• Rogue spark narrowly avoids jail for misuse of Elecsa logo

    An electrician narrowly avoided jail after falsely claiming to be registered with Elecsa.

    Steven Mitchell who traded as CCC Electrical was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on 17 April 2015 to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years.

  • Thousands of jobs at risk over proposed slash to Feed in Tariff

    NICEIC and ELECSA fear thousands of jobs could be at risk following government plans to slash the Feed in Tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV by up to 87%.

    The cuts, due to be implemented in January 2016, would see FiT payments for new solar panels drop to less than 2p per unit of electricity. This means homeowners would receive up to, on average, £190 less in subsidy payments annually, compared to current FiT rates.

  • NICEIC and Elecsa launch Apprentice of the Year contest

    NICEIC and Elecsa have announced the launch of their Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition.

    The competition, which will recognise the talents of the brightest electrical students in the UK, is open to all level 3 students.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Rogue trader jailed following investigation

    A man has been jailed for carrying out dangerous work while posing as a registered electrician.

  • The Wire  

    NICEIC and ELECSA are offering registered contractors technical information and business advice via free online webinars dubbed ‘The Wire’.

  • Apprentice competition heats up

    After more than a month of marking and deliberation from the judges, the second stage of this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year Competition is now under way.