Review of the Latest News from Industry Associations

NICEIC chosen to Provide Green Deal certification

NICEIC has been successful in its application to provide certification services for the Government’s Green Deal initiative. It can now offer certification to any business wishing to become a Green Deal installer.

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NICEIC logo in new TV show

starlings vanEagle eyed electricians will have spotted a familiar sign when new comedy /drama series Starlings opened on Sky 1 last Sunday – the NICEIC logo.

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New Asbestos Regs will Increase Costs to Contractors Says ECA

New asbestos legislation will undoubtedly lead to extra costs for many employers in the electrical contracting industry, says Paul Reeve, Head of Health & Safety and Environment at the ECA.

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ESC LAUNCHES FREE SAFE ISOLATION IPHONE APP

A ‘Safe Isolation’ app was this week unveiled by leading safety charity the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), aiming to tackle the dangerous practice of working on live electrical systems.

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KNX International Association Awards Announced

At the world’s largest trade fair for intelligent buildings - light+building 2012, Frankfurt, Germany - the KNX Awards were presented for internationally outstanding home and building control projects based on the KNX standard.

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BAPAT Welcomes Guidance on Maintaining Portable Electric Equipment in Low-risk Environments

Following the release by the Health and Safety Executive guidance document,  Maintaining portable electric equipment in low risk environments, on the 2nd May, the Association for Professional Appliance Testing welcome the issue of this new guidance document for the end users of electrical equipment.

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KNX Specified for Super Yacht Luxury and Security

KNX UK Association member KNX Consultants has opened up a new world to KNX intelligent building technology with entry into the market of super yachts.  On the new Pegaso 73.6 metre super motor yacht, KNX bus technology has clearly demonstrated its, versatility, flexibility and total suitability for controlling many of the key lifestyle functions that the yacht managers wanted to provide.

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ECA Launches BAFE Fire Certification Scheme for Electrical Contractors

ECA Certification Ltd, part of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) group, can now offer contractors access to the industry leading BAFE SP203 Part 1 certification scheme. 

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FREE NAPIT EICR & 17th EDITION SEMINARS IN ASSOCIATION WITH MEGGER

Throughout May 2012 NAPIT will present a series of FREE Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and 17th Edition Workshop seminars in association with electrical manufacturers Megger. The seminars will provide a wealth of information for electrical installers for whom the seminars have been specifically designed.

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ECA Survey Shows Varying Confidence for 2012

The Electrical Contractors' Association’s latest Quarterly Business Trends Survey (QBTS) has revealed that market confidence for 2012 varies significantly across the industry, despite a largely positive end to 2011.

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