Reporting on the condition of a domestic electrical installation

From Voltimum https://www.voltimum.co.uk/articles/reporting-condition-domestic NICEIC receives a consistent number of enquiries regarding periodic inspection and testing of domestic electrical installations, so in this article some of the key aspects of the Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report are discussed. The extent and limitations of the inspection and testing For the benefit of both the client and the contractor…

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Students “led up garden path” as just eight per cent advised to seek apprenticeships

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/students-led-up-garden-path-11041880 tudents are being “led up the garden path” with only eight per cent being advised to seek apprenticeships when they leave school. A YouGov poll has found less than one in 12 students aged 15 to 18 are being advised to seek a work-based apprenticeship. While 85 per cent of students are encouraged to go into further…

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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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