George Maynard from Leicester has been crowned the 2017 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year.

The 25-year-old was one of eight competitors to reach the Grand Final, which took part at the headquarters of competition sponsor Scolmore Group in Tamworth on 6 June. 

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is inviting electrical contractors to expand on their building controls knowledge with the second in a suite of six courses to be offered as part of the BCIA training programme. 

The electrical contracting industry has continued its excellent safety record with a further improvement in the reportable accident rate, contributing to a remarkable trend of continual improvement over the last 15 years. 

The search to find the next NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year is down to the final eight.

Regular media reports of exploding mobiles or e-cigarettes – even the near-miss of a drone with a passenger plane – are becoming commonplace. Electrical Safety First’s recent industry seminar, on risk mitigation of lithium batteries and drones, was fully booked and enthusiastically received.

Power usage effectiveness (PUE) has become an industry-accepted energy efficiency metric for data centres. It requires accurate measurements to be taken of the power consumed by IT equipment and separately from the overall power consumption of the entire facility. Wendy Torell, a senior research analyst at Schneider Electric’s Data Center Science Centre, explains

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