April 22, 2015

Electricians’ Register Tops 100,000 Users

More than 100,000 people have now visited Registered Competent Person Electrical (RCPE), the online search facility and website for competent electricians.
Since its launch in July 2014, the site has logged over a quarter of a million page views,


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Author: Mr Dan
April 1, 2015

NAPIT: ‘Government Ignores Private Sector Electrical Safety’

The government has ignored 75% of respondents consulted on electrical safety checks, according to the NAPIT Trade Association, which has renewed its call for the introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector, following a


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Author: Mr Dan
March 2, 2015

Three Firms prosecuted after Solar Installer’s Fatality

A renewable technology company and two subcontractors were prosecuted at Coventry Crown Court last month for safety failings after a worker was killed when he fell seven metres from a roof while installing solar panels.

Kevin Brookes, 35, suffered


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February 20, 2015

NAPIT endorses E-petition on Retention Trust Accounts

Dennis Flower, H&V News: “Companies reporting the loss of retention funds.”

NAPIT is supporting the ‘Time for Change’ cross-industry campaign, which aims to gain 100,000 signatures on an e-petition seeking to drive a Parliamentary debate on


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Author: Mr Dan
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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April 23, 2014

Solar Panel Installer Breaks Back in 6m Fall

Accredited solar installer training includes safe working awareness 

A solar panel installation firm and its technical director have been prosecuted after an employee broke his back when he fell six metres through the roof light of a barn in


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April 10, 2014

Electrical Safety First voices ‘Grave Concerns’ over Third Party Inspection Scheme

A way for DIYers to have their work checked and certified?

Just over a year ago, we posted a blog entry at Tester.co.uk about the Surge In Brits Carrying Out DIY Electrical Work according to survey carried out by the Electrical Safety Council


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March 21, 2014

Budget Boost to Apprenticeship Standard

George Osborne MP: “£85 million in both 2014-15 and 2015-16 for over 100,000 grants to employers.”

A proposed new electrotechnical apprenticeship standard led by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which has recently received


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May 24, 2013

Part P Concerns In Parliament

The amendment to Part P came into effect in April and saw changes in the form of a reduction in the amount of work deemed to be notifiable and a new allowance for the ability to use registered third parties to certify notifiable work instead of contacting


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May 20, 2013

Difficult Times, Not So Much

ECA Chief Executive Steve Bratt, has commented on recent figures released by the Construction Product Association, which predicted that the construction industry upturn would take 12 months to happen.

Steve Bratt says that in the meantime the


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