Two years on since it first launched, more than 41,000 businesses are now listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical website.

New speakers have been announced for the Building Services Summit 2016 which has been launched by three leading industry services trade associations. The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Electrical Contractors Association (ECA).

On 23 June, 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. The two years' notice period required by the Treaty of Lisbon, for the government to implement this decision, means an actual exit date is very unlikely to be before June 2018.

There has been lots of discussion about how this vote will impact on the UK economy in general but what are the likely implications prior and post exit in relation to the UK energy and environmental policy? And more importantly, how will they affect you in your role as a facility manager?

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce it is now accepting applications for the Virgin Money London Marathon, which takes place on 23 April 2017. Register today and secure your place in one of the largest fundraising events on the planet. Hurry applications are closing soon.

Molex has announced six partners have joined the new Transcend Alliance, a consortium of companies working together to expand and promote the use of network connected lighting in commercial buildings by developing and implementing new systems and protocols.

Although older people in Scotland aged 60-plus make up 18% of the population, they account for 37% of the casualties and fatalities involving electricity. And with the vast majority of fires in Scottish homes caused by electricity – and the country’s ageing population – it’s a problem that needs to be urgently addressed.

Following on from the success of last year’s roadshow, Napit’s recent announcement Expo will once again be touring England and Wales has been met with excitement in the industry. Now heading to ten locations from September to December, they are set to bring even more technical knowhow to as many installers as possible.

The practical implications of bringing cables within the Construction Products Regulation (EU 305/2011), came into effect on 10 June 2016. This date, known as the Date of Applicability (DoA), was confirmed via listing in the OJEU (ref 2016/C 209/03) a).

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