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The latest JIB Survey of Accidents at Work has shown that the 2017 accident incidence rate (AIR) for RIDDOR-reportable accidents is less than 10% of what it was in 2001. This highly impressive statistic highlights the continuing commitment from electrical contractors to reduce accidents in the workplace, following the JIB, ECA and Unite the Union’s major industry-wide ‘ZAP’ safety initiative which launched 17 years ago.

Electrical engineer Malcolm Crofts of DH Crofts Ltd has become ECA President. He has held a variety of roles at the company, becoming managing director in 2000.

Philips Lighting has been renamed Signify N.V. following the amendment of the company’s articles of association. “The choice of our new company name originates from the way light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of the new company.“It is a clear expression of our strategic vision and purpose to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.”

Until 30th June 2018, Beha-Amprobe® is offering a complete set of Light Check Adapters free to purchasers of a ProInstall-75-UK Multifunction Installation Tester. They are available together as a Proinstall-UK Kit (Order No: 4980688) for fast, easy testing.

With advanced features, the ProInstall-75 is the perfect installation testing tool for verifying the safety of electrical installations in domestic, commercial, and industrial applications. The five Light-Check Adapters offer safe testing of all standard light points. More information, and where to buy the kits, can be found at www.beha-amprobe.com.

The Beha-Amprobe ProInstall-75 Multifunction Installation Tester ensures that fixed wiring is correctly installed and compliant with IEC 60364, HD 384 requirements and all relevant local standards including BS7671 17th Edition wiring regulations. It is efficient to use as it allows the user to measure loop impedance without tripping RCDs, eliminating the need to bypass them. Slim reach probes allow the user to keep their eyes on the panel while probing hard-to-reach areas. With easy-to-operate controls, a large display with a wide viewing angle, padded neck strap, and a compact, lightweight, ergonomic design, the tester is comfortable to use for all day testing.

The Beha-Amprobe ProInstall-75-UK features a dual display providing simultaneous readout of mains voltage and frequency. It offers advanced loop testing which prevents RCDs from tripping, and a fast high-current loop test for circuits with no RCDs. There is a PASS/FAIL indication for RCD test results, and a variable RCD current mode for customised settings. It also provides an indication of phase sequence.

The ProInstall-75-UK is designed to measure AC voltage, insulation resistance, and loop and line impedance, and carry out PEFC/PSC testing and continuity testing. Voltage measurement can be selected quickly and easily between L-N, L-PE and N-PE. A Zero Adapter ensures easy, reliable and accurate test lead compensation, while an auto-null feature subtracts lead resistance from measurements, storing it in memory even after powering down.

With CAT III 500V / CAT IV 300V safety ratings, the ProInstall-75-UK auto discharge feature also protects the user by allowing fast and safe discharges of electrical energy in capacitive circuits. Live circuit detection checks and inhibits a test if that circuit is live.

The Beha-Amprobe Light Check Adapters can be used in conjunction with a wide variety of test equipment that uses test leads terminating in 4mm safety connectors. The adapters enable a range of tests to be conducted on light-fitting terminals and ensure a good, reliable and safe contact, eliminating the need to hold test probes in place.

The adapters enable ease-of-use with single-handed operation and ensure low contact resistance. Maintenance free, they feature small robust housings with an additional finger guard safety barrier. The Light-Check adapters are ideal for use with installation testers, insulation testers, wire tracers and for voltage measurement and monitoring in power quality studies.

For more information on the Beha-Amprobe ProInstall-UK Kits, and about other Beha-Amprobe test and measurement products, or to download a catalogue, visit the website at www.beha-amprobe.com

The AOne app is a smart home and light commercial platform which enables full control of lighting spaces including dimming, scene and scheduling functions via handheld devices or remote controllers from a mobile phone anywhere in the world. Suitable for multiple applications, it can be easily commissioned and is specifically designed and produced for the trade channel.

The aRise-26 is the only commercial bollard with variable throw distances, orientations, luminous flux, correlated color temperature, and control options. The eased square design ensures it fits within many styles of architecture.

Described by BSI as “a new benchmark in cable compliance” the BSI Kitemark for Cable Batch Verification is a new programme regulated and under the rigorous surveillance of the British Standards Institute.

Bender UK is penetrating the electric vehicle (EV) market further, with the addition of the Chargespot Berlin - a new and innovative smart commercial electric vehicle charge station.

The ENA recommendations for G59 give the required settings for generators to connect to the Grid, witnessed on-site by the Distribution Network Operator (DNO).

Building Tech Live is an annual trade show in the UK, showcasing the very latest technological advancements in IoT, Li-fi, Automation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, BIM and much more within four key areas:

  • 09 October 2018 - 11 October 2018
  • NEC, Birmingham

24 May 2018, The Dorchester, London

  • 24 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
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  • 24 May 2018

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