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”.

Find out how taking SEO seriously could boost the online presence of your business

Gone are the days of the trusted telephone directory. Today, everyone from savvy surfers to self-confessed technophobes turn to the search engine when they need to find, well... almost anything really.
The same, of course, goes for anyone searching for an electrician – whether it’s to fix a dodgy fuse box or illuminate our lives with fancy new lighting.
In a world where Google is king, staying searchable and bumping your business up the rankings to that all-important front page is the best way to get noticed these days.
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BAFE sets the standard for fire alarm installers

Installing or connecting a fire alarm should be straightforward work for most competent electricians. But did you know that there is an industry standard for those firms primarily involved in the fire detection and fire alarm industry? For more than 25 years, BAFE Approval Schemes have set the industry standards for the fire protection industry. Third party assessment and certification with BAFE provides additional assurances for specifiers and consumers looking for firms to install fire protection systems.

ECA launches updated building services survey

Thousands of building services contractors are being urged to complete the new and improved Building Engineering Business Survey, launched today by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) with the support of the Scolmore Group.
The survey, which is targeted at the ECA’s almost 3,000 members operating across the building services, electrical and electrotechnical sectors, aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the prevailing business environment across the industry, and to show market trends.

Vent-Axia Receives Double Nomination

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious H&V News Awards 2016. The Sussex-based company is celebrating its Sentinel Kinetic 200ZPH mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) unit reaching the final in both the Air Movement Product of the Year and Domestic H&V Product of the Year categories.

Industry-leading ECA Annual Awards now open

The industry-leading ECA Annual Awards 2016, which recognise the best in the building services and electrotechnical sectors, are now open to entries from members of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).
There are eight award categories open to firms across the industry. The categories are as follows:
- Large Contractor of the Year (turnover over £20 million) – 2015 winner – Quartzelec
- Contractor of the Year (up to £20 million turnover) – 2015 winner – Alpine Works

New insulation testers combine versatility with stability

Dependable test results in an exceptionally wide range of applications are guaranteed with handheld insulation testers in the new MIT400 Mk 2 range from Megger. The new instruments feature feedback-stabilised test voltages that not only ensure tests are always carried out to specification, but also that the risk of overvoltage damage to circuits and components is minimal.