Demand for smart meter training is heating up as firms race to meet the new smart metering equipment technical specification 2 (SMETS 2), that comes into force this month.

The government has called on energy companies to replace all old-style gas and electricity meters with smart meters.

Chris Bielby MBE, chair of the Electrical Safety Roundtable, has looked at  the progress being made on monitoring and enforcing Part P of the Building Regulations, and asks what more could be done.

Over three in four engineering services organisations (77%) say turnover increased or remained steady in Q2 2018, despite rising material and labour costs.

These are the findings of the latest BESA/ECA/SELECT/SNIPEF quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore.

Despite the shocking tragedy of the Grenfell fire in London last summer, an online poll has revealed 50% of tradespeople don’t feel confident in advising customers on fire door safety.

Even with extensive media coverage about the dangers of inadequate fire protection in offices and homes since the disaster, less than 20% of tradespeople polled have seen an increase in demand for fire safety products or parts such as replacement intumescent strips for fire doors.

Napit made its debut at this year’s PLASA Show which took place between the 16-18 September 2018 to promote its BS 7909 Competency Scheme and City & Guilds Accredited training programme.

BSRIA North has announced the appointment of Anthony Collier as its new technical operations manager, in a newly-created role. 

Collier is well experienced in UKAS Laboratory, Calibration and Quality Management, with 14 years of experience mainly in a materials testing environment for the civil engineering highways sector.

Jack Teasdale of Opus Building Services Ltd has won the prestigious 2018 ECA Edmundson Award.

NICEIC has launched a second TV commercial promoting the use of registered electricians.

Kids Questions features NICEIC’s senior technical presenter Darren Staniforth giving a talk about electricity to a group of schoolchildren.

From Margate to Corfu? In a W-reg Peugeot 406 estate? Why, I hear you ask? For the Teenage Cancer Trust, that’s why. This year Heatload and ARC:MC have joined forces to Dumball it across Europe for this amazing charitable cause.

Rexel has launched its brand new webshop, making purchasing online easier for all customers – with same day delivery available in some areas.

Comelit Group is making its debut in partnership with Traders Warehouse at ElexShow 2018 in Coventry, to introduce its new fire solutions and latest in smart security door entry systems.

Playfords Limited have been awarded the contract for the mechanical and electrical elements associated with the refurbishment and alterations to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.