothing too difficult, but obviously with the camera crew on site there did feel a bit of extra pressure to make sure it was all working ok. Thankfully it did.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">“It was a real fun and interesting couple projects to be part of. It was good to be able to give something back to help out.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Dale Montague Electrical Ltd<span style="color:red"> </span>are <span style="mso-no-proof:yes">NICEIC Approved</span> Contractors based in Chesterfield. They carry out a wide range of electrical services in the domestic, commercial, industrial and electrical vehicle charging sectors around the city and surrounding areas.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The company was set up by Dale and Rebekah four years ago and now employs five people. Dale added: “It was great for a small business like ours to be given this fantastic opportunity.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;&lt;br /&gt;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri">The new series of Love Your garden started on ITV on August 27<sup>th</sup> and runs for 10 episodes.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">NICEIC worked with the producers of the show to provide registered electrical contractors for each project across the UK.<p></p></span></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--love-your-garden"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/love-your-garden" hreflang="en">love your garden</a></span> </div></div> </div> Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:50:32 +0000 gazza 8515 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk New technical director appointed for NICEIC and ELECSA https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/new-technical-director-appointed-niceic-and-elecsa <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">New technical director appointed for NICEIC and ELECSA</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/John-ONeill-technical-director-for-NICEIC-and-ELECSA.png?itok=tx8hV0Np" width="480" height="360" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 01/08/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>John O’Neill has been appointed Director of Technical Excellence at Certsure (NICEIC &amp; 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.</p> <p>He joined NICEIC in 2010 and has filled a number of technical positions including Area Engineer, Customer Relations Engineer and more latterly the Technical Helpline Manager.</p> <p>John commented: “I am delighted to take up this role at such a highly regarded organisation in the industry.</p> <p>“My time spent as an Area Engineer gave me a great insight into the challenges contractors face on a daily basis and the many different environments they work in. “I look forward to helping them prepare for future opportunities in new markets whilst at the same time providing high quality, compliant installations. John will continue to represent Certsure on the JPEL/64 committee, contributing to the BS 7671 wiring regulations, which provides guidance for electrical contractors.</p> <p>Kevan Parker, Managing Director for Certsure said: “John is a well known and respected individual within the sector. “He brings an immense amount of knowledge and experience to the role, both through his time as a contractor and with NICEIC and ELECSA.”</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--john-o’neill"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/john-oneill" hreflang="en">John O’Neill</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--technical-director"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/technical-director" hreflang="en">technical director</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--elecsa"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></span> </div></div> </div> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 08:09:17 +0000 gazza 8514 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Kevan Parker is the new Managing Director of Certsure https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/kevan-parker-new-managing-director-certsure <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Kevan Parker is the new Managing Director of Certsure</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Kevan%20Parker.png?itok=tyf2cKG0" width="335" height="450" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 09/04/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Kevan Parker has been appointed as the Managing Director of Certsure. Kevan has been with Certsure since 2016 when he joined the operations team as Director of Certification and Operations. He has been undertaking the interim Managing Director position since December following the departure of Emma Clancy.</p> <p>Phil Buckle, Chair of the Certsure board commented: “During his time in charge Kevan has demonstrated both a passion for Certsure and a strong ability to lead the<br /> Strategic Leadership Team.  He has proven himself as a team player and has the skills to make a positive contribution to the future development of Certsure.”</p> <p>Kevan said he is looking forward to the challenges ahead, adding: “I’m very excited about the future for Certsure. We plan to build on our technical excellence to provide<br /> a service offering to our customers that is second to none. This, combined with working more closely with the Certsure LLP members, will see us go from strength to strength.”</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--kevan-parker"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/kevan-parker" hreflang="en">Kevan Parker</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--certsure"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/certsure" hreflang="en">Certsure</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--emma-clancy"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/emma-clancy" hreflang="en">Emma Clancy</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--md-of-certsure"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/md-certsure" hreflang="en">MD of Certsure</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--phil-buckle"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/phil-buckle" hreflang="en">Phil Buckle</a></span> </div></div> </div> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:02:17 +0000 gazza 8512 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Earth Hour - the difference your thermostat can make https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/earth-hour-difference-your-thermostat-can-make <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Earth Hour - the difference your thermostat can make</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/earth-hour.jpg?itok=K7k0tFWe" width="480" height="320" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 28/03/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p dir="ltr">On March 30 at 8.30pm people across the globe will participate in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EarthHour?src=hash">Earth Hour</a>. The symbolism of switching off your lights at night to save energy is visually powerful. But to make a real difference you should consider switching down the thermostat.</p> <p dir="ltr">In households, heating and hot water alone account for 79 percent of total final energy use. Lighting and home appliances combined account for only 14 percent percent of household energy consumption.</p> <p dir="ltr">Luckily, everyone can take a small step and make a change. Research shows that turning down the heat by just 1°C helps to save around £75 a year per person on an average household’s energy bill.* However, we don’t need to suffer in the cold to make a difference. A smarter approach to how we use our heating and hot water can significantly reduce our carbon footprint without sacrificing on comfort.</p> <p dir="ltr">Smart thermostats which can control the heating and water have many energy-saving features. They can use your phone’s location to turn down the heat when no one is at home and adapt to local weather to make use of natural heat and sunshine. Moreover, they can automatically turn your heating off when an open window is detected to prevent energy wastage. Combined, these features can significantly reduce your energy bill.</p> <p dir="ltr">There are many energy-saving solutions already available which are not being fully utilised. Earth Hour is the perfect time to start thinking about the positive changes everyone can make.</p> <p dir="ltr">Follow the Hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EarthHour?src=hash">EarthHour here</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--earth-hour"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/earth-hour" hreflang="en">earth hour</a></span> </div></div> </div> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:43:20 +0000 gazza 8511 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Jobs for the Girls bursary open for entries https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/jobs-girls-bursary-open-entries <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Jobs for the Girls bursary open for entries</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/jobs-for-the-girls.png?itok=Lf9pba4j" width="480" height="277" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 07/03/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>NICEIC Jobs for the girls scheme helping more women into electrical industry. NICEIC is once again looking to help more women into the electrical industry through its Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme.  The bursary offers grants to women already working as an electrician or those looking to get a helping hand at the start of their career. It is open to females of all ages and can help cover training or other associated costs up to a maximum of £500. Last year NICEIC provided £5000 of funding to more than 20 women.<br /> Paul Collins, Communications Manager at NICEIC commented: “The bursary aims to help more women into the electrical industry, which is still massively under represented by females. “Our research suggests that just 1 in every 100 electricians is female. We want to improve on that figure. </p> <p>“Through this bursary we can offer practical and financial support to create a smoother route into the sector. “If we can help out those women who are just starting out or inspire others who might be thinking about a career in the electrical industry then we will be well on the way to addressing the gender imbalance directly.”<br /> One of those to benefit from a bursary last year was 41-year-old Amanda Pugh from Buckinghamshire. She used the funding to set up a website for her business Amanda Electrics.<br /> “I was just starting out on my own and although I had help with some of the training, and was fortunate to have a good amount of tools I still had to pay for additional courses, books, registration, insurance, website fees, business cards, work clothing and other tools.  <br /> “The set up costs were more than I anticipated but the bursary from the NICEIC helped offset some of the costs and meant I was able to start making money from my work sooner.”<br /> Applications for a bursary will need to be in before the closing date of April 30. A panel of judges will then review all applications before notifying successful applicants.<br /> For more information and how to apply visit niceic.com/jobsforthegirls/bursary</p> <p><strong>Below you can find two PDF case studies of women who received a bursary from NICEIC last year:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/jobsforthegirls/Cathleen%20Cockin.pdf">Cathleen Cockin - Little Miss Electrical in Huddersfield</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/jobsforthegirls/Amanda%20Pugh.pdf">Amanda Pugh - Amanda Electrics in Buckinghamshire</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--jobs-for-the-girls"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/jobs-girls" hreflang="en">Jobs for the girls</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--female-electricians"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/female-electricians" hreflang="en">female electricians</a></span> </div></div> </div> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 09:20:18 +0000 gazza 8510 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk NICEIC now attempting to help self employed electricians build their business https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-now-attempting-help-self-employed-electricians-build-their-business <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">NICEIC now attempting to help self employed electricians build their business</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Business%20courses.png?itok=75CqP5EY" width="480" height="320" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 05/03/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>NICEIC &amp; ELECSA Training is introducing a suite of management courses to help contractors build their business. The business skills seminars are separate to the practical, hands on courses traditionally offered by NICEIC &amp; ELECSA. They are aimed at contractors who may run their own business or have recently taken up a quality supervisory or management role and are looking to expand their skills.</p> <p>The first set of courses in the new range will cover project management, relationship management and pricing.</p> <p>Neil Vincent, Training manager at NICEIC &amp; ELECSA, commented: “Running a successful electrical contracting business is not just about being practical and handy with the tools.</p> <p>“There is a range of other skills and knowledge required, a lot of which might be alien to the busy electrician who has solely focussed on technical work previously.</p> <p>“These courses will provide contractors with skills in additional areas which will ultimately help them build their business.”</p> <p>In addition to learning new skills contractors will also benefit by improving their business processes.</p> <p>NICEIC &amp; ELECSA estimate that around 95% of all complaints from householders relate to a contractual dispute of some format, where a basic contract has not been put in place or a defined scope of works has not been agreed at the start.</p> <p>Research carried out by NICEIC &amp; ELECSA has revealed that:</p> <p>•             80% of quotations provided by electrical contractors do not properly document the terms or conditions of the appointment</p> <p>•             74% of electrical contractors have never produced a construction phase plan</p> <p>•             45% of electrical contractors receive variation orders verbally</p> <p>•             60% of electrical contractors would invest in training for improving business process solutions</p> <p>Neil added: “The majority of complaints between a contractor and client are down to a breakdown in communication over what was agreed at the outset.</p> <p>“Such instances fall out of the remit of  our complaints process and so end up costing the contractor time and money to resolve.</p> <p>“We believe that with the right training these issues can be avoided. The courses are designed to improve planning, aid negotiation and to give contractors confidence in an area they might not have covered before.</p> <p>“It will help improve the efficiency of the service they deliver, prevent costly litigation disputes and help manage client satisfaction.”</p> <p>The first set of business courses available are:</p> <p><strong>Introduction to Project Management</strong></p> <p>A one day course that will give contractors the necessary skills and confidence running a successful project</p> <p><strong>Stakeholder Relationship Management</strong></p> <p>A one day course in effective customer communication and engagement</p> <p><strong>Introduction to Estimating</strong></p> <p>An interactive one day course to help calculate project costs and overheads for the execution of a construction contract</p> <p>For more information about the courses or how NICEIC &amp; ELECSA Training could help your business please visit shop.niceic.com/intro_pm or email <a href="mailto:traininginfo@niceic.com">traininginfo@niceic.com</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--marketing-for-electricians"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/marketing-electricians" hreflang="en">marketing for electricians</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electricians-toolbox"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electricians-toolbox" hreflang="en">electricians toolbox</a></span> </div></div> </div> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:22:36 +0000 gazza 8509 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Certsure, ECA and ESF propose to simplify who is deemed competent https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/certsure-eca-and-esf-propose-simplify-who-deemed-competent <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Certsure, ECA and ESF propose to simplify who is deemed competent</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/latest_mle_news_41.png?itok=8LknUrd_" width="480" height="253" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 27/02/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Certsure, ECA and Electrical Safety First (ESF) have worked together to develop plans to raise standards across the industry. The trio are the driving force behind proposals to change the ways competence within the industry is measured. While the electrotechnical industry prides itself on a robust approach to competence and safety, and indeed<br /> has an excellent safety record, there is always more that can be done. Driving up standards of electrotechnical work is a fundamental objective if the sector is to thrive in the years ahead.</p> <p>As leading bodies in the industry, Certsure, ECA and ESF have worked together to develop a blueprint which we believe will ensure that only qualified individuals with the right knowledge, skills and understanding are deemed competent to undertake electrotechnical work. This approach will help to drive up standards, works for industry, and aligns with Government policy on technical education standards and competence.</p> <p>We have put forward proposals to simplify yet strengthen entry requirements into the industry, and ensure consistency across all registration and certification bodies. This aligns with our thinking that all applicants to a scheme should be from one of two routes: the apprenticeship route, or the experienced worker route.</p> <p>The proposals will ensure that individuals seeking to become a qualified supervisor or electrical operative undertaking periodic inspection must have the following:</p> <ul><li>an electrotechnical apprenticeship (or proscribed alternative)</li> <li>a minimum of two years’ experience</li> <li>a recognised knowledge of the latest Wiring Regulations</li> <li>be well versed in inspection and testing electrotechnical installations</li> </ul><p>The proposal is fairly straightforward to implement for new applications. However, there remains a challenge for existing registrants. Our proposal is that there must be proportionate quality management systems, for new and existing registrants, in place for demonstrating business process and operative competence. This would need to be assessed in situ as part of the ongoing assessment process by registration and certification body assessors.</p> <p>We believe that this proposal is the best way to properly ensure the competence of the registered organisation, qualified supervisors, and operatives undertaking electrotechnical work and provide the consumer protections that are required.</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-safety-first"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--eca"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/eca" hreflang="en">eca</a></span> </div></div> </div> Wed, 27 Feb 2019 14:58:10 +0000 gazza 8508 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Mr. Electric and Plug-N-Go provide electric vehicle charging https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/mr-electric-and-plug-n-go-provide-electric-vehicle-charging <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Mr. Electric and Plug-N-Go provide electric vehicle charging</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Keith%20Hounsell%2C%20Plug-N-Go%2C%20Yvonne%20Viggers%2C%20Buzzards%20Valley%20and%20Dominic%20Longley%2C%20Mr.%20Electric.JPG?itok=NnPr5mSf" width="480" height="321" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 27/02/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>A new collaboration to provide a full turnkey funded solution for electric vehicle (EV) charging across the UK has been announced between Mr. Electric®, the UK’s leading electrical franchise brand, and Plug-N-Go, a market leading solution for funded EV Charging Systems.  Together, the two organisations offer a fully integrated EV charging solution, which is risk and cost free, across public and private accessed sites, and will include everything from supplying, installing, maintaining and the management of charge points throughout the contract term. </p> <p>Authorised Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) installers of EV charging points, Mr. Electric and Plug-N-Go will work with a number of leading EV equipment service providers, who Mr. Electric already work with, to install easy to use chargers operated on an ‘open charging’ model, enabling people to use them on a pay-as-you-go basis. </p> <p>Mr. Electric’s network of franchised NICEIC approved electrical experts will carry out the installation and management of the charging points. Plug-N-Go will do the maintenance and provide a single contract for all its infrastructure through the contract.</p> <p>Midlands based Buzzards Valley Vineyard &amp; Bistro, a commercial centre with four different businesses, including fishing lakes, a restaurant, shop and artisan market, recently installed the two Plug-N-Go fully funded, EV charge points in its car park for customers to use. </p> <p>Yvonne Viggers, co-owner of Buzzards Valley, said: “It made total business and environmental sense for us to provide an electric vehicle (EV) solution for our customers, particularly when we knew we were eligible for a Government grant to pay the cost of the installation.   It is a win-win for both us and our customers as it doesn’t cost either of us a penny.  We very much see this as a long term investment for the growth of our business and believe that every public car park should offer similar EV facilities, particularly if we are to see mass adoption on our roads in the future.”</p> <p>Pierre Jeannes, VP of Operations for Mr. Electric, said: “With such strong environmental credentials, full electric and plug-in hybrid cars are now growing in popularity with many more people now purchasing them as we see an increase in both performance and range.  Our collaboration with Plug-N-Go will now enable us to provide a cost-effective, high quality and reliable EV charging solution for consumers and businesses, and together, we have the expertise to help provide the technical products, skills and manpower to install EV charging points across the UK.”</p> <p>Keith Hounsell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Plug-N-Go, added: “We believe that charging an electric vehicle should be quick and easy.  By building a national network of EV charge points, we can help our customers to improve their business' sustainability and public reputation. We recognise the financial restrictions that local authorities and businesses are facing when trying to meet customer needs, so by teaming up with Mr. Electric, we now have an accredited network of electricians located nationally who can help us to make EV charging as seamless and accessible as possible.” </p> <p>Dominic Longley, Manager of Mr. Electric Birmingham North, said: “Already we have seen a record number of EV charging installations since the start of the year, as many more customers are making the switch to electric.  Buzzards Valley is a great example of how a business is supporting the growing need for sustainable green transport and providing a cost-effective solution for its customers.  People want EV peace of mind and to know that when they arrive at their chosen location they will be able to charge their vehicle.  Electric vehicles need charging points and this where we can help by working closely with Plug-N-Go to provide comprehensive EV solutions.”</p> <p>For further information about Mr. Electric and the services it offers, visit mr-electric.co.uk or call 0800 7311 606.</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--mr-electric"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/mr-electric" hreflang="en">Mr Electric</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electric-vehicle-charging"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electric-vehicle-charging" hreflang="en">electric vehicle charging</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--plug-n-go"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/plug-n-go" hreflang="en">Plug-N-Go</a></span> </div></div> </div> Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:01:04 +0000 gazza 8506 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Marketing for Electricians Course for only £1! https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/marketing-electricians-course-only-ps1 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Marketing for Electricians Course for only £1!</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/marketing-toolbox-for-electricians.png?itok=xrMV_jYI" width="480" height="270" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 08/02/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>ToolBox marketing for electricians are currently offering a 15 day trial into the My Electricians ToolBox. This is the only resource of it's kind in the UK. The online membership area teaches Electricians how to Market their business effectively to a Local Market. Some of the features of membership are</p> <ul><li>Advertising And Marketing Templates, that Make your Marketing Easier</li> <li>Software, Tools, Online And Live Training Events Focused On Building Your Business .</li> <li>Marketing Training That Is Proven To Work For Local Electricians.</li> <li>Mentoring From An Electrician Who is Using These Techniques Successfully</li> </ul><p>As part of the membership, you get access to an Online Training Portal, Monthly updates, Online Seminars, Access to hundreds of marketing resources prepared for you. </p> <ul><li>Hours of amazing video content designed to teach you everything</li> <li>Downloadable Templates &amp; Resources</li> <li>FREE E-books and Audio Content</li> <li>Private FaceBook Group Access</li> <li>Monthly Member Only Webinars</li> <li>Free Web Hosting</li> <li>Free E-mail Address</li> <li>Free Job Managment Software</li> <li>And So Much More...</li> </ul><p><a href="https://toolbox.mykajabi.com/a/8194/LEpYpRwH">To find out what this is all about and to get full access, all for <strong>ONLY £1 </strong>click HERE</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--marketing-for-electricians"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/marketing-electricians" hreflang="en">marketing for electricians</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electricians-toolbox"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electricians-toolbox" hreflang="en">electricians toolbox</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electricians-webinar"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electricians-webinar" hreflang="en">electricians webinar</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electricians-courses"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electricians-courses" hreflang="en">electricians courses</a></span> </div></div> </div> Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:35:12 +0000 gazza 8505 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Electrical safety checks now mandatory https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-safety-checks-now-mandatory <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Electrical safety checks now mandatory</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Phil-Buckle-Electrical-Safety-First.jpg?itok=Q1oHfkSf" width="480" height="237" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 29/01/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p><strong>Commenting on the</strong> <strong>Government’s announcement regarding mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector (PRS), Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, comments:</strong> “We warmly welcome this initiative and are delighted the Government has recognised the importance of regular checks in the PRS, as this will protect both tenants and landlords.</p> <p>“Electrical Safety First has led the charge for this to be made a mandatory requirement for PRS homes in the UK and has successfully lobbied for them to be introduced in Scotland – with Wales and Northern Ireland set to follow suit.</p> <p>“Electricity causes almost half of all fires in UK homes, so it is time electrical safety is put on a par with that of gas – as PRS landlords have been required to make an annual gas safety check since the 1990s.</p> <p>“But it is essential that the Government provide clarity regarding how these inspections will be enforced – and that the enforcement body has sufficient funding to undertake its work effectively. We have also emphasised the importance of using an electrician who is qualified and assessed as competent, to undertake these essential safety checks.”</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-safety-first"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--phil-buckle"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/phil-buckle" hreflang="en">Phil Buckle</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--eicr"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/eicr" hreflang="en">eicr</a></span> </div></div> </div> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:04:14 +0000 gazza 8504 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk