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JTL announces new partnership with Vision West Nottinghamshire College
JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and plumbing and heating apprenticeships, has announced its new partnership with Vision West Nottinghamshire College. The partnership, which will focus on the delivery of electrical apprenticeships, will enhance the learners’ experience, as well helping meet the skills needs of employers and, in turn, encourage greater local economic prosperity. Vision West Nottinghamshire College will be delivering the knowledge-based elements of the apprenticeship course,…
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Live wire David claims college apprentice award
David Watt (20), who has been an apprentice electrician with Gateway Control Systems (GCS), claims the Scottish Electrical Chairtable Trust Second Stage Apprentice of the Year award at the North East Scotland College) Nescol according to The Northern Scot. The Covid regulations meant that in order to determine that the top students for this year group were against each other in a face-off. “The lecturers had been saying that we…
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New ECS Check helps to raise the bar
ECS Check, a new free-to-use digital system from the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS), allows clients, contractors and others to verify the ECS card status of electrotechnical workers in real-time. For over 50 years the Joint Industry Board (JIB) has verified applicants’ qualifications in order to issue them with a card and grading. ECS now has more than 175,000 valid cardholders who have been assessed in line with the standards set out…
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‘Buy a Fluke thermal imager, Get a FREE Fluke!’
Purchasers of Fluke thermal imagers from an authorised Fluke UK distributor up to 15th December 2020 can claim a free Fluke tool. In its special promotion across its combined Industrial, Calibration and Networks divisions ‘Buy a Fluke, Get a FREE Fluke!’  Fluke UK is offering a range of give-aways dependent on the value of the purchased product. Examples of free gifts include Fluke Digital Multimeters (DMMs), Multifunction Installation Testers, Clamp…
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Class 8 corrosion-resistance for Legrand’s latest Cablofil range
Offering long-term resistance and sustainability in the most corrosive environments, Legrand has introduced a new finish for its Cablofil steel wire cable tray range. The finish is a cost-effective alternative to hot dip galvanisation with the lengths being manufactured using a zinc aluminium (ZnAl) alloy. Delivering high performance in the most challenging of environments, the ZnAl finish for Cablofil cable tray, along with its zinc alloy accessories, achieves Class 8…
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Where do I find typical overall cable dimensions for some standard flat T&E cable sizes?
Our expert answers a question from a Voltimum user regarding the outside diameter of twin and earth cable. Question: Quite often you find a T&E coming into a CU or box with no visible markings or stripped too far back, and it is difficult to estimate the CSA from just looking at it with stranded cables. Are there any tables that give the outside diameters of the conductors for the CSAs…
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Marshall-Tufflex achieves UK Business Hero Award
Leading manufacturer of cable management systems, Marshall-Tufflex, has been recognised by the British Chambers of Commerce as a ‘UK Business Hero’ for its immediate response to meet demand for its antimicrobial trunking for the emergency NHS Nightingale Hospitals. Launched in early October by the British Chambers of Commerce, the UK Business Heroes campaign recognises the incredible work that UK businesses have undertaken to combat the challenges presented by COVID-19. Marshall-Tufflex…