electrical digest newsletter February 2012 Issue 2

Welcome to the electrical digest Editor's newsletter featuring the latest news and featured products from the industry. For more of the latest stories and product information read them on our website – www.electricaldigest.co.uk or read the January issue of our magazine using the link above.

Featured Article:

ELLIS Papers Deliver Cleat Message ELLIS Papers Deliver Cleat Message

Leading cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis has reinforced the sheer importance of cleats in cable installations by delivering a paper on the subject to major industry conferences in Kuwait and London.

Latest News:

New Power Distribution Board Manufactured in UK

An investment of over £4million from Siemens has enabled full manufacturing of a new and innovative power distribution board – the SIVACON S4 - to take place in Wythenshawe in the UK.

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ESC Comment on Part P Public Consultation Paper  

The Government has just launched its public consultation on Part P of the Building Regulations for England, which covers electrical safety in dwellings.

BVM battery monitor Cut the Cost of Eliminatin​g Battery Failure 

By offering a convenient and reliable way of monitoring the voltage of individual cells during storage battery discharge testing, the new BVM battery monitor from Megger allows failing cells to be readily located.

Safety For Sparkies

In these times of economic uncertainty to have restrictions on the work you are able to do would have major implications on the income you can produce. But can you really afford for that to happen?

EIC Announces Access to £29.2m Funding 

The Energy Innovation Centre has revealed access to £29.2m of funding for innovators and companies looking to bring new ideas for tomorrow’s energy industry to market.  

Feasibility Studies for Technology-Inspired Innovation    

The government is to invest up to £2 million to stimulate and support technological innovation by the UK's small and micro businesses. The Technology Strategy Board aims to stimulate innovation across a range of core technology areas to help ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well-equipped to respond to society's current and future challenges.

National Apprenticeship Certification System Launched for England

The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils, the organisation responsible for representing the voice of sector skills councils, sector skills organisations and their employers across the UK skills system, in conjunction with the National Apprenticeship Service, have launched a new online system to support the statutory certification of apprenticeships across England.

IET Confirms Delay for Domestic Installer Qualification

The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification Management Committee (EAS) has agreed at their meeting on 1st December 2011 to delay the implementation of the new Qualified Supervisors technical competence requirements till 6th April 2013, to align with anticipated revisions to Part P of the Building Regulations (England and Wales).

Book now for NICEIC Live 2012 Book now for NICEIC Live 2012

Electrical contractors are being urged to book now for the award winning NICEIC Live to ensure they do not miss out on one of the biggest events in the industry calendar.


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