With the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations introduced earlier this month, Bureau Veritas is urging the industry to lead the way in best practice by not only ensuring compliance with mandatory requirements, but also the non-compulsory recommendations suggested in the new standard.

Global workwear brand Dickies has partnered with City of Bristol College to support students and apprentices who are preparing for a career in a range of vocational and technical trades and professions.

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) launched the Pensioner Support Programme (PSP) to provide a safety net to those who are faced with numerous hurdles and are in need of that little extra support during their retirement and is encouraging everyone within the industry to show their support too. 

With the introduction of the 18th Edition the decision-making process for inclusion of overvoltage protection in electrical installations has changed. Here, Dave Enefer, devices product manager at Crabtree, looks at the latest requirements for overvoltage protection.

Lighting control specialist Lutron has announced its support for the European Commission’s Level(s) Initiative. 

Recently, assistant chief fire and rescue officer Alan Walmsley was quoted saying “25% of accidental fires were caused by electrical equipment and supply”. He advised not to overload sockets and not to leave dishwashers and washing machines running overnight or unattended.

Around 800 exhibitors from across the UK, continental Europe and beyond converge on Farnborough for the UK's biggest annual engineering show, giving you an opportunity to meet an incredible selection of top international manufacturers in an easily-accessible UK venue with free entry and free on-site parking.

Paul Collins, (pictured) technical and training manager at Hager on the implementation of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations commented this week

EUDP - The Danish Government Scheme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program - has awarded financial support to the CORTIR project proposed by a partnership of 21 industry companies and 2 universities headed up by Bladena ApS. The total budget for the project is 28.8 million DKK (3.9 million Euro) and the EUDP support is 51%.