Electrical Socket Covers Safety advice post goes viral

An NICEIC registered contractor has hit the headlines after his facebook post went viral. Steve Palmer, who runs JPS Electrical services in Bristol, posted a video about the dangers of parents using electrical socket covers. The film has now been viewed more than 2.3 million times after the story was picked up by national newspapers and TV stations.

 

“It has been an incredible few weeks really,” commented Steve, who has been an electrician for just over seven years.

 

Akabusi adds dash of energy to Live North

Former Olympic athlete Kriss Akabusi MBE inspired a crowd of more than 300 electricians with a rousing talk at this year’s Live North event. Akabusi hit the headlines in 1991, when he anchored the final leg of the 4x400 metres relay at the World Championships in Tokyo to win Gold for Great Britain. He was the keynote speaker at the show which is organised by NICEIC and ELECSA and took place at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool recently.

 

Now a motivational speaker and businessman he energised the audience with his notes on what it takes to get to the top.

Consumer Law for Electricians

NICEIC and ELECSA have produced a free publication for electrical contractors designed to keep them on the right side of consumer law. The booklet ‘Consumer Law for Electrical Contractors’ was developed in partnership with the Dispute Resolution Ombudsman (DRO).

It provides contractors with clear and straight forward guidance in relation to their obligations under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

Certsure makes extra commitment to customers

Certsure has joined the likes of BMW, Virgin and Sainsbury’s by successfully becoming a member of the Institute of Customer Services. (ICS) - ICS is a membership organisation that works with brands to improve the overall customer experience. It provides an individual assessment of an organisation’s culture and approach to customer service.
Kate Birtles, Director of Customer Experience at Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, commented: “This is our commitment to deliver an ongoing, improved service.

On the Tools Awards Launched

‘On the Tools’ is now the largest online construction community in the UK with a Facebook following of more than 1.5 million. The annual ‘On the Tools’ awards are going to be here before we know it. We are delighted to have Jewson as our headline sponsor for the second year in a row. This year’s entries have now been shortlisted by our expert judges and many categories are now in the hands of the public vote. We want to ensure that your favourite brands and talented tradespeople are recognised for their input over the past twelve months.

Rogue builder prosecuted for mis-using NICEIC logo

A rogue builder, who falsely claimed to be NICEIC registered, faces a possible jail sentence after deceiving customers out of thousands of pounds. Umran Suleman, from Blackburn, pleaded guilty to 17 charges under trading standards regulations, some in his own name and some in the name of U & A Drylining Limited.
He was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court to be sentenced. District Judge Michael Hopkinson, who heard the case, said he had no doubt the offences merited a custodial sentence.
He said: "The public deserve protection from people like you.

Grenfell Tower Tragedy - comment on speculation regarding its cause

CAUSE AND EFFECT
Commenting on the speculation around the cause of the terrible events at Grenfell Tower, Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of the leading charity, Electrical Safety First, said:
“Firstly, on behalf of us all at Electrical Safety First, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones in the fire – and to all those injured and made homeless, following this deeply disturbing incident.
The cause – or causes - of the tragedy of Grenfell Tower are unlikely to be resolved quickly.

Get more work in your electrical business using video

As professional electricians, most of us know or should know by now, that marketing and promoting your services and more importantly yourself online, should be forming part of your marketing efforts and campaign. Whilst there is a mirad of content online that tells you how important it is to have a website, use social media and all that jazz, there is less out there telling us we should be using video in our business and even less on how to do all this marketing stuff correctly.