My Local Electrician - Electrical News and Business Listings https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/rss.xml en Marketing for Electricians Course for only £1! https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/marketing-electricians-course-only-ps1 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Marketing for Electricians Course for only £1!</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/marketing-toolbox-for-electricians.png?itok=xrMV_jYI" width="480" height="270" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:35</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>ToolBox marketing for electricians are currently offering a 15 day trial into the My Electricians ToolBox. This is the only resource of it's kind in the UK. The online membership area teaches Electricians how to Market their business effectively to a Local Market. 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We have also emphasised the importance of using an electrician who is qualified and assessed as competent, to undertake these essential safety checks.”</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-safety-first"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--phil-buckle"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/phil-buckle" hreflang="en">Phil Buckle</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--eicr"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/eicr" hreflang="en">eicr</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:04:14 +0000 gazza 8504 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-safety-checks-now-mandatory#comments Beware of fake electricians posing as registered electricians! https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/beware-fake-electricians-posing-registered-electricians <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Beware of fake electricians posing as registered electricians!</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Fake%20NICEIC%20%26%20ELECSA%20Electrician.jpg?itok=Vst-u9ey" width="380" height="176" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:56</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>A man has been jailed for carrying out dangerous work while posing as a registered electrician. John Draco, 35, of Rowan Place, Newton Aycliffe, pleaded guilty to fraud and consumer protection related offences after falsely claiming to be a qualified electrician. He advertised his services on Yell.com as accredited by ELECSA and Trustmark-despite not having either accreditation. He also claimed to be NICEIC registered.</p> <p>He was jailed for 13 months following a trial at Durham Crown Court in January. The court heard how Draco had offered to complete a full rewire of a property for £3,000, but had left it in a highly dangerous state.  When his shoddy work was challenged by the homeowner, he abandoned the job and kept the full sum.</p> <p>The homeowner got in touch with Hartlepool Trading Standards who took on the case with help from ELECSA. Such was the poor standard of the installation an investigation by an electrical engineer ordered it not to be used as it posed a serious risk of fire and electrocution.</p> <p>Work to rectify the problems left by Draco ran into thousands of pounds. Draco, who traded under the name J and A Electrical Solutions ended up paying the victim back £3,820.</p> <p>Ian Harrison, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Trading Standards and Licensing Manager, said: “This successful prosecution sends out a strong message that the courts will not tolerate rogue traders conning people out of their hard-earned cash.</p> <p>Kevan Parker, Interim Managing Director of Certsure, which operates the ELECSA and NICEIC brands, added: “We take a dim view of those who pretend to be registered electricians when they are not.</p> <p>“We will work with the appropriate authorities to protect those contractors who are legitimately registered with us and have the quality of their work assessed on a regular basis.</p> <p>“Anyone thinking about using our logo fraudulently will be caught and dealt with appropriately by the courts.”</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--elecsa"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--fake-niceic--elecsa-electrician"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/fake-niceic-elecsa-electrician" hreflang="en">Fake NICEIC &amp; ELECSA Electrician</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--fake-electrician"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/fake-electrician" hreflang="en">Fake electrician</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--cowboy-electrician"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/cowboy-electrician" hreflang="en">cowboy electrician</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:56:25 +0000 gazza 8503 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/beware-fake-electricians-posing-registered-electricians#comments Planned Legislation Giving EU Consumers the Right to Repair https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/planned-legislation-giving-eu-consumers-right-repair <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Planned Legislation Giving EU Consumers the Right to Repair</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/repair.jpg?itok=hFRo0tNP" width="480" height="320" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:26</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>To address environmental concerns around product obsolescence and recycling, the EU is planning legislation giving EU consumers a ‘right to repair’ – forcing manufacturers to make longer lasting goods that are easier to repair.  Commenting on this, Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of leading safety Charity, Electrical Safety First, explains why it is not quite as simple as it might seem.</p> <p>“We understand that many consumers get frustrated with products that break down just after a warranty ends and they find it uneconomical to get it repaired and cannot fix the item themselves.</p> <p>“There are a number of products which are not designed to be ‘user-serviced’ and it’s particularly difficult obtaining parts for many tech products, as the manufacturer often retains stock for in-house repairs only. But for many people now carrying their life in their mobile phone, for example, waiting a month for a repair via the manufacturer is inconceivable. Instead they are likely to take the faster, cheaper option, by using an unauthorised repair shop – which often use non-approved parts. Alternatively, consumers might buy a component online, to undertake the repair themselves.</p> <p>“However, these components can often be substandard, untested and potentially dangerous. And using a high street repairer is equally problematic. Without the technical expertise, equipment or experience, it is not surprising that complex repairs can be counter-productive, often creating further safety issues. </p> <p> “Electrical Safety First has been raising this issue with manufacturers for some time now and we are encouraging them to support a network of authorised repairers. We also want them to consider - when it makes economic and environmental sense - making products more accessible to self-maintenance. This would, we believe, provide consumers with a repair solution that meets their needs.”</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--right-to-repair"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/right-repair" hreflang="en">right to repair</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-safety-first"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--phil-buckle"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/phil-buckle" hreflang="en">Phil Buckle</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-repair"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-repair" hreflang="en">electrical repair</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:26:00 +0000 gazza 8502 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/planned-legislation-giving-eu-consumers-right-repair#comments Dame Hackitt’s recommendations for improvements in the industry https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/dame-hackitts-recommendations-improvements-industry <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Dame Hackitt’s recommendations for improvements in the industry</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/certsure-niceic-elecsa-logo_0.jpg?itok=52uZ-imj" width="364" height="245" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:36</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Competency the key to safety! NICEIC and ELECSA welcome government response to Hackitt Report. Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, has welcomed Government’s intention to take forward Dame Hackitt’s recommendations for improvements in the building services sector.</p> <p>Commentating on the recent government announcement, Certsure’s interim Managing Director, Kevan Parker said: “We welcome Government’s intention to take forward<br /> Dame Hackitt’s recommendations.<br />  <br /> “The Government has confirmed that competency, and the need for firms to take responsibility for competency at each level within their structure, is at the core of delivering improved safety.<br />  <br /> “Certsure has always advocated that competency is a mix of knowledge gained through qualifications and training, skills and experience. This, in conjunction with third party assessment and certification, is vital to delivering ongoing levels of competency, within the building sector. It also provides a simple route for consumers to raise an issue if something goes wrong.<br />  <br /> “Crucially, it is firms who work outside of these parameters where sanction is needed and we are encouraged by the Housing Secretary’s comments to take action against incompetent firms who fail to demonstrate the necessary levels of protection required.<br />  <br /> Certsure will continue to work with colleagues across the sector to take forward the Government’s proposals to raise standards and drive cultural change in our industry.”</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--certsure"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/certsure" hreflang="en">Certsure</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--dame-hackitt"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/dame-hackitt" hreflang="en">Dame Hackitt</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--elecsa"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:36:58 +0000 gazza 8501 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/dame-hackitts-recommendations-improvements-industry#comments Lake Ozark Electrician https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/electrician-in/lake-ozark-electrician <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Lake Ozark Electrician</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/electrician_node_full_page/public/Lake%20ozark.png?itok=EP4zUdCH" width="300" height="250" alt="Lake Ozark Electrician" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-electrician-node-full-page" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/14758" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lakeozarkelectrician.com">lakeozarkelect…</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:48</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>We are your premier electrician at the lake. Call now for emergency services. </p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node--field-website field-formatter-link field-name-field-website field-type-link field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><a href="https://lakeozarkelectrician.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lake Ozark Electrician</a></div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node--field-main-telephone-number field-formatter-string field-name-field-main-telephone-number field-type-string field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item">573-990-9211</div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-services field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-services field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">Services</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--dock-wiring"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/service/dock-wiring" hreflang="en">dock wiring</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--panel-installation"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/service/panel-installation" hreflang="en">panel installation</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--ceiling-fan-installation"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/service/ceiling-fan-installation" hreflang="en">ceiling fan installation</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--outdoor-lighting"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/service/outdoor-lighting" hreflang="en">outdoor lighting</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-electrician field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-electrician field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-electrician comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:48:15 +0000 lakeozarkelectrician.com 8500 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/electrician-in/lake-ozark-electrician#comments Over 65s in Wales in greater risk of Electrical Fire https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/over-65s-wales-greater-risk-electrical-fire <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Over 65s in Wales in greater risk of Electrical Fire</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/latest%20mle%20news.png?itok=oCveW5Nt" width="480" height="253" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 11/29/2018 - 08:38</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>New research has found that if you are isolated and over 65 in Wales, you are at much greater risk from electrical fires. In fact, older people living alone experienced three times more electrical fires than the same age group who cohabit<a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__edn1" rel="nofollow">[i]</a>.  Last year, a shocking <strong>311<a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__edn2" rel="nofollow"><strong>[ii]</strong></a> </strong>accidental electrical fires occurred in the homes of older people in Wales. Of these, <strong>76%</strong> were in the homes of those living completely alone<a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__edn3" rel="nofollow">[iii]</a>.</p> <p>The research – which was undertaken by leading consumer protection Charity, Electrical Safety First - surveyed Welsh adults over the age of 65, to determine how vulnerable those living alone feel about potential electric fires. Results showed that nearly 1 in 6 believed they would be less at risk if they were living with someone else<a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__edn4" rel="nofollow">[iv]</a>.  It’s a view supported by government data - o<strong>f all the accidental electrical fires</strong> that occurred in Wales betwen 2016/17, nearly <strong>22% directly affected older people living alone<a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__edn5" rel="nofollow"><strong>[v]</strong></a>.</strong></p> <p>Sadly, the Charity discovered that, on average, many older people go 6 months without seeing a family member, friend, or neighbour, who they rely on to check their electrics<a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__edn6" rel="nofollow">[vi]</a>. With almost half of those surveyed admitting they do not know the warning signs of dangerous or damaged electrics<a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__edn7" rel="nofollow">[vii]</a>, Electrical Safety First is urging people to pop in to see older relatives, friends and neighbours, to perform some basic electrical checks.</p> <p>“We are urging Welsh communities to visit older people who may be living alone”, said Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First. “Our findings revealing the disturbing number of electrical fires affecting this demographic but we can all do our part to address this issue. Checking in on your older neighbour, friend or relative won’t only help tackle loneliness but could save a life. You may discover something that prevents a serious incident from occurring and with your help, we can change things for the better.”</p> <p>Electrical Safety First has developed a range of tools and guides to help keep older people safe in their own homes. For more information, visit: <a href="https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/for-older-people/" rel="nofollow">https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/for-older-people/</a></p> <p>  </p> <p><a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__ednref1" rel="nofollow">[i]</a> Based on analysis of data provided by Stats Wales of all dwelling accidental electrical fires 2016/17 whereby people over a pensionable age cohabiting experienced 72 accidental electrical fires compared to 239 of those over a pensionable age living alone.</p> <p><a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__ednref2" rel="nofollow">[ii]</a> Based on analysis of data provided by Stats Wales of whereby 311 accidental fires occurred in dwellings whereby the ignition/power source was deemed electrical and the occupant was over a pensionable age.</p> <p><a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__ednref3" rel="nofollow">[iii]</a> Of these 311 accidental electrical fires that affected a person over a pensionable age 239 occurred in the homes of older people who lived completely alone.</p> <p><a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__ednref4" rel="nofollow">[iv]</a> Based on consumer research commissioned by Electrical Safety First surveying 1,000 people over the age of 65 in Great Britain. Of those surveyed in Wales who live alone 14.8% said they would feel less at risk of an electrical fire if they were to live with someone else.</p> <p><a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__ednref5" rel="nofollow">[v]</a> Based on analysis of Stats Wales fire data, 1,093 accidental electrical fires occurred in dwellings in Wales 2016/17 of which 239 occurred in the homes of people over a pensionable age living alone.</p> <p><a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__ednref6" rel="nofollow">[vi]</a> Consumer research commissioned by Electrical Safety First whereby those over the age of 65 that rely solely on a friend, family member, neighbour or carer to check their electrics go on average, 26.81 weeks without seeing that person.</p> <p><a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_-9206181845363502334__ednref7" rel="nofollow">[vii]</a> Consumer research commissioned by Electrical Safety First whereby 46.9% of those surveyed in Wales said they did not know the warning signs something could be wrong with the electrics in their home.</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-fire-safety"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-fire-safety" hreflang="en">electrical fire safety</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-safety-first"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:38:35 +0000 gazza 8499 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/over-65s-wales-greater-risk-electrical-fire#comments TrustMark's new Board of industry experts https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/trustmarks-new-board-industry-experts <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">TrustMark&#039;s new Board of industry experts</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/TrustMark%20new%20Board%20-%20final.jpg?itok=OlrD869e" width="480" height="405" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:18</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>A new independent Board of industry experts has been appointed to TrustMark, the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme for tradespeople, to further enhance the levels of consumer protection, whilst achieving better business for reputable tradespeople. The Board, which comprises of a new Chairman and seven non-executive directors, ensures adequate representation of all the industry sectors TrustMark works with, coupled with experts from a wide range of industries, to provide a fresh knowledge and insight to the running of TrustMark.</p> <p>A number of councils are being developed, including a Consumer Protection Council, in order to support the Board with the strategic direction of the organisation, as well as providing strong collaborations and developments to serve the industry and consumer.<br />  <br /> The change of Board has taken place to help facilitate a number of significant developments at TrustMark following the industry led, Government commissioned Each Home Counts Review.  This review led directly to the expansion of TrustMark’s scope in order to become the new all-encompassing mark of quality, that consumers can recognise and trust when selecting a tradesperson to carry out any type of work in or around their homes.</p> <p>The new Board includes:</p> <p><strong>Chairman - </strong><strong>Ranil Jayawardena</strong><br /> Ranil has a background in financial services at the UK’s largest mortgage lender, as well as being heavily engaged in exploring the complexities and implications of ‘Brexit' in his role as a Member of Parliament and on the House of Commons International Trade Committee.  Ranil’s strategic leadership will be invaluable in his role as TrustMark Chairman, and galvanised by the experiences from local government, HM Courts and Tribunal Service, and a housing association, he will be well placed to support the organisation through the challenges ahead.<br />  <br /><strong>Non-executive Directors</strong></p> <p><strong>Julie Hunter</strong><br /> Julie has worked exclusively in the field of consumer advocacy, policy and protection for almost 20 years.  She has developed an enviable network and reputation in this field and has considerable experience of media engagement and will assist TrustMark with new initiatives and aims.</p> <p><strong>Emma Clancy</strong><br /> Emma is a well-known and respected voice within the construction sector with considerable senior level experience in other industries including consumer protection and financial services.  This, along with her role on several significant committees, will make Emma a highly valued technical as well as strategic voice within the Board.</p> <p><strong>Anna Scothern</strong><br /> Anna is a long-standing leader within the built environment and housing sector with a focus on improvements to all aspects of energy and health in the home. She is keen to contribute to TrustMark as an evolving organisation, utilising cross industry and consumer champion expertise, alongside a talent for future thinking and scenario forecasting in order to help achieve TrustMark’s corporate vision.</p> <p><strong>David Oakley</strong></p> <p>David has an enviable track-record in senior roles at global corporations such as Twinings, Coca-Cola and KPMG, and is a passionate, entrepreneurial leader. His strategic leadership expertise will be invaluable, as will his ability to manage stakeholder engagement.</p> <p><strong>Lynn Hugo</strong><br /> Lynn has a broad background at senior level encompassing FTSE 100 and Global plc organisations, but also not for profit, public sector and enterprise start-ups. This range gives her considerable insight into the diversity that comprises TrustMark’s stakeholders. Lynn’s values, combined with experience in human resources, law, business transformation, organisational development and design, culture change and improved ways of working will make a significant contribution to TrustMark. </p> <p><strong>Richard Saggers</strong></p> <p>Richard brings an understanding of how to create customer proximity in order to drive new revenue opportunities, due to his experience in senior roles at international telecommunication businesses, as well as the establishment of a trade association. He has an excellent track record of innovation, operational leadership and value creation both in the UK and internationally and will help shape the organisation going forward.</p> <p><strong>Stephen Huller</strong></p> <p>Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of senior financial roles and a special interest in helping consumers save money and reduce carbon emissions through access to appropriate energy efficiency measures.  He will assist and guide TrustMark in the implementation of a robust and fair finance and insurance structure that will protect consumers making such improvements to their homes.</p> <p><strong>Simon Ayers, CEO of TrustMark and executive director on the Board</strong>, says:</p> <p>“TrustMark is at an important stage as an organisation where it has a genuine opportunity to create far-reaching, positive change and significantly enhance the levels of protection consumers can rely on.  The directional support and input of this new Board will be invaluable and we look forward to working together to deliver the best outcomes possible for both consumers and the trades within our scheme."</p> <p>Simon Ayers is the only executive director on the Board and has been TrustMark’s Chief Executive Officer for over four years.  Prior to TrustMark, Simon’s career included many leadership roles within the energy and consumer protection sectors. </p> <p>For further information about TrustMark, visit <a href="http://www.trustmark.org.uk/" rel="nofollow">www.trustmark.org.uk</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--simon-ayers"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/simon-ayers" hreflang="en">Simon Ayers</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--stephen-huller"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/stephen-huller" hreflang="en">Stephen Huller</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--richard-saggers"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/richard-saggers" hreflang="en">Richard Saggers</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--lynn-hugo"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/lynn-hugo" hreflang="en">Lynn Hugo</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--trustmark"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/trustmark" hreflang="en">trustmark</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--ranil-jayawardena"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/ranil-jayawardena" hreflang="en">Ranil Jayawardena</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--julie-hunter"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/julie-hunter" hreflang="en">Julie Hunter</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--emma-clancy"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/emma-clancy" hreflang="en">Emma Clancy</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--anna-scothern"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/anna-scothern" hreflang="en">Anna Scothern</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--david-oakley"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/david-oakley" hreflang="en">David Oakley</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:18:28 +0000 gazza 8498 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/trustmarks-new-board-industry-experts#comments Football duo to kick off NICEIC Live North 2018 https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/football-duo-kick-niceic-live-north-2018 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Football duo to kick off NICEIC Live North 2018</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Live%20North%201.jpg?itok=_fvhBck3" width="480" height="320" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:16</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Mark Lawrenson and Ray Stubbs have been announced as guest speakers at this year’s Live North. The duo, who were mainstays of BBC’s football coverage, will kick off the event, which is hosted by NICEIC &amp;amp; ELECSA, and brings together electrical contractors from across the north west of England.</p> <p>They will be dipping into their enormous treasure trove of football tales to discuss what it takes to get to the top. It’s a chat that combines humour, determination and<br /> the will to succeed from two of the game’s most famous faces.</p> <p>Mark Smith, marketing and communications director at NICEIC and ELECSA, said: “We are delighted to have Mark and Ray join us for a day that promises to be both fun and educational.</p> <p>“As a centre back for Liverpool, Mark was an integral part of one of the greatest teams ever. He will be discussing the qualities required to build a successful team, while Ray, who started out as a footballer, will talk about the changes he had to make to become one of the nations’ best loved sports reporters.</p> <p>“It’s a talk that will resonate not only with football fans, but everyone who aspires to be the best in their business.”</p> <p>Live North will also feature a series of seminars from some of the electrical industry’s biggest names. NICEIC and ELECSA’a technical experts will be providing an overview of the changes contained within the 18 th Edition of the wiring regulations.</p> <p>Billy Byrne, the resident electrician on BBC TV’s DIY SOS will be chatting about life on the show, Mark Coles from the IET will discuss Surge Protection Devices and there will be a series of talks and workshops to help contractors build their business.</p> <p>Attendees will also be able to access some great discounts from suppliers including Bosch, ESP, Scolmore, Brother and many more in a packed exhibition hall.</p> <p>“The 18th Edition regulations will be coming into operation just over a month after Live North, so for many it will be the last chance to find out all the information they<br /> need to know,” added Mark.</p> <p>“It will be a chance for attendees to quiz our experts and discuss some of the changes. We will also have a good mix of business and technical seminars from<br /> some of the industry’s biggest names.”</p> <p>Live North takes place on November 22 at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. Tickets cost just £29 plus VAT for NICEIC, ELECSA and ECA contractors, and £49<br /> plus VAT for non-registered persons. Apprentice passes are available free of charge.</p> <p>To book your ticket and to see a full line up of all the seminars, visit <a href="http://www.niceic-elecsalive.com">www.niceic-elecsalive.com</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--_8th-edition-regulations"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/18th-edition-regulations" hreflang="en">18th Edition regulations</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--niceic-live-north-2018"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic-live-north-2018" hreflang="en">NICEIC Live North 2018</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--billy-byrne"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/billy-byrne" hreflang="en">Billy Byrne</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--mark-lawrenson"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/mark-lawrenson" hreflang="en">Mark Lawrenson</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--ray-stubbs"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/ray-stubbs" hreflang="en">Ray Stubbs</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:16:37 +0000 gazza 8497 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/football-duo-kick-niceic-live-north-2018#comments Martindale offers a flexible solution to safe isolation https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/martindale-offers-flexible-solution-safe-isolation <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Martindale offers a flexible solution to safe isolation</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/unnamed.jpg?itok=AQ5EGQKz" width="480" height="255" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 10/25/2018 - 09:48</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Need to lock off multiple breakers, switches or valves? Then, the new series of cable lockouts from Martindale provides the perfect solution. Responding to the requirements of installers and maintenance teams, this simple and reliable solution will prevent the re-energising of circuits and systems during maintenance, as part of a safe isolation procedure.</p> <p>Suitable for both the electrical and industrial market, the new ergonomically designed CABLOK series is available with 1m, 3m and 5m cable lengths and is compatible with the Martindale Electric PAD10 and PAD20R padlocks.</p> <p><a href="https://martindale-electric.co.uk/martindale-offers-flexible-solution-to-safe-isolation-a-157.html" rel="nofollow">Find out more about the new Martindale CABLOK</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--safe-isolation"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/safe-isolation" hreflang="en">safe isolation</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--martindale"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/martindale" hreflang="en">Martindale</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--martindale-pad10"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/martindale-pad10" hreflang="en">Martindale PAD10</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--martindale-pad20r"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/martindale-pad20r" hreflang="en">Martindale PAD20R</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--martindale-cablok"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/martindale-cablok" hreflang="en">Martindale CABLOK</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 08:48:08 +0000 gazza 8496 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/martindale-offers-flexible-solution-safe-isolation#comments