Features

Drawing on her own personal experience, Jess Costanzo, specification sales manager at Simmtronic, discusses the gender disparity within the industry, highlighting where the UK is falling short, the unsung opportunities available to young people and what we can do to not only encourage more women to get involved, but how we can help create a more female-friendly sector.

When it comes to testing the safety of roadside EV chargers, not all products are created equal. Here, Mark Johnson of Metrel UK Ltd compares test equipment from a selection of major manufacturers.

Seth Townsley, energy marketing manager at Schneider Electric, highlights what’s needed in order to ready our electrical infrastructure for the rise of electric vehicles.

Fukushima is planning to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, almost nine years after it became the scene of one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents. The prefecture in north-east Japan will forever be associated with the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011.  

Paul Jones, director, UK and Ireland at BEG Lighting Controls, discusses how flexible lighting controls can transform public buildings into super-efficient, multi-use spaces.

With revisions to the standard for domestic fire detection introduced last year, Neil Baldwin, managing director at ESP, takes a look at the key updates that contractors need to be aware of, to ensure that they are fully compliant when installing fire alarm systems. 

Lloyd Bonson, director and senior consultant at ECV Consulting Ltd, explores the barriers preventing EV adoption.

Even though most of us will struggle with mental health issues at some point in our lives, when it comes to getting the help we need, it can be difficult to know where to start. For thousands of people, this disparity is the difference between life and death, with suicide rates among men in particular the highest they’ve ever been. Here, the Electrical Industries Charity give us some invaluable tips on starting the conversation.

Negative reviews, we’ve all had them in one form or another, but negative reviews from customers online can have a catastrophic impact on sales. In this article Jean-Pierre Rosserot, technical director at SGS, explains how performance testing could help shield manufacturers from negative customer reviews.

ECA’s director of technical Mike Smith and director of employment and skills Andrew Eldred, highlight the continued fire risk due to under-qualified installers in response to this summer’s ‘Raising the Bar’ consultation, which followed the tragic Grenfell Tower fire of 2017. 

Matt Evans, product engineer at Future Facilities, explains why thermal management is essential to the future success of electric cars.