My Local Electrician - Electricians News Magazine and Business Listings https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/ en Former paratrooper encourages others to take the apprenticeship plunge https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/former-paratrooper-encourages-others-take-apprenticeship-plunge <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Former paratrooper encourages others to take the apprenticeship plunge</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/02/2021</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A paratrooper who was forced to quit the army due to health reasons says becoming an apprentice electrician was the best thing he could have done to turn his life around.</p> <p>Michael Parr, 28, of Great Glen, Leicestershire was discharged from the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment after suffering hearing loss in one ear as a result of firing heavy weapons.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Apprentice%20electrian%20Michael%20Parr_0.jpeg"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Apprentice%20electrian%20Michael%20Parr_0.jpeg?itok=CdDobtCi" width="750" height="499" alt="Michael Parr Ex Paratrooper turned Electrician" title="Michael Parr Ex Paratrooper turned Electrician" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Since becoming an apprentice at RK Electrical Mechanical Services in Northamptonshire he has his feet firmly on the ground and hopes to encourage others to consider apprenticeships when faced with having to make a career change.</p> <p>Speaking of his experience during National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February), Michael said: “On leaving school I went on to study farming, I’d worked on a farm since I was 13 and knew this was something I wanted to do. I studied farm management and worked in the industry for eight years.”</p> <p>After spending two years working on farms in Australia Michael decided the time was right to follow a life-long ambition to join the army and in 2014 he took the plunge.</p> <p>He said: “I went overseas quite a lot on training exercises, completing various parachute jumps. I loved everything about it and was devastated when after just four years I was discharged for becoming deaf in one ear from firing heavy weapons.</p> <p>“I didn’t really know what to do, a career in the army was my life ambition. I didn’t have a back-up plan and I needed one fast.”</p> <p>Michael decided to retrain to become an electrical engineer.</p> <p>He said: “I decided to throw myself into a new career. I had excelled in the army and I knew I would excel as an electrician. I could transfer all the skills I had learnt in the army into relearning a trade. I asked around and was told about RK Electrical Mechanical Services.”</p> <p>The award-winning Desborough-based employer specialises in providing high-quality electrical, plumbing and heating services over a number of industry sectors, including housing developments, social housing sites and industrial, commercial and domestic properties.</p> <p>Apprenticeships in electrical plumbing and heating, including gas, are offered to successful candidates on completion of a two-week trial.</p> <p>Michael will complete his second year in March.</p> <p>He added: “Being an apprentice is so much better than I expected it to be. I’ve had fantastic support from everyone at the firm and I would tell anyone faced with a situation like mine to go with their gut feeling, don’t let the word ‘apprentice’ put you off.</p> <p>“As much as I wanted to stay in the army I knew that becoming an electrician would be better for my future and the time goes so fast. When I was told I was getting discharged from the army I really didn’t think I’d be where I am now.</p> <p>“I knew a bit about electrics and decided to go for it and I would encourage others to do the same.”</p> <p>RK Electrical Mechanical Services is currently supporting seven apprentices across both the electrical and mechanical sides of the industry.</p> <p>Kye Bishop, Business Development Manager, added: “Apprenticeships have a key role in helping the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19 and we are proud to be able to help people like Michael to retrain and up-skill. Our apprenticeship scheme supports our commitment to organically grow the business and create our own professional, highly-skilled workforce.”</p> <p>On completion of the apprenticeship programme candidates will have taken the necessary steps to be qualified as either an electrical or mechanical engineer.</p> <p>Anyone interested in finding out more about the RK Electrical Mechanical Services apprenticeship scheme can contact Kye Bishop 01536 601900 or email: <a href="mailto:kye@rkelec.co.uk">kye@rkelec.co.uk</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/michael-parr" hreflang="en">Michael Parr</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-apprenticeship" hreflang="en">electrical apprenticeship</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:15:20 +0000 gazza 8569 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Game-changing Bill for Substandard Electricals Online https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/game-changing-bill-substandard-electricals-online <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Game-changing Bill for Substandard Electricals Online</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 18/12/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Details of Electrical Safety First’s proposed new bill to ensure online platforms are covered by the same requirements for the safety of consumer electrical goods as the High Street retailer.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Battery%20Charger%20Fire.jpg"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Battery%20Charger%20Fire.jpg?itok=cApHJep8" width="750" height="499" alt="requirements for the safety of consumer electrical goods" title="requirements for the safety of consumer electrical goods" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Government’s Online Harms Bill has failed to address the problem of dangerous electrical goods available from online marketplaces. So leading consumer protection charity, Electrical Safety First, has put forward its own, ‘game changing’ Bill.</p> <p>Electrical Safety First’s new Bill would make online marketplaces – such as Amazon and eBay – legally responsible for hosting listings of potentially lethal electrical products for sale. It would ensure they have the same responsibilities to protect consumers from unsafe products as High Street retailers.</p> <p>The Government’s Online Harms Bill was developed in response to increased concerns around online personal security – particularly for children. Its declared objective is to establish a system of accountability and oversight for tech companies. But while the Government’s Bill covers various ‘harms’ arising from social media, fake news, or other illegal content on the web, the Charity argued it didn’t go far enough.</p> <p>In multiple investigations[i], Electrical Safety First has found electrical products - presenting a serious fire risk - are easily available from third party sellers via online marketplaces. Currently, online marketplaces are not required to inform consumers if they have purchased a substandard electrical product from their site, which leaves thousands unaware of the potential fire and safety risk they have in their home.<br />  </p> <p>Electrical Safety First’s proposed new Bill, if accepted by Government, would tighten the law so that online marketplaces must ensure electricals sold from a fulfilment centre, or third party seller on their site, are safe. And they would be required to alert consumers who have bought a substandard electrical item from their marketplace.</p> <p>“We campaigned strongly for the Government’s Online Harms Bill to include dangerous electricals available online. We believe ‘harm’ goes beyond the Government’s definition, because counterfeit or substandard electrical products can have a life-changing impact”, explains Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First.</p> <p>“Electricity is responsible for around half of all fires in UK homes, with most arising from electrical products. Our 2020 annual survey[ii] found almost one in four consumers bought what they thought was a genuine electrical item online, from a third-party seller, and then discovered it was fake. We also found[iii] that one in 10 adults have first-hand experience of an electrical shock, or fire, from an electrical item bought online.</p> <p>“But we don’t just want online marketplaces to react to risk, we want them to be proactive. Given the sophisticated technologies available to these retail giants, it is not unreasonable to expect them to ensure effective safeguards – whether from revised algorithms, machine learning, or improved image recognition – to stop unsafe electricals being sold on their platforms. There is support - research undertaken for us by ComRes[iv], found 70% of MPs want online marketplaces to have a legal responsibility to help prevent the sale of dangerous electrical products. And we believe our proposed Bill would not only improve consumer safety but also protect legitimate businesses selling online.”</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/requirements-safety-consumer-electrical-goods" hreflang="en">requirements for the safety of consumer electrical goods</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 18 Dec 2020 07:49:12 +0000 gazza 8567 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Electrical Safety First responds to the Social Housing White Paper https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-safety-first-responds-social-housing-white-paper <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Electrical Safety First responds to the Social Housing White Paper</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 20/11/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Electrical Safety First in response to the recently published Social Housing White Paper by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/MHCLG_logo.png"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/MHCLG_logo.png?itok=7aabuJ-G" width="750" height="499" alt="Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Logo" title="Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First commented: “</b>The Government's announcement of a new consultation on electrical safety in the social housing sector provides a much needed opportunity for the Government to end the tenure lottery that currently exists. </p> <p>The protection that electrical safety checks afford those in privately rented homes should be extended to those living in social housing<b>. </b>Our soon to be published Social Housing report shows huge support from the social sector to introduce better electrical safety measures and the Government should look to adopt these as soon as possible. In the light of tragedies such as Grenfell more must be done to prevent electrical fires occurring in the future.”</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/social-housing-white-paper" hreflang="en">Social Housing White Paper</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/ministry-housing-communities-and-local-government" hreflang="en">Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:02:00 +0000 gazza 8562 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say! https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/extensive-changes-electrical-industry-have-your-say <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 22/09/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Industry Comment From Niceic And Elecsa - Amendment 2 Draft For Public Comment (Dpc) – Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard</p> <p>“Today marks an important day for the electrotechnical industry as the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) surrounding Amendment 2 of BS 7671: 2018 is released,” said John O’Neill, NICEIC and ELECSA’s Director of Technical Excellence</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/John-ONeill.jpg"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/John-ONeill.jpg?itok=INiJvnTe" width="750" height="499" alt="Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say!" title="Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say!" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“Today marks an important day for the electrotechnical industry as the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) surrounding Amendment 2 of BS 7671: 2018 is released,” said John O’Neill, NICEIC and ELECSA’s Director of Technical Excellence</p> <p>“Providing the first glimpse of the proposed changes to the regulations which are planned to be introduced in March 2022, this document is vitally important in shaping how our industry operates.</p> <p>“Outlining some extensive changes, which, if implemented, could have significant ramifications for all electrical contractors, the DPC provides everyone within the electrotechnical industry with an opportunity to put forward their views, and I urge all to engage and comment.</p> <p>“It is our collective responsibility to ensure we form part of the process when it comes to important introductions such as this. As such, we will be working with NICEIC and ELECSA members in the coming weeks to explore the document in greater detail.”</p> <p>A top-line summary of some of the proposed changes shown within the DPC are listed below:</p> <p>•    The introduction of a new Part 8 – Functional Requirements. This includes Chapter 82: Prosumer’s Low-Voltage Electrical Installations.  <br /> •    Changes to the regulation surrounding AFDDs on circuits less than 32A<br /> •    Removal of the risk assessment method for omitting additional RCD protection on socket outlets<br /> •    Alterations to the model forms situated in appendix 6<br /> •    New cut-off date for complying with the 18th Edition<br />  <br /> •    Alterations surrounding SPD requirements<br /> •    New foundation earthing requirements<br /> •    New protected area requirements (protected escape routes)</p> <p> John O’Neill continued:</p> <p>“While it is important to remember that ultimately the proposed changes have been brought forward to improve safety and provide alignment with both International and European standards, we must ensure implementation is both practical and achievable for contractors.”</p> <p>To view the full DPC, please visit:<br />  <a href="https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2019-02917#/section">https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2019-02917#/section</a>.  </p> <p>Once there you will be prompted to log in – if you do not have a BSi account, you will have the option to register for one for free. Please note this is a requirement for viewing the DPC and providing comment.<br /> The closing date for comment is December 11, 2020 </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/draft-public-comment-bs7671" hreflang="en">Draft for Public Comment BS7671</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/john-oneill-0" hreflang="en">John O&#039;Neill</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/amendment-2-bs-7671" hreflang="en">Amendment 2 of BS 7671</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:43:24 +0000 gazza 8559 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use a Professional Electrician https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/top-10-reasons-why-you-should-use-professional-electrician-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use a Professional Electrician</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 28/07/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Electricians have heard it all before – when chasing up quotations, it is very common to hear that someone else is going to do it cheaper or they're going to do the job themselves to save money. But how can you convince your customer to spend their hard earned cash with you – the Part P registered electrician who can certify their work, guarantee it and carry out the job in accordance to all rules and regulations and safety standards.</p> <p>This is just the problem, as a home owner do you understand why they should be a Part P registered electrician?</p> <p>My Local Electrician has come with the Top 10 tips which clearly explain why you should use a Part P registered professional electrician:</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Top%2010%20Reasons%20Why%20You%20Should%20Use%20a%20Professional%20Electrician.png"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Top%2010%20Reasons%20Why%20You%20Should%20Use%20a%20Professional%20Electrician.png?itok=qcPxNlSm" width="750" height="499" alt="Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use a Professional Electrician" title="Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use a Professional Electrician" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Safety Issues</b> – Electricity does kill and thousands are injured every week in the UK through electrical related accidents.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>The majority of these cases are people who are trying to fix a problem with their home electrics without having the basic essential knowledge required.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Even if the problem seems to be repaired, it will not be tested to ensure its safety leaving the householder and the family at risk from fire and potential injury.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Long Term Safety concerns</b> – Damage caused by DIY electrical work costs far more in remedial repairs than it would have cost an electrician to put right in the first place.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Incorrect electrical work can cause cables to overheat and melt if they're the incorrect size, breakers to burn causing fire if incorrectly fitted.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Often the householder is unaware until a fire breaks out.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">3.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Doing the job right first time</b> – A professional electrician will get the job done for you far quicker with the peace of mind it has been done safely, tested and certified.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>It is the most cost effective way than to use someone who claims to know about electrics, produces unsafe work leaving you to find a professional electrician to rectify the work.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">4.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Qualifications</b> – There are several routes a qualified electrician can take to become qualified. Any professional electrician will be more than happy to show you their qualifications. Making a point of having an industry recognised qualification goes a long way.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>The point we're making here is that there are lots of options available to become a qualified electrician there is no reason why someone who is unqualified should be working on home electrics. Being qualified means you understand the rules and regulations needed to install home electrics in some ones home.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">5.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Experience</b> -<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Which ever route an electrician takes to become qualified, they will have carried out practical work which helps them gain the much needed experience to be able to carry out electrical work in your home.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">6.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Troubleshooting</b> – if you don't know what the problem is with your home electrics, it is far better to consult a qualified electrician.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Fault finding is a complex area of electrical work, and it can cause more harm than good looking for a problem if you don't know what you are doing.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Its also very time consuming – it does make far more sense to consult a professional electrician to find an electrical fault in terms of both time and money<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">7.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Money saving</b> - If your customer has appliances which keep blowing fuses or their lights trip out, rather than ignore the problem and simply replacing fuses or re-setting the trip, they should be using the services of an electrician.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Ignoring a potential problem can make it worse and more costly in the longer term.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">8.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Registered</b> - Always ensure your electrician is registered with an organisation such as the NICEIC, NAPIT or ELECSA.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>This means that the electrical works carried out will be certified which is an essential requirement should you wish to sell your home.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>It also means the electrician is independently assessed to ensure their electrical work is of the required standard.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">9.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">      </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Guaranteed work</b> – If your electrician is registered, it also means they can guarantee the work they undertake in your home.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>An unregistered electrician would not offer any guarantee with their work.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"> <!--[if !supportLists]--></p><p><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">10.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">  </span></span></span></p> <!--[endif]--><p><b>Lastly</b>, if you’re not happy with the work the electrician has carried out in your home, you have access to an independent complaints procedure.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Of course, this is only offered if your electrician is registered.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>It is all offered as part of the service you pay for.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard">It should now be clear why a professional electrician is always the best option when considering any electrical work in your home.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>A professional electrician is not just interested in your money, they also care about you and your families well being.<p></p></p> <p class="Standard">Stay safe and don't be tempted by the services of someone who is only interested in your money.<p></p></p> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/top-10-electrical-tips" hreflang="en">top 10 electrical tips</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:02:30 +0000 gazza 8558 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Red Arrow working on new developments for exterior lighting range https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/red-arrow-working-new-developments-exterior-lighting-range <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Red Arrow working on new developments for exterior lighting range</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 28/07/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Red Arrow are working on new developments for their exterior lighting range, with a focus on floodlights:</p> <ul><li>Supplying exterior lighting for one of the Nightingale Hospitals</li> <li>Fighting the demand for site lighting and exterior lighting</li> <li>Working with contractors back on site</li> </ul><p>The LED floodlights market has been gaining momentum in recent years, and with many contractors now safely back on site, Red Arrow have been working on new developments to keep up with the demand.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Nightingale%20Hospital%20Exeter%20-%20Premier%20Wholesale%2022-06.JPG"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Nightingale%20Hospital%20Exeter%20-%20Premier%20Wholesale%2022-06.JPG?itok=871KhFf1" width="750" height="499" alt="Red Arrow working on new developments for exterior lighting range" title="Red Arrow working on new developments for exterior lighting range" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As you are aware, floodlights add security to outdoor areas of a home, outbuildings, sports arenas, car parks, airports and business premises. They are also used to temporarily illuminate building sites. However, there are installation restrictions, and floodlights will need to be changed if they are causing artificial light nuisance or light pollution. This can be a costly exercise for electricians should they need to make changes once the floodlights are in place.</p> <p>When tasked with providing exterior lighting for one of the UK’s new Nightingale Hospitals, Red Arrow were faced with the challenge of finding products that were robust, high quality and functional while also ensuring light pollution was kept to a minimum.</p> <p>The project was successfully completed with their SMD floodlights – a range of tough and sturdy aluminium LED floodlights – along with their Diecast LED Circular Bulkheads for the emergency lighting requirement. The result? An aesthetically pleasing finish and a secure, safe lighting installation.</p> <h2>Which products for your project?</h2> <p>While customers don’t need to apply for planning permission, floodlights can be harmful to wildlife and people’s wellbeing, so it’s vital that the intensity and direction of light doesn’t disturb others. This means that beams should not be pointed directly at windows in residential or commercial areas, and security lights fitted with PIRs should be adjusted to minimise nuisance.</p> <p>But whether you’re installing floodlights on a new development, proposing a change to an existing building, or using temporary site lighting, Red Arrow’s range of flood lights are made for the job.</p> <h2>Slimline 110V Site Lighting</h2> <p>With sites recently reopening, contractors will need a review of their lighting. Red Arrow’s slimline FLAC flood range are suitable for all 110V site lighting applications:</p> <ul><li>Start as low as 33mm deep</li> <li>Constructed from robust diecast aluminium</li> <li>Fitted with surge protection as standard</li> <li>Available in 10W-300W</li> </ul><h2>AC Driver On Board range</h2> <p>For mains voltage, this range is ideal. And with recent enhancements made to the products, including an IP65 rating added to the photocells, these are ideal for your next project:</p> <ul><li>Available in 100W-300W</li> <li>Life expectancy of 30,000 hours</li> <li>Driver On Board technology</li> <li>Photocell sensor</li> </ul><p>For more information on these products and to order them in time for your next project, head to the <a href="https://redarrowtrading.com/">Red Arrow</a> website.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/redarrow-trading" hreflang="en">redarrow trading</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/exterior-lighting" hreflang="en">exterior lighting</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/site-lighting" hreflang="en">site lighting</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/exterior-lighting-range" hreflang="en">exterior lighting range</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/red-arrow-lighting" hreflang="en">red arrow lighting</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/external-lighting" hreflang="en">External lighting</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:36:48 +0000 gazza 8557 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Niceic And Elecsa Make Virtual A Reality With Their New Training Offer https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-and-elecsa-make-virtual-reality-their-new-training-offer <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Niceic And Elecsa Make Virtual A Reality With Their New Training Offer</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 15/07/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>NICEIC and ELECSA, have bolstered their comprehensive training portfolio to include all-new virtual classroom options. Covering the most popular subjects, the virtual suite includes four expert-led courses, all of which mirror the learnings and outcomes of classroom-based alternatives. Hosted by live tutors and developed to work seamlessly across multiple platforms, this latest introduction delivers a compromise-free solution for those wishing to train remotely.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Virtual%20Classroom.gif"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Virtual%20Classroom.gif?itok=dqlhSeZm" width="750" height="499" alt="Niceic And Elecsa Make Virtual A Reality With Their New Training Offer" title="Niceic And Elecsa Make Virtual A Reality With Their New Training Offer" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V2M-PZqnsiI" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>NICEIC and ELECSA reaffirm their commitment to raising standards and delivering technical excellence as they expand their training portfolio to include a range of virtual classroom courses.  </p> <p>Hosted live by expert tutors the all-new virtual suite will initially focus on the following topics Electric Vehicle Charging, 18th Edition, Emergency Lighting Fundamentals, Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems.</p> <p>Mirroring the learnings and outcomes of class-room based alternatives, contractors will benefit from downloadable course materials and live interaction with the experts.</p> <p>“Our goal is to supply our customers with the tools they need to drive their businesses forward, and I firmly believe this introduction will do just that” said Neil Vincent, NICEIC and ELECSA Head of Training </p> <p>“Delivering first-class technical training is a cornerstone of our business and as such we have invested heavily to ensure we provide the right courses at this time.  </p> <p>“COVID-19 has certainly highlighted the need for remote training options, but thankfully this was an area we were already developing. As such, our courses have been meticulously developed and extensively tested to ensure they are fit for purpose. At a time when our face-to-face training has had to pause temporarily, it is fantastic that we can continue to support our customers by supplying compromise free virtual alternatives.” </p> <p>The courses, which have been running in pilot mode since May, have been well received by customers. Following his attendance, on the virtual Electric Vehicle Charging course, Peter Ash of Taunton Electrical Solutions commented</p> <p>“I could not fault the experience, having attended NICEIC and ELECSA courses in the past I was keen to try the new virtual product, and it did not disappoint. </p> <p>“The tutor was excellent, the software was easy to use, and the support materials, which I now have saved for future reference, are going to prove very useful indeed. </p> <p>“COVID-19 has impacted so much of what we as contractors do, I am pleased the NICEIC and ELECSA have taken steps to ensure it doesn't have to impact our ability to train”.</p> <p>For more information check out NICEIC and ELECSA’s short video at  <a href="https://bit.ly/2DzAEGE">https://bit.ly/2DzAEGE</a>.  To book yourself a space on upcoming courses please visit <a href="http://www.shop.niceic.com/training/virtual-courses">www.shop.niceic.com/training/virtual-courses</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/approved-contractor-niceic" hreflang="en">Approved Contractor, NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic-online-training" hreflang="en">niceic online training</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:03:34 +0000 gazza 8556 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Free Online Training For Electricians Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:30 PM https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/free-online-training-electricians-thursday-may-21-2020-730-pm <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Free Online Training For Electricians Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:30 PM</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 18/05/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Six Simple Steps To Having A Successful Local Electrical Business.  Hosted by James Dewane, Author of the S.P.A.R.K.S Blueprint, a Number One Best Seller. James Has Over 25 Years Experience in the Electrical Industry.  Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:30 PM BST</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/james-dewane.jpg"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/james-dewane.jpg?itok=Js-ifGzY" width="750" height="499" alt="James Dewane Free Online Training For Electricians Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:30 PM" title="James Dewane Free Online Training For Electricians Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:30 PM" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I’ve Lost Everything! That’s exactly what James Dewane had to tell his family as a result of the 2007 recession. James was left with nothing but his hand tools and a mountain of debt. His electrical contracting company was liquidated, vans were sold off, staff were made redundant, and he couldn’t even talk to his old customers (rules from the liquidator)</p> <p>James didn’t have time to mope about, he needed to put food on the table and figure out how to pay off his debt…</p> <p>He had to rebuild and rebuild from scratch, without any money for marketing…</p> <p>So he knows what its like to start all over, to pick up the pieces and rebuild.</p> <p>You can learn how James did by attending his online workshop “<strong>Six Simple Steps To Local Success</strong>” here: <a href="http://www.jdewane.com/webinar">www.jdewane.com/webinar</a></p> <p>Since 2013 James has been teaching and mentoring UK electricians on this exact system.</p> <p>If you are trying to build a local Electrical business then this workshop is for you.</p> <p>Join James this Thursday Evening At 19:30 and he will walk you through the System that allowed him to rebuild his business and pay off all his debt, that now helps hundreds of UK Electricians to grow a profitable business.</p> <p><a href="https://www.jdewane.com/webinar">Click here to register for your FREE place</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/james-dewane" hreflang="en">james dewane</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/marketing-electricians" hreflang="en">marketing for electricians</a></li> </ul> </div> Mon, 18 May 2020 18:57:12 +0000 gazza 8555 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Electrical Central Heating Explained https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-central-heating-explained <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Electrical Central Heating Explained</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/05/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>When you think of central heating in the home, the traditional vision is of a boiler fired by oil or gas sending warm water around radiators to heat the home.</p> <p>Throw in a thermostat and, depending on the type of boiler, warm water too and you have what is best known as ‘central heating’, named after the heating that comes from one central source, the boiler.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/electrician-1080554_960_720_0.png"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/electrician-1080554_960_720_0.png?itok=mluH7V14" width="750" height="499" alt="Electrical Central Heating Explained" title="Electrical Central Heating Explained" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This method is not always as cost-effective as you might think; <a href="https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/covid-19-leads-four-year-18156092">Belfast Live reports that heating oil</a> is at an all-time low right now, but prices can fluctuate leaving heating bills inconsistent and hard to budget for. That has led to some people leaning towards an electric heating system in their home. Electricity is becoming increasingly eco-friendly, <a href="https://www.edie.net/news/6/UK-sets-new-record-for-coal-free-generation/">with the UK increasing the amount</a> of coal-free energy it produces on a regular basis. That makes an electric installation a viable option for homeowners.</p> <p>There are two types of electric heating, one which could be described as ‘central’ heating and another far more flexible method utilising individual appliances rather than a core system.</p> <p><b>Electric Boiler</b></p> <p>The first type of electric central heating you can install is an electric boiler, which works in much the same way as a conventional setup. The boiler heats the water centrally and sends it around the house, but instead of being fired by oil and gas, it is fired by electric.</p> <p>An electric boiler has several advantages, one of which is space. It is essentially a big kettle, boiling water and using it to heat your home. They are relatively cheap to buy and install as well and if looked after properly, will not cost you any more than a normal setup.</p> <p>It is always advisable to get your heating system insured against any mechanical breakdowns that applies to an electrical installation as well as a standard type. <a href="https://www.homeserve.com/uk/insurance/gas-comparison-mb">There are gas coverage plans on HomeServe</a> that cover heating and electrics, giving complete peace of mind to homeowners throughout the year. By covering your electrics as well, you are protecting against both possible areas of breakdown.</p> <p><b>Electric Radiators</b></p> <p>Another method of heating your home using electricity is by installing individual electric radiators in each room. These simply plug into the wall and act separately from each other, offering a more flexible method of heating. If there are rooms in the house you do not use such as a spare bedroom that you wouldn’t need to waste money heating it when warming the rest of the house. Because of the method they use to power up and retain heat, every single watt of electricity is used and converted to warmth for your home, ensuring there is no wastage and no long periods whilst the radiators warm-up either.</p> <p>There is a misconception that electric radiators are expensive. Whilst we did explain they can cost more <a href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/blogs/gazza/tue-07082012-0000/electrician%E2%80%99s-tips-saving-electricity-your-home">in our article <i>Electrician’s Tips for Saving Electricity in Your Home</i></a>, if used correctly that doesn’t need to be the case. With no boiler, your heating will not need a service using this method, although covering the electrics in your house could again protect you from unwanted breakdowns.</p> <p><b>Conclusion</b></p> <p>An electric heating system will not work for everybody, it certainly would not be efficient in houses with high demands on the hot water and needing to warm multiple rooms at once. However, in flats with limited space and homes occupied by one or two people as opposed to families, it is a viable alternative to the traditional methods of keeping yourself cosy in the winter.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electric-boiler" hreflang="en">Electric Boiler</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/electric-radiators" hreflang="en">Electric Radiators</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/electric-central-heating" hreflang="en">Electric Central Heating</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-central-heating-explained" hreflang="en">Electrical Central Heating Explained</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 01 May 2020 07:56:11 +0000 gazza 8554 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Niceic And Elecsa Partner With Eca To Deliver Free Industry Webinar On Furlough Scheme https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-and-elecsa-partner-eca-deliver-free-industry-webinar-furlough-scheme <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Niceic And Elecsa Partner With Eca To Deliver Free Industry Webinar On Furlough Scheme</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 29/04/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Industry leaders NICEIC, ELECSA and the ECA, come together once again to deliver a free webinar exploring the current guidelines surrounding the government’s furlough programme.</p> <p>Darren Staniforth, Senior Technical Presenter NICEIC &amp; ELECSA, will pose your questions to ECA's Director of Employment &amp; Skills, Andrew Eldred, who will provide tailored advice.</p> <p>Open to anyone working in the electrical contracting industry, the event will be broadcasted live on Friday, May 1 at 11 am</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/1200x630_NEW_v2.gif"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/1200x630_NEW_v2.gif?itok=phx1zsC_" width="750" height="499" alt="Niceic And Elecsa Partner With Eca To Deliver Free Industry Webinar On Furlough Scheme" title="Niceic And Elecsa Partner With Eca To Deliver Free Industry Webinar On Furlough Scheme" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>NICEIC and ELECSA will once again partner with ECA, the industry's leading trade association, to deliver the second in a series of business support webinars aimed at supporting electrical contractors. The next webinar, which takes place on Friday, May 1 at 11 am, will examine all the latest advice surrounding the government’s furlough scheme. Open to all, this session will answer contractor's questions and provide specific guidance on how the support programme applies to the electrical contracting industry. To register, please visit <a href="http://www.niceic.com/COVID-19-Support-Webinar">www.niceic.com/COVID-19-Support-Webinar</a></p> <p>"As the economic realities of the COVID-19 continue to take hold it is vital that all electrical contractors have access to sound and tailored advice," said Darren Staniforth, Senior Technical Presenter NICEIC &amp; ELECSA.</p> <p>"The landscape is moving at pace, and while the government's furlough scheme has been well documented in the media, we are acutely aware that there are still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the eligibility criteria and the process associated with claiming grants.</p> <p>"By way of supporting our registrants and the broader electrical contracting industry, we have partnered with the ECA to deliver expert tailored advice to our sector.  </p> <p>"Please join myself and ECA's Director of Employment &amp; Skills, Andrew Eldred, on Friday to get the answers you need to make the right decisions for your business.”</p> <p>The previous webinar, which explored the financial support available to small businesses and sole traders, is available to watch on-demand via the NICEIC and ELECSA websites.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/eca" hreflang="en">eca</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/electricians-webinar" hreflang="en">electricians webinar</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/coronavirus" hreflang="en">Coronavirus</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:55:41 +0000 gazza 8553 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk