ECS to embrace the 18th Edition

Source: http://www.voltimum.co.uk/articles/ecs-embrace-18th-edition Plans are underway to incorporate the forthcoming 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations into the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to allow ECS cardholders to demonstrate their continuing professional development. The JIB National Board, which comprises representatives of the Electrical Contractors’ Association and Unite the Union, supported the…

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A Step Towards Electrical Safety in the PRS

Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses NAPIT’s new Electrical Installation Safety Record Summary (EISRS) document and how it can help NAPIT inspectors and their customers. NAPIT Trade Association Chairman Frank Bertie With the Government facing increasing pressure to improve electrical safety in the Private Rented Sector, there is an expectation that EICRs…

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£250,000 fine after worker is electrocuted

Two construction companies have ben fined more than £250,000 after a worker was electrocuted, suffering severe injuries. BAM Construction and Shoreland Projects were fined after Mark Bradley suffered multiple life-changing injuries, including severe burns to his neck. Winchester Crown Court heard how BAM Construction had been appointed by Network Rail to construct a new railway…

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ECA backs Parliamentary apprenticeships report

A new parliamentary committee report on skills, which urges the Government to ‘prioritise’ getting young people to take up apprenticeships in industry sectors with skills shortages, such as electrotechnical, has been backed by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). According to a recent ECA survey, almost half of electrotechnical businesses (47 per cent) expect to face…

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£4m expansion programme begins at Advanced Engineering Centre

Work has begun on a £4 million extension at City of Bristol College’s Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) in Parkway. Funded by the West of England LEP, the state-of-the-art new building is expected to open this autumn and will provide workshops, laboratories, computer aided simulation rigs and testing/diagnostic equipment, giving students and apprentices access to the latest…

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Power Players 2017

Power Players is a new initiative which aims to identify and promote some of the leading professionals across the building services engineering sector, by providing a platform to showcase innovation, excellence and success. Power Players is being run in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the ECA, alongside partners All Things Media and the Electrical…

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