Review of the Latest News from Industry Associations

BEAMA and the Selection of Devices for Installation in Assemblies

BEAMA takes safety seriously and warns against the incorrect selection of devices (e.g. RCBOs, MCBs, MCCBs) for installation into assemblies1 (e.g. consumer units, distribution boards, panelboards).  

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NAPIT Says Smart Meter Delay “Could Have Been Avoided”

The start of upgrading 53 million households’ meters to new “smart” energy meters has been delayed from 2014 to 2015, on the request of the six largest energy companies in the UK, who have been charged with the task or carrying out the initiative.

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NAPIT EXPO 2013: A Great Success According to Visitors

This year’s NAPIT EXPO was a great success according to visitors to the show. With some of the highlights this year including expert lead Q & A sessions, an extremely popular discount meter calibration service and a diverse mix of industry leading exhibitors, 97 per cent of respondents to the show survey said they would visit again.

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Counterfeiting: A Real Cause For Concern

Counterfeit trade across the globe is on the increase and it doesn’t only apply to DVD’s, watches and handbags. Pharmaceuticals, car and aircraft parts and yes, even electrical products like cables are counterfeited.

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BEAMA Champions Healthy Living With New Green Deal Indoor Air Quality Guidance

BEAMA has published a guidance document challenging all Green Deal Providers to specify continuous ventilation with insulation packages.

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The Electrical Safety Council Calls for Overhaul of Recall System

Charity proposes unlimited fines for manufacturers who fail to respond adequately, standardised guidelines and improved product registration system.

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DECC Announcement Advances Smart Metering Rollout

BEAMA welcomes the announcement from DECC today and believes that this will facilitate smart metering systems to be installed under the Foundation phase of the programme.  

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NAPIT EXPO 2013: Exciting Exhibitors, Engaging Q&A and FREE entry for all!

The innovative Q&A sessions that proved so popular last year will also make a welcome return, as will NAPIT’s discount meter calibration service, a bargain at just £30 + VAT. With exclusive on-the-day-discounts and great networking opportunities, this will be an industry event that’s not to be missed!

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Applications Invited for Next Stage of Plugged-in Fleets Initiative

Energy Saving Trust (EST) has announced it will be offering 100 organisations in England a free analysis of their fleets to see if and how electric vehicles will work for them. The initiative, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, follows the successful completion of the original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI).

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ESC Patron Raises Part P Concerns in Parliament

The new amendment to Part P, which means a reduction in notifiable work, has just come into effect. Further changes allowing the use of a registered third party to certify such work (as an alternative to using a building control body) will follow later this year.

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