January 2014

  1. Minister for Communities Visits NAPIT Bristol Training Centre

    Minister for Communities and local Bristol West MP Stephen Williams visited the NAPIT Training Centre in Bristol in January 2014 to gain an insight into the life of an electrician and the training that aspiring electricians and sustainable technology installers need to get qualified. Continue reading →
  2. NAPIT and Certsure agree on Unified Register of UK Electricians

    Almost a year ago, we referred in this blog to the confusion created in the industry by having two separate registers for electricians. NAPIT and Certsure, which operates the ELESCA and NICEIC brands, have now agreed to create one easily identifiable mark for all full scope Part P registered electricians that is easily recognisable by consumers and supported by a single register. Continue reading →
  3. Insulated Tools Save Lives

    Each year about 1000 accidents at work involving electric shocks or burns are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Around 30 of these are fatal, most of them arising from contact with overhead or underground power cables. Continue reading →
  4. Safety Lockout Awareness Saves Hefty Fines

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) abounds in cases of injury, and in some case death, to workers as a result of negligence on the part of employers to ensure adequate safety. Only as recently as November 2013, the HSE fined an employer after an electrician suffered burns to his face, hands and arms while carrying out live electrical testing in December 2010. Continue reading →
  5. From PE Teacher to £54,000 a Year Solar Installer

    PASS is helping hundreds of trainees throughout the UK to qualify for electrical careers, some of whom include career switchers and people who are reluctant to face uncertain career prospects after completing a university degree. Continue reading →
  6. April 2014 Deadline Looms for Flue Gas Measurement

    Many gas fitters and boiler engineers in the UK may be unaware of new mandatory regulations which will come into effect from April 2014 to measure and record the carbon monoxide (CO) level in the flue gas when a condensing boiler is commissioned. Continue reading →
  7. IR Thermometers Vs Thermal Cameras

    Thousands of applications require the use of temperature - and the maintenance of temperature - in order to work correctly. But which of the most common forms of measurement tool is better for quantifying temperature levels? Continue reading →
  8. Is Power Analysis in Your Future?

    All electrical systems have a defining factor known as power quality. At the peak of its operation, a newly manufactured machine should have a high level of power quality, ensuring that it works correctly at all times. Continue reading →
  9. Clamp Meters - The Flexibility to Test

    Ever struggled to clamp around a conductor and carry out testing procedures? There's an answer! Continue reading →
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