NICEIC https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/ en Are you NICIEC's next quiz champion? https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/are-you-niciecs-next-quiz-champion <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Are you NICIEC&#039;s next quiz champion? </span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <article class="media media--type-mt-mdt-post-image media--view-mode-default"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image-2 field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/2022-09/technical-quiz.jpg"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/mt_large/public/2022-09/technical-quiz.jpg?itok=z-5sTR9_" width="1350" height="730" alt="Are you NICIEC&#039;s next quiz champion? " typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-mt-large" /> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <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, 07/09/2022</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-subheader field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Are you NICIEC's next quiz champion? Do you have what it takes to take the crown from the current holder Darren Cooke of Stolworthy Electrical Ltd? If so, put your skills to the test by signing up for the NICEIC Amendment 2 quiz on Wednesday September 14th at 8pm.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The event, which will focus on the implementation of Amendment 2 of BS 7671:2018, aims to raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC).  Providing a lifeline to so many the EIC delivers free, confidential and practical support to those working in the electrical contracting industry and their families.</p> <ul><li>NICEIC is throwing down a gauntlet to their 38,000 customers who are invited to battle it out to become the next NICEIC quiz champion</li> <li>All in the name of a good cause the event will raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity</li> <li>Participants are encouraged to make a £1 donation to enter a contribution which NICEIC will match</li> <li>Taking place on <b>September 14<sup>th</sup> at 8pm</b>, the quiz will focus on Amendment 2 of BS 7671:2018 </li> </ul><p>All participants will be asked to make a voluntary donation of £1 to enter an amount which NICEIC will match, with 100% of the funds raised going directly to the EIC.</p> <p>"The last NICEIC quiz was a great success,” said Paul Collins, NICEIC’s Head of Technical Services.</p> <p>"With hundreds in attendance, it was a tight contest which saw Darren Cooke win ultimate bragging rights. This time, we want to combine our contractor's competitive nature with fundraising for a truly worthy cause.</p> <p>"The EIC do so much great work for the men and women of our industry, and we are pleased to be able to help in any way we can."</p> <p>Tessa Ogle, Electrical Industries Charity, Managing Director and CEO added.</p> <p>"We are thrilled to be part of the hunt for NICEIC's next quiz champion and greatly appreciate the support from NICEIC and their contractors. Our work is vitally important and couldn't be done without fundraising initiatives such as this.” </p> <p>To sign up for the quiz please click <a href="https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3885368/FB2F892D82D09603385E9F487658DAD7">here</a> and register your attendance.  To make a donation to the EIC please click <a href="https://electricalcharity.enthuse.com/pf/niceic-3b14a">here</a> and to find out more about the great work undertaken by the EIC please visit <a href="http://www.electricalcharity.org">www.electricalcharity.org</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> </div> Wed, 07 Sep 2022 12:34:22 +0000 gazza 8590 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Latest Information from the NICEIC discussing the PRS legislation in England https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/latest-information-niceic-discussing-prs-legislation-england <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Latest Information from the NICEIC discussing the PRS legislation in England</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <article class="media media--type-mt-mdt-post-image media--view-mode-default"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image-2 field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/2021-11/latest_mle_news_20_0_0_0.png"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/mt_large/public/2021-11/latest_mle_news_20_0_0_0.png?h=31a5731e&amp;itok=Z7_f2-Ex" width="1350" height="730" alt="Latest Information from the NICEIC discussing the PRS legislation in England" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-mt-large" /> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <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, 28/04/2021</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-subheader field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The latest news from NICEIC and ELECSA which discusses the PRS legislation in England, the latest government guidance, and the tools available to support contractors and landlords undertaking Electrical Safety Checks.</p> <p><b>PRS ELECTRICAL CHECKS, EICRs AND THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE - THE FREE TOOLS ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS CAN NOT AFFORD TO IGNORE</b><br />  </p> <ul><li>Calls to NICEIC and ELECSA technical helpline more than double as the 1 April deadline for electrical checks in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in England arrives.</li> <li>Landlords and Electrical Contractors seek advice on the rules and EICR coding.</li> <li>MHCLG* issues updated guidance that urges Electrical Contractors to utilise Electrical Safety First’s Best Practice Guide 4 and WRAG FAQ’s.<br />  </li> </ul><p>Offering the latest industry agreed guidance on coding, these resources are free of charge and can be easily downloaded.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As the final deadline for the new PRS legislation in England came into force on April 1 2021, calls to NICEIC and ELECSA’s technical helpline peaked at over 600 calls a day, a figure which is more than double the daily average seen during the same period last year.  </p> <p>The majority of the call volume came from contractors seeking clarity on the rules relating to EICRs and guidance on appropriate coding. In addition, there was also a significant increase in calls from landlords and letting agents who were again seeking advice on the rules, particularly concerning enforcement during the pandemic.</p> <p><b>Sam Donaghy, NICEIC and ELECSA’s Technical Helpline Manager</b>, said.</p> <p><i>“In the run-up to the deadline for carrying out electrical checks in the PRS, the calls increased significantly. From the conversations myself and my colleagues were having, it was clear, despite the deadline being set in 2020, many landlords had left it to the last minute to comply. A situation which, of course, wasn’t helped by COVID-19.</i></p> <p>“Many of the questions from contractors related to appropriate coding on EICRs which, as we all know, are not always straight forward, while landlords sought guidance on the legislation itself.  In both scenarios, we signposted callers to the NICEIC website. </p> <p><i>“Here we outlined the latest government advice which promotes the use of free materials such as Electrical Safety First’s Best Practice Guide 4 and the Wiring Regulations Advisory Groups (WRAG) FAQ’s.”</i></p> <p>Issued by MHCLG on April 1, the latest Government advice confirmed the planned implementation and timings of the PRS legislation would not change. Recognising the impact of COVID-19, the guidance went on to discuss renting during the pandemic. In this general guidance, MHCLG called for a pragmatic risk-based approach to enforcement during COVID-19.</p> <p>The advice also signposted Electrical Contractors and Landlords to resources relating to undertaking EICRs and correct coding. The two reference points given were Electrical Safety First’s Best Practice Guide 4 and the WRAG FAQs.</p> <p><i>“We welcome MHCLG’s promotion of the Best Practice Guide 4 and WRAG FAQs </i>said <b>Martyn Allen, Electrical Safety First’s Technical Director</b>,</p> <p><i>“Offering industry agreed best practice guidance on EICR coding and the application of BS 7671, these resources have been created to support the industry as collectively we strive to maintain standards, provide consistency for inspectors and installers, and protect the consumer. Free to download and easy to follow, the Guides are available via our website or through the links provided on NICEIC’s PRS page.”  </i></p> <p><i>“If you are an Electrical Contractor undertaking electrical safety checks I urge you to download your free copy today.”</i></p> <p>NICEIC and ELECSA contractors looking for further support on EICR coding can also join the free and exclusive Coding Clinics, which run as part of the brands technical webinar series, the WIRE. The next episode broadcasts live on May 5<sup>th</sup> at 8PM to register please <a href="https://bit.ly/3aKmBff">click here</a> or visit <a href="https://bit.ly/3aKmBff">https://bit.ly/3aKmBff</a>.<i>  </i></p> <p>For more information relating to the PRS legislation and what it means for you and your business please visit <a href="http://www.niceic.com">www.niceic.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-video field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="videos-container clearfix"> <div class="field__item video-item clearfix iframe-popup"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYFYfHN_3nI"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/mt_large/public/video_thumbnails/jYFYfHN_3nI.jpg?itok=Zr0S_2De" width="1350" height="730" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-mt-large" /> </a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/prs-legislation" hreflang="en">PRS legislation</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> </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"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/latest_mle_news_20_0.png"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/latest_mle_news_20_0.png?itok=OFkPeO_r" width="750" height="499" alt="Latest Information from the NICEIC discussing the PRS legislation in England" title="Latest Information from the NICEIC discussing the PRS legislation in England" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The latest news from NICEIC and ELECSA which discusses the PRS legislation in England, the latest government guidance, and the tools available to support contractors and landlords undertaking Electrical Safety Checks.</p> <p><b>PRS ELECTRICAL CHECKS, EICRs AND THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE - THE FREE TOOLS ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS CAN NOT AFFORD TO IGNORE</b><br />  </p> <ul><li>Calls to NICEIC and ELECSA technical helpline more than double as the 1 April deadline for electrical checks in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in England arrives.</li> <li>Landlords and Electrical Contractors seek advice on the rules and EICR coding.</li> <li>MHCLG* issues updated guidance that urges Electrical Contractors to utilise Electrical Safety First’s Best Practice Guide 4 and WRAG FAQ’s.<br />  </li> </ul><p>Offering the latest industry agreed guidance on coding, these resources are free of charge and can be easily downloaded.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As the final deadline for the new PRS legislation in England came into force on April 1 2021, calls to NICEIC and ELECSA’s technical helpline peaked at over 600 calls a day, a figure which is more than double the daily average seen during the same period last year.  </p> <p>The majority of the call volume came from contractors seeking clarity on the rules relating to EICRs and guidance on appropriate coding. In addition, there was also a significant increase in calls from landlords and letting agents who were again seeking advice on the rules, particularly concerning enforcement during the pandemic.</p> <p><b>Sam Donaghy, NICEIC and ELECSA’s Technical Helpline Manager</b>, said.</p> <p><i>“In the run-up to the deadline for carrying out electrical checks in the PRS, the calls increased significantly. From the conversations myself and my colleagues were having, it was clear, despite the deadline being set in 2020, many landlords had left it to the last minute to comply. A situation which, of course, wasn’t helped by COVID-19.</i></p> <p>“Many of the questions from contractors related to appropriate coding on EICRs which, as we all know, are not always straight forward, while landlords sought guidance on the legislation itself.  In both scenarios, we signposted callers to the NICEIC website. </p> <p><i>“Here we outlined the latest government advice which promotes the use of free materials such as Electrical Safety First’s Best Practice Guide 4 and the Wiring Regulations Advisory Groups (WRAG) FAQ’s.”</i></p> <p>Issued by MHCLG on April 1, the latest Government advice confirmed the planned implementation and timings of the PRS legislation would not change. Recognising the impact of COVID-19, the guidance went on to discuss renting during the pandemic. In this general guidance, MHCLG called for a pragmatic risk-based approach to enforcement during COVID-19.</p> <p>The advice also signposted Electrical Contractors and Landlords to resources relating to undertaking EICRs and correct coding. The two reference points given were Electrical Safety First’s Best Practice Guide 4 and the WRAG FAQs.</p> <p><i>“We welcome MHCLG’s promotion of the Best Practice Guide 4 and WRAG FAQs </i>said <b>Martyn Allen, Electrical Safety First’s Technical Director</b>,</p> <p><i>“Offering industry agreed best practice guidance on EICR coding and the application of BS 7671, these resources have been created to support the industry as collectively we strive to maintain standards, provide consistency for inspectors and installers, and protect the consumer. Free to download and easy to follow, the Guides are available via our website or through the links provided on NICEIC’s PRS page.”  </i></p> <p><i>“If you are an Electrical Contractor undertaking electrical safety checks I urge you to download your free copy today.”</i></p> <p>NICEIC and ELECSA contractors looking for further support on EICR coding can also join the free and exclusive Coding Clinics, which run as part of the brands technical webinar series, the WIRE. The next episode broadcasts live on May 5<sup>th</sup> at 8PM to register please <a href="https://bit.ly/3aKmBff">click here</a> or visit <a href="https://bit.ly/3aKmBff">https://bit.ly/3aKmBff</a>.<i>  </i></p> <p>For more information relating to the PRS legislation and what it means for you and your business please visit <a href="http://www.niceic.com">www.niceic.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/news-category/prs-legislation" hreflang="en">PRS legislation</a></div> Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:59:40 +0000 gazza 8575 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say! https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/extensive-changes-electrical-industry-have-your-say <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 22/09/2020</span> <div class="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"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/John-ONeill.jpg"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/John-ONeill.jpg?itok=p7BZ73MY" width="750" height="499" alt="Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say!" title="Extensive changes to the Electrical Industry - Have your say!" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Industry Comment From Niceic And Elecsa - Amendment 2 Draft For Public Comment (Dpc) – Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard</p> <p>“Today marks an important day for the electrotechnical industry as the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) surrounding Amendment 2 of BS 7671: 2018 is released,” said John O’Neill, NICEIC and ELECSA’s Director of Technical Excellence</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“Today marks an important day for the electrotechnical industry as the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) surrounding Amendment 2 of BS 7671: 2018 is released,” said John O’Neill, NICEIC and ELECSA’s Director of Technical Excellence</p> <p>“Providing the first glimpse of the proposed changes to the regulations which are planned to be introduced in March 2022, this document is vitally important in shaping how our industry operates.</p> <p>“Outlining some extensive changes, which, if implemented, could have significant ramifications for all electrical contractors, the DPC provides everyone within the electrotechnical industry with an opportunity to put forward their views, and I urge all to engage and comment.</p> <p>“It is our collective responsibility to ensure we form part of the process when it comes to important introductions such as this. As such, we will be working with NICEIC and ELECSA members in the coming weeks to explore the document in greater detail.”</p> <p>A top-line summary of some of the proposed changes shown within the DPC are listed below:</p> <p>•    The introduction of a new Part 8 – Functional Requirements. This includes Chapter 82: Prosumer’s Low-Voltage Electrical Installations.  <br /> •    Changes to the regulation surrounding AFDDs on circuits less than 32A<br /> •    Removal of the risk assessment method for omitting additional RCD protection on socket outlets<br /> •    Alterations to the model forms situated in appendix 6<br /> •    New cut-off date for complying with the 18th Edition<br />  <br /> •    Alterations surrounding SPD requirements<br /> •    New foundation earthing requirements<br /> •    New protected area requirements (protected escape routes)</p> <p> John O’Neill continued:</p> <p>“While it is important to remember that ultimately the proposed changes have been brought forward to improve safety and provide alignment with both International and European standards, we must ensure implementation is both practical and achievable for contractors.”</p> <p>To view the full DPC, please visit:<br />  <a href="https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2019-02917#/section">https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2019-02917#/section</a>.  </p> <p>Once there you will be prompted to log in – if you do not have a BSi account, you will have the option to register for one for free. Please note this is a requirement for viewing the DPC and providing comment.<br /> The closing date for comment is December 11, 2020 </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/draft-public-comment-bs7671" hreflang="en">Draft for Public Comment BS7671</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/john-oneill-0" hreflang="en">John O&#039;Neill</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/news-category/amendment-2-bs-7671" hreflang="en">Amendment 2 of BS 7671</a></div> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:43:24 +0000 gazza 8559 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/extensive-changes-electrical-industry-have-your-say#comments 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="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"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/Virtual%20Classroom.gif"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Virtual%20Classroom.gif?itok=ElKdGExl" width="750" height="499" alt="Niceic And Elecsa Make Virtual A Reality With Their New Training Offer" title="Niceic And Elecsa Make Virtual A Reality With Their New Training Offer" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <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="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-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/approved-contractor-niceic" hreflang="en">Approved Contractor, NICEIC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic-online-training" hreflang="en">niceic online training</a></div> Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:03:34 +0000 gazza 8556 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-and-elecsa-make-virtual-reality-their-new-training-offer#comments 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="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"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/1200x630_NEW_v2.gif"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/1200x630_NEW_v2.gif?itok=vmSaaDa2" width="750" height="499" alt="Niceic And Elecsa Partner With Eca To Deliver Free Industry Webinar On Furlough Scheme" title="Niceic And Elecsa Partner With Eca To Deliver Free Industry Webinar On Furlough Scheme" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <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="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-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/eca" hreflang="en">eca</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/electricians-webinar" hreflang="en">electricians webinar</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/news-category/coronavirus" hreflang="en">Coronavirus</a></div> Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:55:41 +0000 gazza 8553 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-and-elecsa-partner-eca-deliver-free-industry-webinar-furlough-scheme#comments 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="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"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/Tessa-Ogle.jpg"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Tessa-Ogle.jpg?itok=E_Pibed4" width="750" height="499" alt="Niceic And Elecsa Announce Partnership With Electrical Industries Charity" title="Niceic And Elecsa Announce Partnership With Electrical Industries Charity" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <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="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-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/electrical-industries-charity" hreflang="en">Electrical Industries Charity</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/kevan-parker" hreflang="en">Kevan Parker</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/news-category/electrical-charity" hreflang="en">electrical charity</a></div> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:58:55 +0000 gazza 8552 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/charity-begins-home#comments 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="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"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/200317-F-NW053-003.JPG"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/200317-F-NW053-003.JPG?itok=Nr_d7nWa" width="750" height="499" alt="NICEIC responds to covid-19 pandemic" title="NICEIC responds to covid-19 pandemic" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <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="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-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/coronavirus-0" hreflang="en">Coronavirus</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/news-category/coronavirus" hreflang="en">Coronavirus</a></div> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:02:51 +0000 gazza 8551 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-responds-covid-19-pandemic#comments Applications for The Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition coming in at lightning speed https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/applications-electrical-apprentice-year-competition-coming-lightning-speed <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Applications for The Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition coming in at lightning speed</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, 08/11/2019</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"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="/sites/default/files/2020%20Electrical%20Apprentice%20of%20the%20Year%20Competition%20LOGO.png"></a> </span> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020%20Electrical%20Apprentice%20of%20the%20Year%20Competition%20LOGO.png?itok=vym3zh6G" width="750" height="499" alt="2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Logo" title="2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Join the 350 students who have entered so far and battle it out for top prize! - Stage one will close on Thursday 12 th December 2019 - Fantastic experience says last year’s winner - For more information about the competition, or to complete stage one, visit <a href="http://www.niceic.com/apprentice" rel="nofollow">www.niceic.com/apprentice</a>.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Calling all electrical apprentices – be part of the Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition for a chance of winning fantastic prizes and an industry recognised title.<br /> More than 350 electrical students across the UK have already taken part in the first stage of the competition, an online exam comprising of 40 multiple choices questions, as they bid to be crowned this year’s The Electrical Apprentice of the Year.</p> <p>Darren Staniforth, group senior technical presenter for NICEIC and ELECSA said: “I’m amazed at the response we’ve had to the competition thus far, this is the best start<br /> we’ve had in the history of the competition. But there’s still time for students to have a go and get involved.</p> <p>“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.</p> <p>“Don’t just take our word for it. Last year’s winner, 31-year-old Richard Bradley from Southport, Merseyside said: ‘It was a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend anyone wanting to push themselves further to consider taking part. You’ve got nothing to lose and you never know what will come from it’.</p> <p>“We have some fantastic prizes on offer, including a £2,000 holiday voucher for the overall winner, courtesy of one of our partners, The Scolmore Group. Scolmore also host the grand final at their head office in the Midlands, as well as the awards ceremony and barbecue that takes place at the nearby Belfry Hotel. It’s not just the contestants who get to take home prizes – colleges and employers can also win a host of other prizes by nominating their apprentices or students to take part in the competition so I’m hopeful that it will be another record-breaking year.”</p> <p>The competition, which takes place over three stages, continues its partnership with The Scolmore Group, who provide prizes for all finalists including holiday vouchers, iPads, and tool bags packed with electrical accessories.</p> <p>The Electrical Apprentice website, powered by Voltimum, have also partnered with the competition this year. Marie Parry, group marketing director for The Scolmore Group said:</p> <p>“I am delighted to see that the number of entrants at this stage of the competition has increased by nearly 50% on last year. This shows that the competition continues to gather momentum and is becoming a key event in the industry’s calendar. As a group we are very proactive in targeting the next generation of electricians and the competition is one way for talented and hardworking apprentices to get recognition and help shape their future careers.”</p> <p>Eddie Embleton, Managing Director of Voltimum UK said:</p> <p>““Voltimum are really happy to see the number of applicants this high at such an early start of the competition. As the competition continues to pick up speed, we are excited to see how we can further support and celebrate the next generation of electrical professionals. We launched the website ElectricalApprentice.co.uk to help apprentices through their education and this competition celebrates all the apprentices who want to work at the highest standard.” </p> <p>Stage one will close on Thursday 12th December 2019. The top performing 20% of students from stage one will then progress to the next stage which is a written practical exam. Stage three will see eight finalists take part in a series of practical tests at the Grand Final on Tuesday 2 nd June at The Scolmore Group headquarters in Tamworth.</p> <p>For more information about the competition, or to complete stage one, visit <a href="http://www.niceic.com/apprentice" rel="nofollow">www.niceic.com/apprentice</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/electrical-apprentice-year" hreflang="en">Electrical Apprentice of the Year</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/scolmore-group" hreflang="en">The Scolmore Group</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/darren-staniforth" hreflang="en">Darren Staniforth</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/electricalapprenticecouk" hreflang="en">ElectricalApprentice.co.uk</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/news-category/electrical-apprentice-year-competition" hreflang="en">Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition</a></div> Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:18:16 +0000 gazza 8537 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/applications-electrical-apprentice-year-competition-coming-lightning-speed#comments NICEIC contractor helps out on love your garden https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-contractor-helps-out-love-your-garden <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NICEIC contractor helps out on love your garden</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, 02/09/2019</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 loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Dale%20Montague%20Electrical%20Ltd%20Staff.png?itok=g2KgW_uY" 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="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">An NICEIC registered contractor came to the rescue recently to help out with a couple of projects for the hit TV show Love Your Garden. </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The producers of the show initially needed an electrical contractor to help with a garden revamp for an elderly war veteran in Derbyshire. <p></p></span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Dale Montague Electrical Ltd, based in Chesterfield, answered the call and were only too happy to go out and get the job finished. They made such a good impression they were called back to help out with another project in Nottingham, this time helping a couple coping with a disability.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Managing Director Rebekah Tucker commented: “We get a few emergency calls but this one was a little bit different. It took us a bit by surprise, but when we found out more about what was involved we were only too happy to help out.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Love Your Garden sees a team of experts transform gardens for people in need. It regularly attracts more than 4 million viewers and is the nation’s most watched gardening show.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The team from Dale Montague Electrical LTD were asked to provide power, sockets and lights to a new outbuilding on both builds, whist ensuring the work carried out by the entire team was done so safely and in accordance with the appropriate regulations. The work generally took one to two days to complete.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Managing Director and Head Electrician Dale Montague commented “The job itself was nothing too difficult, but obviously with the camera crew on site there did feel a bit of extra pressure to make sure it was all working ok. Thankfully it did.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">“It was a real fun and interesting couple projects to be part of. It was good to be able to give something back to help out.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Dale Montague Electrical Ltd<span style="color:red"> </span>are <span style="mso-no-proof:yes">NICEIC Approved</span> Contractors based in Chesterfield. They carry out a wide range of electrical services in the domestic, commercial, industrial and electrical vehicle charging sectors around the city and surrounding areas.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The company was set up by Dale and Rebekah four years ago and now employs five people. Dale added: “It was great for a small business like ours to be given this fantastic opportunity.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;&lt;br /&gt;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri">The new series of Love Your garden started on ITV on August 27<sup>th</sup> and runs for 10 episodes.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">NICEIC worked with the producers of the show to provide registered electrical contractors for each project across the UK.<p></p></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"> <div class="field__label">News Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/love-your-garden" hreflang="en">love your garden</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:50:32 +0000 gazza 8515 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-contractor-helps-out-love-your-garden#comments 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"><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, 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 loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/John-ONeill-technical-director-for-NICEIC-and-ELECSA.png?itok=bzUANY9d" 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"> <div class="field__label">News Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/john-oneill" hreflang="en">John O’Neill</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/technical-director" hreflang="en">technical director</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></div> </div> </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 https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/new-technical-director-appointed-niceic-and-elecsa#comments