Industry News

  1. The Gas Safe Workspace App Has Landed - How Will It Help You?

    Gas Safe recently launched the Workspace app for Gas Safe registered engineers to manage customer details, scheduling, appointments and use gas calculation tools. Continue reading →
  2. Get Girls Plumbing Campaign gets Underway

    Many people in the electrical industry have heard of the successful and ongoing campaign to get more women into the industry titled ‘Jobs for the Girls’. However, WaterSafe has now created a similar campaign for the plumbing industry called ‘Get Girls Plumbing’. Continue reading →
  3. ECA Seeks Clarifications for Amendment 3 of Wiring Regulations

    PASS Ltd, the independent test equipment expert, is backing calls by the Electrical Contractors' Association for clarification on issues raised by the publication of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. Continue reading →
  4. Electrical Safety First pushes for Five-Yearly Safety Checks

    Electrical Safety First is asking stakeholders to support its position on the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Continue reading →
  5. New BS Voltage Tester Standard bans Fuses

    The British Standard relating to two-pole voltage indicators, BS EN61243-3 was revised in 2010 and came into force in May 2013. Now all voltage indicators on the British and European markets should comply with the latest version of the standard, which precludes the use of a fuse. Continue reading →
  6. Electrical Safety Council rebrands as Electrical Safety First with David Walliams

    The Electrical Safety Council has rebranded as Electrical Safety First and in a blaze of publicity, comedian David Walliams is to voice new Charley Says films. Through a series of new adventures and near misses Charley the cat and his hapless young owner will teach the need for electrical safety in the home by highlighting what not to do. Continue reading →
  7. Beds-in-Sheds Thermal Camera reveals 5 Harrow Cannabis Farms

    News broke yesterday about five cannabis farms having been spotted in Harrow, home to one of England's poshest 'public' schools, where there appears to have been rampant profiteering by unscrupulous landlords in their thousands throughout the country renting out sheds with beds at up to £10,000 a year to migrant workers. Continue reading →
  8. ESC tackles need for improved traceability in product recalls

    Product recalls is a subject we regularly visit on this blog. A recent Electrical Safety Council (ESC) round table attracted a host of senior figures from the electrical product supply chain, to discuss issues around traceability and product recall. The event – a follow up to the ESC’s Product Safety Conference, which took place last year - was attended by representatives from Bosch, Beko, Kenwood, Dixons, AMDEA, Retra and BEAMA; as well as key figures from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, ANEC (the European voice on standards), the British Standards Institute and Trading Standards. Continue reading →
  9. Pat Man pats PASS on the Back

    Newly-acquired PAT contractor Pat Man UK has given a thumbs up to PASS Ltd, the independent test equipment expert, for the quality of its advice when upgrading to the latest test equipment. Continue reading →
  10. Give your Thermal Imaging some Va Va Voom!

    So you have thermal imaging camera, but did you know that if you splash out upwards of £60,000 on a Mercedes Benz S-Class you get one thrown in? OK, so it might not be much use if you want to inspect an electrical power distribution switchboard or if you want to measure the heat of pipework and header tanks in a process environment, but it will make a great impression when you visit customers. Continue reading →

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