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.

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.

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.

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.

Apparently NICEIC and ELECSA Campaign Reaches 55 million people

A campaign promoting the use of NICEIC and ELECSA registered contractors reached a record amount of people. The Stay Safe at Christmas campaign launched during the festive period last year. It warned about the additional electrical dangers that can arise at Christmas time and urged householders to call an NICEIC or ELECSA registered electrician if they had any concerns.

Electrical Safety First Urges Response To Review The Electrical Safety Of Tenants

The Department for Social Development’s (DSD) Review of the Role and Regulation of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) will close on 5th February. So the charity, Electrical Safety First, is urging interested stakeholders to respond, if they haven’t already done so.
From 2014 to 2015, over two-thirds (67%) of accidental fires in Northern Ireland were linked to electricity, with some of the worst cases of landlord neglect relating to poor electrical safety.

New sentencing rules set to ramp up safety fines

From today (1 February 2016), the ‘Health and Safety Offences and Corporate Manslaughter Offences Guidelines’ could mean higher (and potentially unlimited) fines for companies and public sector bodies who fall short of complying with health and safety law.
The new guidelines say that in the event of a health and safety prosecution a fine “must be sufficiently substantial to have a real economic impact which will bring home to management…the need to comply with health and safety legislation”.