Industry News

  1. Product Recalls emphasise the Importance of Testing

    In May last year, we reported how the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) was pushing for harsher penalties on companies who do not reinforce electrical product recall policies. After carrying out research into recalled products the ESC found that typically only 10-20 percent of recalled electrical goods are actually ever returned. Continue reading →
  2. SWIGA recognises NAPIT for Solid Wall Insulation

    With a hat-trick of announcements from NAPIT, the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA) has now recognised the competence body for its quality and surveillance framework. Continue reading →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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 →
  8. Are You Intrinsically Safe?

    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. Continue reading →
  9. Understanding Risk Assessments and Test Frequencies

    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. Continue reading →
  10. Spot The Fraudsters!

    We're going to play a little game. Can you....spot the fraud? Continue reading →

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