elecsa https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news-category/elecsa en New technical director appointed for NICEIC and ELECSA https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/new-technical-director-appointed-niceic-and-elecsa <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New technical director appointed for NICEIC and ELECSA</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/08/2019</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/John-ONeill-technical-director-for-NICEIC-and-ELECSA.png?itok=tx8hV0Np" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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>John O’Neill has been appointed Director of Technical Excellence at Certsure (NICEIC &amp; ELECSA). A well known and much respected figure in the industry, John has almost 50 years experience in the sector. He started his career as an apprentice at Vauxhall Motorsin Luton before working as a maintenance supervisor for General Motors in Canada and the USA. He returned to the UK to set up his own electrical contracting business specialising in electrical work and integrated control systems.</p> <p>He joined NICEIC in 2010 and has filled a number of technical positions including Area Engineer, Customer Relations Engineer and more latterly the Technical Helpline Manager.</p> <p>John commented: “I am delighted to take up this role at such a highly regarded organisation in the industry.</p> <p>“My time spent as an Area Engineer gave me a great insight into the challenges contractors face on a daily basis and the many different environments they work in. “I look forward to helping them prepare for future opportunities in new markets whilst at the same time providing high quality, compliant installations. John will continue to represent Certsure on the JPEL/64 committee, contributing to the BS 7671 wiring regulations, which provides guidance for electrical contractors.</p> <p>Kevan Parker, Managing Director for Certsure said: “John is a well known and respected individual within the sector. “He brings an immense amount of knowledge and experience to the role, both through his time as a contractor and with NICEIC and ELECSA.”</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/john-oneill" hreflang="en">John O’Neill</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/technical-director" hreflang="en">technical director</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-breaking field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Add to Breaking news</div> <div class="field__item">On</div> </div> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 08:09:17 +0000 gazza 8514 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Beware of fake electricians posing as registered electricians! https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/beware-fake-electricians-posing-registered-electricians <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Beware of fake electricians posing as registered electricians!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 21/01/2019</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Fake%20NICEIC%20%26%20ELECSA%20Electrician.jpg?itok=Vst-u9ey" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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>A man has been jailed for carrying out dangerous work while posing as a registered electrician. John Draco, 35, of Rowan Place, Newton Aycliffe, pleaded guilty to fraud and consumer protection related offences after falsely claiming to be a qualified electrician. He advertised his services on Yell.com as accredited by ELECSA and Trustmark-despite not having either accreditation. He also claimed to be NICEIC registered.</p> <p>He was jailed for 13 months following a trial at Durham Crown Court in January. The court heard how Draco had offered to complete a full rewire of a property for £3,000, but had left it in a highly dangerous state.  When his shoddy work was challenged by the homeowner, he abandoned the job and kept the full sum.</p> <p>The homeowner got in touch with Hartlepool Trading Standards who took on the case with help from ELECSA. Such was the poor standard of the installation an investigation by an electrical engineer ordered it not to be used as it posed a serious risk of fire and electrocution.</p> <p>Work to rectify the problems left by Draco ran into thousands of pounds. Draco, who traded under the name J and A Electrical Solutions ended up paying the victim back £3,820.</p> <p>Ian Harrison, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Trading Standards and Licensing Manager, said: “This successful prosecution sends out a strong message that the courts will not tolerate rogue traders conning people out of their hard-earned cash.</p> <p>Kevan Parker, Interim Managing Director of Certsure, which operates the ELECSA and NICEIC brands, added: “We take a dim view of those who pretend to be registered electricians when they are not.</p> <p>“We will work with the appropriate authorities to protect those contractors who are legitimately registered with us and have the quality of their work assessed on a regular basis.</p> <p>“Anyone thinking about using our logo fraudulently will be caught and dealt with appropriately by the courts.”</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</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/fake-niceic-elecsa-electrician" hreflang="en">Fake NICEIC &amp; ELECSA Electrician</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/fake-electrician" hreflang="en">Fake electrician</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/cowboy-electrician" hreflang="en">cowboy electrician</a></li> </ul> </div> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:56:25 +0000 gazza 8503 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Dame Hackitt’s recommendations for improvements in the industry https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/dame-hackitts-recommendations-improvements-industry <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dame Hackitt’s recommendations for improvements in the industry</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 21/12/2018</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/certsure-niceic-elecsa-logo_0.jpg?itok=52uZ-imj" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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>Competency the key to safety! NICEIC and ELECSA welcome government response to Hackitt Report. Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, has welcomed Government’s intention to take forward Dame Hackitt’s recommendations for improvements in the building services sector.</p> <p>Commentating on the recent government announcement, Certsure’s interim Managing Director, Kevan Parker said: “We welcome Government’s intention to take forward<br /> Dame Hackitt’s recommendations.<br />  <br /> “The Government has confirmed that competency, and the need for firms to take responsibility for competency at each level within their structure, is at the core of delivering improved safety.<br />  <br /> “Certsure has always advocated that competency is a mix of knowledge gained through qualifications and training, skills and experience. This, in conjunction with third party assessment and certification, is vital to delivering ongoing levels of competency, within the building sector. It also provides a simple route for consumers to raise an issue if something goes wrong.<br />  <br /> “Crucially, it is firms who work outside of these parameters where sanction is needed and we are encouraged by the Housing Secretary’s comments to take action against incompetent firms who fail to demonstrate the necessary levels of protection required.<br />  <br /> Certsure will continue to work with colleagues across the sector to take forward the Government’s proposals to raise standards and drive cultural change in our industry.”</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/certsure" hreflang="en">Certsure</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/dame-hackitt" hreflang="en">Dame Hackitt</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:36:58 +0000 gazza 8501 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/dame-hackitts-recommendations-improvements-industry#comments NICEIC & ELECSA raise £20,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-elecsa-raise-ps20000-alzheimers-research-uk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NICEIC &amp; ELECSA raise £20,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 25/09/2018</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Certsure%20ARUK%20Logo.png?itok=JOD-7Wjk" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, has raised £20,000 for Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK), smashing its two year target one year early. </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Last year, Certsure staff chose to partner with ARUK, Europe's leading dementia research charity, as its official charity. </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Certsure committed itself to raise £20,000 across two years, but through various fundraising efforts, the firm has smashed its target one year ahead of schedule.</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">There are currently 850,000 people in the UK living with the condition and is set to rise to one million people by 2025. It is only through vital research carried out by ARUK that finding a solution to the problem is possible.</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Over the past year, Certsure employees have taken part in sweepstakes, charity auctions, dress down collections, charity auctions, bake sales and runs. </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">One of the biggest donations came from a charity skydive which saw 22 Certsure staff parachute 10,000 feet from a plane and raised over £10,000 in the process.</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Katy Abraham, Regional Corporate Partnerships Officer at ARUK said:</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"It's been fantastic working with Certsure and I'm so impressed that they have already hit their fundraising target. </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The enthusiasm and support has been incredible as they have literally thrown themselves out of planes and into this partnership. </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Their efforts will make a real difference in our search for a cure to dementia."</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Certsure will continue to work with ARUK and hold fundraising events throughout the year, raising even more money for the charity.</span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center; margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</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/aruk" hreflang="en">ARUK</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/certsure" hreflang="en">Certsure</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/alzheimers-research-uk" hreflang="en">Alzheimer’s Research UK</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:41:18 +0000 gazza 8490 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-elecsa-raise-ps20000-alzheimers-research-uk#comments Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-apprentice-year-competition <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 20/09/2018</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/20180605SCOLMORE-115.jpg?itok=JjY8NN4f" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">NICEIC and ELECSA’s 2019 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition is now open for entries. </span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The competition, run in partnership with The Scolmore Group, measures the technical skills of electrical students across the UK. It consists of three different stages and regularly attracts more than 500 entrants. </span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Technical Development Manager for NICEIC and ELECSA, Darren Staniforth said:</span></span></span></span></p> <p><meta charset="utf-8" /></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"Over the past three years, we have seen the standard of applicants improve each time so we are looking forward again to welcoming a new batch of contestants. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“As the most recognised names in the industry, NICEIC and ELECSA have a responsibility to work with, encourage and promote apprenticeships and careers in the electrical industry to the next generation."</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The competition is not only an opportunity for students to prove their knowledge and abilities but also a chance to win some fantastic prizes – all generously supplied by competition partner, Scolmore Group. Eight finalists will each receive a brand new iPad, with a £2,000 holiday voucher being awarded to the overall winner. There will also be two runner up prizes of a £750 holiday voucher and a £250 holiday voucher.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Each finalist will also receive a Scolmore Van Pack, Trophy and NICEIC and ELECSA Goody Bag.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Every college that enters 20 or more students into the competition will qualify for a College Pack from Scolmore, featuring: 25 Double Sockets, 25 Switches, 25 6" Pendants and 25 Batten Holders. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The College that produces the eventual winner will also receive £1,000 worth of Scolmore products.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Marie Parry, Group Marketing Director for Scolmore Group said:</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"The competition continues to gather momentum and gain recognition throughout the industry.  Students, lecturers, trainers and employers all recognise the opportunity and value it brings. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“We understand the importance of supporting the next generation of electricians. We have a number of directors currently working in the business that started out as electrical apprentices and through hard work and determination; they have worked their way up to the boardroom. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“This competition recognises the important role apprentices play within our industry and we look forward to working with them once again.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Last year saw 650 candidates whittled down to eight finalists before 21-year-old Zach Swift from North Star Electric, Glasgow, was chosen as the 2018 Apprentice of the Year.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Zach said:</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"When my name was called out as the Apprentice of the Year I don't think I've ever been so surprised. I never thought I would even pass the first stage, let alone win the overall title. The quality of work that the rest of the guys were producing was fantastic so when I heard my name called out, I was staggered.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“The competition is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your ability.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">It doesn't cost anything to apply and I would say to anyone who is thinking about entering to just go for it. “</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The competition consists of three stages and registration for Stage One is open now.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Students can enter the competition and complete the first stage by visiting <span class="MsoHyperlink" style="color:blue"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><a href="http://www.niceic.com/apprentice" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">www.niceic.com/apprentice</a></span></span>. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-apprentice-year-competition" hreflang="en">Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition</a></li> <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/darren-staniforth" hreflang="en">Darren Staniforth</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/scolmore-group" hreflang="en">The Scolmore Group</a></li> </ul> </div> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:29:14 +0000 gazza 8489 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-apprentice-year-competition#comments DIYers, Stop Carrying Out Electrical Work and Call in a Professional https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/diyers-stop-carrying-out-electrical-work-and-call-professional <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">DIYers, Stop Carrying Out Electrical Work and Call in a Professional</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 24/05/2018</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Bravado%20phone.jpg?itok=ONyvJlmR" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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 have today (May 24) launched a new national consumer campaign to promote the use of registered electricians. Entitled ‘Ban the Bravado’, the campaign will look at some of the dangerous DIY electrical jobs people will take on around the home. Former footballer and TV star Dion Dublin will front the campaign which coincides with the May Bank Holiday weekend – when traditionally more DIY jobs are carried out around the home.</p> <p>Research carried out by NICEIC and ELECSA shows that men are particularly more prone to taking on this type of work, with around 61% saying they would have a go, despite having no prior experience – compared to just 8% of women. This blokes’ bravado attitude is also reflected in further research which shows that 89% admit they won’t ask others for help and 58% stating they can do everything themselves. Just over a third (36%) believe men should be self-sufficient and not need to call on others.</p> <p>Paul Collins, Communications Manager at NICEIC and ELECSA commented: “Male machismo often means men will try to tackle most things around the home to save face.</p> <p>“However, this can often lead to a DIY disaster whereby they not only put their own safety at risk but that of their family or loved ones too.</p> <p>“It is perhaps even more common these days as people have simple access to how to guides or DIY videos on the internet.</p> <p>“We want to put an end to the bravado and get men to admit there are times when it’s only right to call on the help of a professional.”</p> <p>Former Aston Villa and England star Dublin will be fronting the campaign on a series of radio interviews. He will be using his experience as a footballer to talk about macho attitudes. He will also use his own experiences as a property developer and presenter on TV show Homes under the Hammer to discuss what work should be carried out by registered tradespeople.</p> <p>He will be joined by NICEIC and ELECSA’s technical expert Darren Staniforth. A webpage has been set up at <a href="http://www.niceic.com/banthebravado">www.niceic.com/banthebravado</a> to support the campaign. Visitors to the page will be able to find three short video clips looking at what people search for when it comes to carrying out electrical work in the home.</p> <p>Contractors are encouraged to share the films to show their support for the campaign. Additional material on the webpage also includes a case study of NICEIC registered contractor Kevin Tallis who was called out to fix a job that went wrong. Along with a gallery of images sent in by contractors of bodge jobs they have come across in their day to day work.</p> <p>“The message has to be clear – while it is all well and good giving something a lick of paint there are certain jobs left well alone. If in doubt, call out a registered tradesperson. It could save you a lot in the long-run,” added Paul.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/diy-electrics" hreflang="en">diy electrics</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/professional-electrician" hreflang="en">Professional Electrician</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> </ul> </div> Thu, 24 May 2018 09:02:48 +0000 gazza 8475 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/diyers-stop-carrying-out-electrical-work-and-call-professional#comments 18th Edition seminar in cinemas across the UK https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/18th-edition-seminar-cinemas-across-uk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">18th Edition seminar in cinemas across the UK</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 12/05/2018</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/17900-Live-Cinema-Twitter-1024x512-Launch.jpg?itok=7ITWWulX" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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>Tickets are now on sale for one of the most exciting events ever delivered in the electrical industry. On July 4 th this year NICEIC and ELECSA will be transmitting a live talk on the 18th Edition which will be beamed via satellite to 40 cinema screens simultaneously. Tickets cost just £5 for the biggest electrical conference ever staged and can be booked online at a cinema close to you now by visiting 18edition.com/cinema</p> <p>“The upcoming launch of the 18 th Edition will be an important time for every electrician across the UK,” commented NICEIC and ELECSA’s Marketing Director Mark Smith. “We wanted to do something unique, affordable and easily accessible to help contractors gain an improved insight into the forthcoming changes. This will be a genuine world first. It has never been attempted on this scale anywhere in the world before. It is something we are sure every electrician across the nation will want to see.”</p> <p>The 18 th Edition seminar will be broadcast from the world famous Faraday Theatre, in The Royal Institution. Hosted by industry experts Darren Staniforth and Alan Wells the talk will focus on the changes included in the new regulations and what it will mean for electricians in their day-to- day work.</p> <p>“When the 17 th Edition was launched in 2008, a lot of industry myths emerged because multiple messages were communicated by different speakers. The advantage of broadcasting to all four corners of the UK on a single day is that we can communicate a single, consistent message to the industry,” commented Darren Staniforth.</p> <p>“We believe this will benefit the whole industry and increase safety standards as a result.”</p> <p>There will be audience contributions from some of the biggest names in the industry, including representatives from JPEL 64 and its sub-committees, who are responsible for writing the new regulations. The seminar will be broadcast live to over 40 screens across the UK with a full list of all participating cinemas now online at the website.</p> <p>Mark added: “We wanted to film it at an iconic venue. The Faraday Theatre is a historic lecture hall where Sir Michael Faraday demonstrated his discoveries to the public in 1824. NICEIC and ELECSA will be delivering its talk about the 18 th Edition, in the same theatre, 194 years later.</p> <p>“We aim to reach as many people as possible and will have a live link-up with all the cinema screens. We plan to invite everyone in the industry to attend, as it will be of value to everyone from apprentices through to time-served electricians.”</p> <p>NICEIC and ELECSA have partnered with Vue, Odeon, Showcase and Omniplex Cinemas to put on the 18 th Edition event.</p> <p>The live seminar and cinema event will take place from 9am on Wednesday, 4 Th July. Tickets to the cinema screenings will go on sale in April and will cost just £5 +VAT.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.18edition.com/cinema">www.18edition.com/cinema</a> now to find the cinema screen closest to you and book your ticket for the greatest electrical show ever</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/18th-edition" hreflang="en">18th edition</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic-live" hreflang="en">NICEIC Live</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/mark-smith-niceic" hreflang="en">mark smith niceic</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/darren-staniforth" hreflang="en">Darren Staniforth</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/alan-wells" hreflang="en">Alan Wells</a></li> </ul> </div> Sat, 12 May 2018 12:30:01 +0000 gazza 8471 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Consumer Law for Electricians https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/consumer-law-electricians <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Consumer Law for Electricians</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 21/11/2017</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/electricians-consumer-law.png?itok=JKOIEE-N" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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:10.0pt; margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Courier"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">NICEIC and ELECSA have produced a free publication for electrical contractors designed to keep them on the right side of consumer law. </span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Courier"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The booklet <i>‘<b>Consumer Law for Electrical Contractors’</b> </i>was developed in partnership with the Dispute Resolution Ombudsman (DRO). </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Courier"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">It provides contractors with clear and straight forward guidance in relation to their obligations under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Courier"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Judith Turner, Senior Ombudsman at DRO, authored the booklet. She said: “When any tradesperson offers to provide a professional service to a customer they are automatically entering into a contract that is covered by the Consumer Rights act 2015.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Courier"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“It is important contractors are aware of their own responsibilities if they want to avoid any unwanted disputes with customers.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Copies of the booklet can be found on the NICEIC and ELECSA customer portal or an electronic version can be sent out on request by emailing <span style="color:blue"><a href="mailto:paul.s.collins@certsure.com">paul.s.collins@certsure.com</a> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Courier"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><i><b>Or download it here: </b></i></span></span></span></span></span><a class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c851f85e-3d47-42f6-8ebb-7dca9d68b7ef" href="/sites/default/files/inline-files/17022%20Consumer%20Law%20Leaflet_A5-Sngle%20-%20Web%20Ready%20Version_0.pdf" title="Consumer Law for Electricians Booklet Download">Consumer Law for Electricians Booklet Download</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/consumer-law-electricians" hreflang="en">Consumer Law for Electricians</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:08:06 +0000 gazza 8454 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/consumer-law-electricians#comments Electricians Encouraged to Join the battle to beat dementia https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electricians-encouraged-join-battle-beat-dementia <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Electricians Encouraged to Join the battle to beat dementia</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/11/2017</span> <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"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/latest%20mle%20news_0.png?itok=QEQesLiN" width="750" height="499" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </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>Campaign for contractors to add support and win one year’s free registration</p> <p>NICEIC and ELECSA have launched a campaign to encourage electrical contractors to join the fight against dementia. They are encouraging electrical contractors to give up 15 minutes of their pay this<br /> November to raise money for Alzheimer’s research UK. (ARUK) Every contractor that takes part will be entered into a prize draw to win a year’s free registration with NICEIC or ELECSA worth up to £500.<br /> Electrical contractors have already raised more than £300 in donations but there is still<br /> time to raise more.</p> <p>The campaign will run throughout November and anyone wanting to get involved can do so by <a href="http://support.alzheimersresearchuk.org/event/15Minutes?utm_source=Certsure&amp;amp;utm_medium=email&amp;amp;utm_campaign=8788825_Alzheimer%27s&amp;amp;utm_content=donate&amp;amp;dm_t=0,0,0,0,0">signing up here</a> and registering.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</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> </ul> </div> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:48:35 +0000 gazza 8451 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electricians-encouraged-join-battle-beat-dementia#comments