My Local Electrician - Electricians News Magazine and Business Listings https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/ en 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 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<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 https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/top-10-reasons-why-you-should-use-professional-electrician-0#comments 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="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Nightingale20Hospital20Exeter20-20Premier20Wholesale2022-06.png" 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" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Nightingale%20Hospital%20Exeter%20-%20Premier%20Wholesale%2022-06.JPG?itok=871KhFf1" style="background-color:#24271D;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <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" /> </noscript> <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="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Virtual20Classroom.png" 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" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Virtual%20Classroom.gif?itok=dqlhSeZm" style="background-color:#B4B0B3;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <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" /> </noscript> <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="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/james-dewane.png" 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" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/james-dewane.jpg?itok=Js-ifGzY" style="background-color:#60646F;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <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" /> </noscript> <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="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/electrician-1080554_960_720_0.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Electrical Central Heating Explained" title="Electrical Central Heating Explained" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/electrician-1080554_960_720_0.png?itok=mluH7V14" style="background-color:#A49896;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <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" /> </noscript> <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="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/1200x630_NEW_v2.png" 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" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/1200x630_NEW_v2.gif?itok=phx1zsC_" style="background-color:#E8BDBF;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <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" /> </noscript> <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 Charity Begins At Home https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/charity-begins-home <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Charity Begins At Home</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, 08/04/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;&lt;br /&gt;&#10;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;&#10;color:#0E101A;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Niceic And Elecsa Announce Partnership With Electrical Industries Charity<p></p></span></b></h2> <ul><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;&lt;br /&gt;&#10; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;&lt;br /&gt;&#10; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">The NICEIC and ELECSA, the nation’s leading certification bodies for the electrical industry, have chosen the Electrical Industries Charity as their official charity partner for 2020<p></p></span></li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:150%;&lt;br /&gt;&#10;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&lt;br /&gt;&#10;color:#0E101A;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">The partnership, which was officially announced today, is a natural fit for the NICEIC and ELECSA who champion the EIC’s fantastic work in supporting members of the electrical contracting industry.<p></p></span></li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;&lt;br /&gt;&#10; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;&lt;br /&gt;&#10; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Formed in 1904 the EIC offers free practical support services to those working in the sector and their immediate families.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span><p></p></span> </li> </ul></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/Tessa-Ogle.jpg"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Tessa-Ogle.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Niceic And Elecsa Announce Partnership With Electrical Industries Charity" title="Niceic And Elecsa Announce Partnership With Electrical Industries Charity" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Tessa-Ogle.jpg?itok=9udrG3iT" style="background-color:#B3B2B7;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Tessa-Ogle.jpg?itok=9udrG3iT" width="750" height="499" alt="Niceic And Elecsa Announce Partnership With Electrical Industries Charity" title="Niceic And Elecsa Announce Partnership With Electrical Industries Charity" /> </noscript> <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 style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">NICEIC and ELECSA, the UK’s leading certification bodies for the electrical industry, have today announced that they will be supporting the Electrical Industries Charity as their chosen charity partner for 2020. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The announcement marks the start of a year-long fundraising campaign by the NICEIC and ELECSA to raise much-needed funds for the charity who exist to provide free, confidential, practical support to those working in the electrical contracting industry.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We are delighted to partner with the Electrical Industries Charity," said Kevan Parker, NICEIC and ELECSA, Managing Director.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“The work the charity undertakes on behalf of the industry and its members is truly remarkable, the service they provide offers a lifeline to so many, and we are proud to support them as they strive to help our colleagues and contractors in times of need.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We all need a helping hand from time to time, now more so than ever, and knowing there is an organisation such as the EIC out there supporting our people is a great source of comfort.”</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Offering a broad spectrum of services, including but not limited to, counselling and mental health support, general legal support, debt support and financial relief in immediate need; the EIC protect the health and wellbeing of anyone associated with our industry.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">"It is wonderful to have the NICEIC and ELECSA onboard," said Tessa Ogle, Electrical Industries Charity, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">"We are incredibly proud of the support we provide and the positive impact we have on so many lives. People turn to us for many reasons, and thanks to the hard work of our many supporters, we are able to offer much-needed assistance. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">"Having partners such as the NICEIC and ELECSA, will, I am sure, provide a real boost to our efforts and we very much look forward to working with them moving forward."</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">One of the charity's most in-demand services is their mental health support package.  Operating a confidential helpline, the charity receives thousands of calls from people needing help. Working closely with the individual trained professionals develop programmes to best suit their needs.  These programmes may include a series of telephone counselling sessions, face to face family group therapy, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  The tools are wide-ranging and provide vital relief to those who need them.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">If you are a member of the electrical Industry and you or a family member need assistance, please reach out to the charity to see what options are available.  You can do this by logging on email on at <a href="mailto:support@electricalcharity.org" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">support@electricalcharity.org</a> or by calling their confidential helpline 0800 652 1618</span></span></span></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/electrical-industries-charity" hreflang="en">Electrical Industries Charity</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/kevan-parker" hreflang="en">Kevan Parker</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-charity" hreflang="en">electrical charity</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:58:55 +0000 gazza 8552 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk NICEIC responds to covid-19 pandemic https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-responds-covid-19-pandemic <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NICEIC responds to covid-19 pandemic</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, 30/03/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">In light of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the NICEIC has taken several steps to assist contractors and to ensure the safety of its customers, staff and the general public. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">Registered contractors currently paying via monthly instalments have the option to defer fee payments for three months.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">Contractors who are due annual assessments will have the option to undertake sessions remotely, utilising video conferencing technology, or reschedule free of charge. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">All NICEIC training courses are postponed until June 1, and the planned LIVE SOUTH conference has been cancelled.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></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/200317-F-NW053-003.JPG"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/200317-F-NW053-003.png" width="750" height="499" alt="NICEIC responds to covid-19 pandemic" title="NICEIC responds to covid-19 pandemic" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/200317-F-NW053-003.JPG?itok=Uare15op" style="background-color:#352224;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/200317-F-NW053-003.JPG?itok=Uare15op" width="750" height="499" alt="NICEIC responds to covid-19 pandemic" title="NICEIC responds to covid-19 pandemic" /> </noscript> <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><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">NICEIC, the UK's largest certification body for the electrical contracting industry, has revealed a series of changes to their planned activities and working practices in light of the current COVID-19 Pandemic. These include an optional payment holiday for contractors, a switch to remote assessments and changes to planned training and event activities.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">NICEIC announced that registered contractors who currently pay via monthly instalments have the option to defer fee payments for three months <sup>1</sup>. Those utilising the offer will see payments pause until July with the outstanding monies then being spread over the remaining months of this year.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">"</span></span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">We fully appreciate the stress COVID-19 is placing upon businesses and individuals,” </span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">said Kevan Parker, NICEIC, Managing Director.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333">“The last few weeks ha</span></span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">ve been a stressful and worrying time for all. The growing seriousness of the pandemic situation continues to raise questions and create new challenges.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“To date, <span style="color:#333333">we have focused on ensuring the safety of our customers, staff and the wider population putting processes in place to help protect lives. Now that our remote assessments are up and running, and our training and events schedules have been postponed or cancelled, we are putting all of our efforts into supporting our customers and their businesses as best we are able in these challenging of circumstances.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">“One stage in this process relates to finances, and we hope that today's announcement will provide some relief to those facing difficulties. Moving forward, we will continue to develop our services to support our contractors providing up to date advice and guidance as the situation evolves.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">Until further notice, NICEIC will cease to deliver face to face assessments.  Those contractors who are due for an annual assessment will have the</span></span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="background:white"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333"> option to conduct the session, via video conferencing solutions, or reschedule their appointment free of charge.  This temporary change has been implemented to</span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a"> protect all parties.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“Our remote model allows us to continue to safely verify current competence,” said John O’Neill, NICEIC, Technical Director. “Importantly this process also allows us to maintain support and </span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">provide any guidance needed to improve standards during this</span></span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"> challenging period.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">When it comes to training and events all face to face courses, have been postponed until June 1 and the upcoming LIVE SOUTH activity has been cancelled.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">Online technical learning tools are available to registered contractors via their customer portal<sup>, </sup>and to the industry via social media channels. These will be enhanced moving forward with more information being shared in the coming days.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a">For more details on NICEIC’s response to COVID-19, please log onto </span></span></span></span><a href="http://www.niceic.com" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">www.niceic.com</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0e101a"> where you will find the companies the latest statement, links to Government advice and our FAQ document.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></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/coronavirus-0" hreflang="en">Coronavirus</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</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> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:02:51 +0000 gazza 8551 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Electrical Safety Tips When Working From Home During Coronavirus Isolation https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-safety-tips-when-working-home-during-coronavirus-isolation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Electrical Safety Tips When Working From Home During Coronavirus Isolation</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, 23/03/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ewkZmxAa77ROLY" style="border: 0; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 500px;"></iframe></p> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:22:47 +0000 gazza 8550 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition moves to next stage https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-apprentice-year-competition-moves-next-stage <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition moves to next stage</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">Thu, 13/02/2020</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>More than one hundred apprentices move on to stage two of competition - After more than a month of marking and deliberation from the judges, the second stage of The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition, which is run in association with competition partners, Scolmore Group and Voltimum, is underway.</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/2020%20Electrical%20Apprentice%20of%20the%20Year%20Competition%20LOGO_0.png"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/202020Electrical20Apprentice20of20the20Year20Competition20LOGO_0.png" width="750" height="499" alt="The Electrical Apprentice of the Year" title="The Electrical Apprentice of the Year" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020%20Electrical%20Apprentice%20of%20the%20Year%20Competition%20LOGO_0.png?itok=wO4FR1p-" style="background-color:#1A1617;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020%20Electrical%20Apprentice%20of%20the%20Year%20Competition%20LOGO_0.png?itok=wO4FR1p-" width="750" height="499" alt="The Electrical Apprentice of the Year" title="The Electrical Apprentice of the Year" /> </noscript> <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>More than 540 electrical students completed the first stage of the competition – an online exam comprising of 40 multiple choice questions relating to electrical installations. Now the top 20% of entrants will go to the second heat of the competition where they will take part in a two-hour written exam held at several locations across the UK.</p> <p>Kicking off in Corby, the second stage of this year’s competition will test the apprentices understanding and knowledge of installation practices in a two-hour written exam.</p> <p>Darren Staniforth, group senior technical presenter for NICEIC and ELECSA said:</p> <p>“This is the fifth year we have run the competition and the benchmark score to qualify for stage two has gone up each year. This is the great news for the judges and is very promising for the industry as a whole.</p> <p>“Each year, we see more and more entrants with a better understanding of the requirements to be an electrician enter the competition. These bright and talented young men and women are coming to the end of their apprenticeships and will be taking on work of their own in the near future so it is vital we promote and encourage these talented individuals and apprenticeships as a whole to others working in the industry.</p> <p>The second stage of the competition will run until April. The eight highest scoring students will then go through to the Grand Final which will take place at Scolmore Group HQ, one of the competition partners.</p> <p>Marie Parry, group marketing director for Scolmore Group said:</p> <p>“We are very proud of our involvement in this competition over the five years since it was launched and we’re delighted to see it continue to grow in stature. We know from talking to the finalists over the years what a key role the competition has played in boosting confidence and helping them to achieve success in their chosen careers.”</p> <p>Eddie Embleton, Managing Director of Voltimum UK said:</p> <p>“Voltimum is really pleased to be supporting this wonderful competition which promotes excellence and celebrates the young people taking part. ElectricalApprentice.co.uk was established to support apprentices and it’s nice to know that the standard of the competition is growing each year which is great for our industry.”  </p> <p>The competition is not only an opportunity for students to prove their knowledge and abilities but also a chance to win some fantastic prizes.</p> <p>All those taking part in stage two will receive a goody bag from NICEIC and ELECSA, Scolmore Group and Electrical Apprentice; with the eight finalists also getting a brand new iPad courtesy of Scolmore Group.</p> <p>Scolmore Group is also supplying the main prizes for the winner and two runners up. The overall winner will walk off with a £2,000 holiday voucher, the runner up will take home a £750 holiday voucher and the third place candidate will receive a £250 holiday voucher.</p> <p>The college that produces the overall winner will receive £1,000 worth of Scolmore Group products, while the employer will also receive one year’s free registration with NICEIC or ELECSA.</p> <p>For more information about the competition, visit <a href="http://www.niceic.com/apprentice">www.niceic.com/apprentice</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/electrical-apprentice-year-0" hreflang="en">The Electrical Apprentice of the Year, </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-apprentice-year" hreflang="en">Electrical Apprentice of the Year</a></li> </ul> </div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 07:25:36 +0000 gazza 8549 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk