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%.

Michelle Richmond, director of membership and professional development at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for her services to engineering.

A public consultation on the use of retentions in construction contracts will take place in spring next year. This will be, in advance of any announcement on the matter in the Westminster parliament.

Non-compliant internet sellers will be liable for the WEEE compliance of products they sell online.  That is the position set out in the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, released today.

The UK is on the verge of what is probably the most momentous change to its business climate since it entered the Common Market 40 years ago, and yet the construction sector is struggling to meet historical challenges, let alone those which it will inevitably face post-Brexit.

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is advising contractors and distributors to check their cable choices carefully following the discovery of significant quantities of substandard arctic grade flex this year.

December has, to date, seen a continuation of the problem with suspected substandard arctic grade flex found on a central London installation where the cable caught fire (see images). The ACI is renewing its call for a sample of suspect cable to be sent to it for testing as soon as it is discovered.

Scaling up offshore wind generation could help Wales meet its renewable energy and decarbonisation targets, as well as deliver local economic stimulus, says a new report out now. The report, Future Potential for Offshore Wind in Wales, produced by the Carbon Trust for the Welsh Government, delivers a series of recommendations to policymakers to capitalise on the clean growth potential of offshore wind farms.

NAPIT has maintained its Investor in Customers (IIC) Gold award for a second year, after surveying all their members this month.