• Success builds for Select

    Another year of successful awareness raising, outreach and training initiatives was recorded at the AGM of Select, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland.

    Select, a Scottish campaigning training body, has seen continued success in the last year at its AGM. Kevin Griffin was re-elected as president of Select and Kenny Duncan was re-elected as vice president at the meeting and Technical Update, held in Inverkeithing, Fife.

  • Cinematic success for 18th Edition

    NICEIC and Elecsa’s live cinema event last week saw a broadcast on the new 18th Edition wiring regulations, beamed via satellite to 40 cinema screens simultaneously. 

    The 18th Edition seminar was broadcast from the Faraday Theatre, at The Royal Institution. Hosted by Darren Staniforth and Alan Wells, the talk focused on the changes included in the new regulations and what it will mean for electricians in their day-to-day work.

  • Full steam ahead

    Electricians can keep up to speed with the 18th Edition Wiring Regs, with a new online course provided by the IET.

    The course is suitable for those needing working knowledge of BS 7671, including electrical installers, designers, specifiers and those working in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment, and will prepare electricians for the City & Guilds 2382:18 exam.

  • ECS registered electricians reach 10,000 milestone

    Over 10,000 ECS cardholders have signed up to become ECS Registered Electricians since the initiative was launched last October. 

    The JIB established ECS Registered Electrician status to recognise those who are not only working at the industry-recognised Level 3 status, but also have the current edition of the Wiring Regulations. 

  • Industry guidance on 18th Edition

    Select, a campaigning body for the electro-technical trade in Scotland, has been updating its members on key points from the newly launched 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.

  • A step in the right direction

    Over 25% of all fires in Europe each year are caused by an electrical defect, according to the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection. Despite huge advances in safety measures such as smoke detectors, these accidents still result in 4,000 deaths, 70,000 hospital admissions and property damage rising as high as €126bn.

  • Launch of electrical training for business division

    This summer the Trade Skills 4U group launches its new corporate division, Trade Skills Business, offering electrical training programmes for business.

    The new division will focus on delivering quality practical and theoretical electrical training solutions to commercial businesses wanting a more bespoke service tailored to individual needs.

  • ECA: Two’s a company 

    A double recruitment for the ECA has enhanced the company's technical service and representation for members.

  • Contractors undertake training in variety of ways

    More than 1 000 contractors have now taken and passed their 18th Edition training with NICEIC and ELECSA.

    The 18th Edition launched in July this year with electrical contractors given a six-month transition period to get up to speed with the changes.

  • Contractors head North for the latest on the 18th Edition

    More than 450 electricians attended Aintree racecourse in Liverpool recently for NICEIC and ELECSA’s Live North event.

    With just over one month to go until the launch of the 18th Edition contractors were able to access a variety of technical talks from some of the nation’s leading electrical experts.

  • Regional shows attract record number of contractors ahead of 18th Edition introduction

    NICEIC and ELECSA’s latest Tech Talk series has attracted record crowds as contractors prepare for the upcoming introduction of the 18th Edition.

    More than 3,000 contractors have now booked to attend one of the 23 regional shows.

  • BS7671 – IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition

    In July 2018, the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) was published. While it does not come into force until January 2019, there is already plenty of speculation as to what exactly the new regulations mean, leading to many varied and confusing interpretations about supporting wiring systems.