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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.
This entry was posted in Electrical, Gas, HVAC and Plumbing, Environmental and Solar, Industry News, Open Days and tagged Electrical, installation, Electrical safety, Electrician, NAPIT on January 31, 2014 by Boris.
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.
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.
This entry was posted in Electrical, High Voltage and Industrial, Gas, HVAC and Plumbing, Tools and Accessories, Industry News and tagged Electrical, HSE, safety, lockout/tagout, OSHA, LOTO on January 16, 2014 by Boris.
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.
This entry was posted in Electrical, Environmental and Solar, Industry News, Technology and tagged Landlords, installation, Solar, Green Deal, Electrician, photovoltaic, training, City and Guilds, 17th Edition on January 15, 2014 by Boris.
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.
This entry was posted in Gas, HVAC and Plumbing, Industry News and tagged gas and hvac, gas tester, Carbon Monoxide, condensing boiler, regulations, flue gas, measurement on January 14, 2014 by Boris.
We all know the importance of testing various items and applications. Over time they might become damaged, work less efficiently, or - in the worst case scenario - injure someone who's working around them. Testing stops this process, but in certain environments, extra precautions must be taken when testing is carried out.
Risk assessments are a big part of the new changes in the IET Code of Practice, so let’s take a closer look at what risk assessing actually is.
Megger are constantly developing new ways to improve testing procedures, and they're showing off their latest method of improving transformer testing in a series of seminars around the United Arab Emirates.
The events saw a significant amount of professionals come to hear about the latest innovations in the test equipment field. Attendees heard from Middle East & Africa Regional Manager for Megger Limited Nick Parton as he talked them through the latest products in Megger's line of transformer testers, relay testing and SFRA.
Over 400 fake digital thermometers have been confiscated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The counterfeit thermometers are a risk to children who need medical attention as they produce inaccurate readings when used.