Vent-Axia Adds Powerful New Model to its Sentinel Kinetic MVHR Range

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has added a powerful new model to its popular Lo-Carbon Sentinel Kinetic range of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units. Ideal for larger homes and multiple occupancy units, such as care homes and student accommodation, the addition of the Sentinel Kinetic High Flow means Vent-Axia now offers a complete range of MVHR solutions from small apartments up to light commercial.

Latest wave of ECA energy efficiency advisors

A new wave of electrical contractors have been recognised as ‘Energy Efficiency Advisors’, after successfully completing a course run by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and global energy management specialists Schneider Electric. The latest group of accredited Energy Efficiency Advisors were presented with their certificates earlier this month. The latest successes bring the number of ECA contractor staff who have passed, or are in the pipeline, to over 40, with more joining the scheme every month.

Why In The Hell Am I Registered With A Competent Persons Scheme?

This is a question that us electricians ask ourselves on almost a daily basis. Perhaps Spencer Henry, a professional, fully qualified and time served electrician from Coventry, can explain more? Below is Spencer's take on the subject:

Electricians and the Competent Person Schemes
You may or may not have heard of them but in the electrical world they prove to be a big problem, and they are the competent person schemes. They exist to extort money from hard working electricians for little more than brand names that half the country hasn’t even heard of.

Add Your Details To The Registered Competent Person Electrical Register

Over 41,000 businesses are now listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical, are you? Registered Competent Person electrical (electricalcompetentperson.co.uk) is the definitive source for anyone looking for a registered electrician to carry out work in their home. It lists all full scope Part P registered firms in England and Wales.

NICEIC and ELECSA Members Now Have Chance To Join Which? Trusted Traders

Consumers looking to hire an electrician are set to benefit from a new partnership between Certsure and Which? Trusted Traders. Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, is the biggest name in the electrical contracting industry. It currently looks after more than 34 000 registered firms across the UK.
These businesses will now have the chance to join the Which? Trusted Traders scheme at a discounted price and provide further assurances to customers about the quality of their work.

Scotland’s Over 60s at risk from unsafe electrics

The vast majority of older people in Scotland want to stay in their own homes but a new report highlights how unsafe electrics can make that a risky business.
With 78% of their homes in disrepair (and 58% requiring a critical repair), Scotland’s ageing population is at increasing electrical danger, according to a new report - Age Safe Scotland: Electrical Safety in an Ageing Population - by the charity, Electrical Safety First.