Review of the Latest News from Industry Associations

Improved PAS 91 Will Fly The Flag For Safety Says ECA

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) says the revisions to PAS 91 set a new standard for pre-qualification and site safety. The new document, published on 8 April, aims to cut down bureaucracy associated with pre-qualification, cutting costs for contractors without compromising on safety.

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ElectricSafe Receives Positive Feedback At The National Home Building & Renovating Show

The ElectricSafe Register exhibited at the UK’s biggest self - build and renovating event, the National Home Building and Renovating Show on 21-24 March 2013.

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Why Not Make the Green Deal Work for You?

Little over a month after its launch in January, the Green Deal saw encouraging levels of early uptake. According to Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey, 1,803 Green Deal assessments have already been carried out and £26.9m of ECO (Energy Company Obligation) contracts have been signed, demonstrating genuine interest from consumers across Great Britain.

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BEAMA Seeks Certainty After RHI Delayed Again

Following DECC’s announcement of further delays to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, BEAMA has called on Greg Barker, Minister for Climate Change, to urgently provide certainty to potential renewable heat customers.

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ACI Reveals Homebase Continues to Sell Defective Cable

Almost three years since its recall, the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has revealed that defective Atlas Kablo cable has been once again found on sale in a Homebase store.

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ESC Industry Summit Strikes the Right Note

The Electrical Safety Council’s (ESC) Industry Summit, which recently took place in Westminster, brought together a range of key stakeholders to discuss consumer safety and the changing landscape of the electrical industry.

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BEAMA Best Practice Guide to Cable Ladder and Cable Tray Systems

BEAMA cable tray guideThis publication is intended as a practical guide for the proper and safe* installation of cable ladder systems, cable tray systems, channel support systems and associated supports.

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NAPIT Expresses Enthusiasm Over Green Deal Launch

The much discussed “Green Deal” initiative was launched on Monday 28th January, designed to save householders and businesses money on their energy bills and improve their energy efficiency.

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NAPIT Responds to Important Changes to Part P of the Building Regulations

Important changes have recently been announced to Part P, the section of the Building Regulations for England and Wales which deals with domestic electrical safety.

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Property Surveyors Association Claims Disarray in Energy Assessment Market

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has today called upon the Government to carry out an urgent investigation into the excessively high numbers of accredited and suspended Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) in the market place.

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