October 14, 2014

17th Edition Wiring Regulations Amendment 3: What’s Changing?

With some major changes coming to the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations from Amendment 3, due to be announced on 1st November,  what will this mean for those of us already in the industry?

Well, until the final details of these changes are announced in


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June 11, 2014

Ticking all the Boxes for Competent Persons

Steve Rae-Jones: “Not everything has to be notified to LABC.”

Back in April, we reported how Steve Rae-Jones had squared up to City & Guilds 2394 exam to bring his qualifications up to date, as a returning trade electrician. That stage marked


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April 1, 2014

Squaring Up To City & Guilds 2394

Steve Rae-Jones: “I have never been one for exams.”

The pass rate for City & Guilds 2394-302 Level 3 Principles, Practices and Legislation for the Initial Verification of Electrical Installations examination, which currently hovers around


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March 13, 2014

No Time for Classroom 17th Edition Training? Go Online!

The coveted 17th Edition 2382-12 Certificate may seem to be out of reach for many busy electricians who cannot find the time to attend formal classroom-based training. Now with the help of an interactive Online 17th Edition Course, this can be taken


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September 7, 2012

Electrical Installation Design: The Kitchen Issue

There have been reports that some kitchen designers have been asking for electrical kitchen appliances to be controlled from a single switching point. These appliances could include the washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, dishwasher and fridge


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February 17, 2012

Hurry, Last Few Places on the 2382-12

As most people are aware, the 17th Edition amendment was published in July last year and came into force from January 2012.

This means that all work carried out from January must comply with the new regulations incorporating amendment one of the 17th


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January 6, 2012

17th Edition, What’s Changed?

From the 1st January 2012 the 17th Edition First Amendment, published in July 2011, came into force.

Those electricians who carry out work that requires conformity to 17th Edition will need to update their skills to ensure they stay within the


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December 16, 2011

17th Edition Amendment 1, Questions Answered

Last week’s blog post “New Year New 17th Edition” sparked an interesting comment from one of our readers Justin Arnold:

“What amazes me is that Section 444 of Amendment 1 wasn’t included earlier. It strikes me as a huge oversight to not have


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November 7, 2011

New Year, New 17th Edition

The year is coming to a close and Christmas is rapidly creeping up on us.

With the New Year brings the enforcement of the new 17th Edition regulations incorporating amendment 1.

With Christmas now less than seven weeks away, now is the time to start


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July 8, 2011

Turn up the Downturn with Training

As the economic downturn continues to make people wary, often training is the first thing people in the electrical industry stop doing.

However, it is possible to argue that an uncertain economy is the best time to undertake training and could end up


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