Review of the Latest News from Industry Associations

SELECT Honours Scotland's Electrical Industry at Major Awards Ceremony

Scotland's electrical trade has earned and maintained a reputation for quality, craftsmanship and excellence and it was rousingly recognised last night (October 5) at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by SELECT, the authoritative trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland.

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SELECT Nominees Are In For The 2012 Electrical Industry Awards

The cream of Scotland's electrical trade is preparing to gather again this autumn for a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by SELECT, the authoritative trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland.

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NAPIT Step up Lobbying Efforts during Electrical Fire Safety Week

NAPIT have recently stepped up lobbying efforts during Electrical Fire Safety week, visiting the Liberal Democrats’ 2012 Autumn Conference – held in Brighton between 22 and 26 September.

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NAPIT Release Dates for New Green Deal Advisor Course

Following approval to offer membership under the Green Deal, NAPIT have released dates for a new training course, the Green Deal Advisor course (GDA), available at training centres across the UK from September 2012.

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Major Initiative to Reduce Frequency and Costs of Service Strikes

In a quest to reduce strikes on underground services, the Highway Electrical Association’s Safety and Training Committees have agreed to initiate a major initiative through the Highway Electrical Sector Academy (HESA).

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ESC at the centre of Part P debate

Last week the issue of electrical safety in the home was the topic of a Westminster Hall debate on Gas and Electrical Building Regulations, following the DCLG report that came out in March and the government’s response to it early in the summer.

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NAPIT Provide Certification Service in Partnership with FMB

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is launching FMB Certification, a registration and certification service, delivered to its members via a new agreement with the NAPIT Group Limited.

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NICEIC Give Reassurance Over Part P

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and NICEIC welcomed the Government’s response last week to a Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee report published on 30 March, but warn there is little provision to reward competent contractors.

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New Green Deal Training Courses Coming Soon

This month NAPIT are in the final stages of developing two new courses, the Domestic Energy Assessors course (DEA) and the Green Deal Advisor course (GDA). These courses will be specifically designed to support the implementation of the Green Deal, the Governments eagerly anticipated flagship policy to tackle climate change.

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ECA Skills Ambassador wins inaugural First Women Award

Diane Johnson, Skills Ambassador for the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), has become the first ever winner of Real Business and the CBI’s First Women Award for the Built Environment.

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