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Light Planning Simplified
Learn how to make a hands-on light plan and TCO calculation with simple tools. If you’re interested in lighting, you should check out the Ledvance Training Centre, an online platform packed with bite-sized training videos covering a variety of lighting topics, including technology, products and applications. With short run times between eight and 24 minutes, they’re perfect to fit in around your apprenticeship, and you can dip in and out of…
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JTL’s response to the latest Homeserve report
The ‘UK Domestic Trade Skills Index’ is a new quarterly report from Homeserve Foundation, which provides comprehensive insights and analysis into the state of the nation’s trades skills. JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and heating & plumbing apprenticeships, discusses the report’s findings. JTL’s Chief Executive, Jon Graham (pictured), says: “February’s UK Domestic Trade Skills Index highlights that a staggering 1.25 million extra construction trades workers and over…
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From Electrical Apprentice to Business Owner – Richard Sagar
In the last of a series of case studies in support of National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February), The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) presents Richard Sagar’s story from apprentice to business owner! In this video, Richard explains his journey from apprentice electrician to owner of luxury home automation business Sagar Smart Homes. Find out about his experiences and how his apprenticeship benefitted him… You can find more information about the electrical industry…
Ring Final Circuit
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What are the different types of circuit?
The key thing to remember when selecting the type of circuit for an electrical installation is the requirements stated in the IET Wiring Regulations. These are that: The number and type of circuits required for lighting, heating, power, control, signalling, communication and information technology, etc, shall be determined from knowledge of: Location of points of power demand. Loads to be expected on the various circuits. Daily and yearly variations in…
Working at height
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Working at height – what you need to know
Working at height is one of the main causes of injuries and fatalities on-site. This article will give a brief overview of the recommended measure you should take to reduce risk to both you and your colleagues. Falls from height are the single biggest cause of fatalities on site and in the workplace, according to HSE statistics, and account for thousands more non-fatal injuries. Most of these injuries and accidents…
Earthing & Bonding
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An introduction to earthing and bonding
Earthing and bonding are two very different, but often confused, methods of preventing electric shock. The principal of earthing is to limit the duration of touch voltages if you were to make contact with an exposed conductive part. The earth creates a safe route for the current to flow instead of causing electric shock. The purpose of bonding is to reduce the risk of electric shock if you find yourself…