MP's debate on faulty electrical goods

Leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, is delighted the Government has acknowledged the importance of its campaign against dangerous electrical items - recently highlighted by media headlines around damage caused by white goods such as tumble-dryers and gadgets such as hoverboards. At a recent Westminster Hall debate, MPs discussed not only the flood of fakes entering the UK – particularly through online outlets - but also the issue of substandard items.

Electrician wins £150,000 Aston Martin

An electrician who drives an old van has won a jaw-droppingly beautiful Aston Martin DB9 Volante with BOTB.com - the supercar giveaway people. BOTB.com surprised electrician Francois Chklar at his job in Hammersmith at 10am today where they handed him the keys. The best part of it all was he had no idea!
Francois has religiously played for the DB9 for a few years and was understandably well happy when he was surprised in the middle of a rewiring job. The £143,000 DB9 also came with £10k cash in the boot!
You can watch the video of Francois receiving his amazing prize below:

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.

Non-Combustible Consumer Unit Guidance

NAPIT are to unveil new and exciting seminars designed directly for installers across all of the ELEX events 2016. A specialist panel of industry and manufacturing experts including representatives from Schneider Electric, Contactum, Hager and Chint to name a few, will offer guidance on the new non-combustible consumer units in accordance with regulation changes.

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.

Competent Person Scheme Operators