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Transparent covers for Scolmore’s Aquip66 waterproof range
Scolmore has added new products to its range of Aquip66 weatherproof socket and switch enclosures.   The 1 and 2 gang 13A switched power socket outlets are now also available supplied with a semi-transparent lid and socket outlet with neon.  In addition, a new 13A switched fused connection unit has been introduced to the range in response to feedback from contractors.  This will be available with a semi-transparent cover with neon power indicator,…
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Deadline Approaching – Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector
Charlotte Lee, Head of External Affairs at NAPIT, provides an overview of The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, and how to remain compliant amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. With the 1st April 2021 deadline fast approaching for all homes with an existing specified tenancy required to have in place, or to have carried out, an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which has been completed by a…
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Expand your lighting knowledge with a quick course on LED lamps
Find yourself drawn to the bright lights of lighting? Keen to expand your knowledge of the lighting industry? Got a spare 10 minutes? Let us introduce you to the Ledvance Training Centre. There’s a whole host of lighting info available on the platform, including technology, products and applications. It takes just a minute to set up an account and then you’re free to explore the world of light through short,…
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Scolmore gets serious in the smart home market
Having enjoyed many years of success with its smart wiring accessories range, Scolmore Group has now developed a brand new and comprehensive range of smart products under the Click Smart+ brand that takes its provision of smart home solutions to a whole new level. Designed to simplify and streamline connected home products – lighting controls, smart sockets, security cameras and sensors – the Click Smart+ range utilises Zigbee technology –…
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Plumbing apprentices take part in Covid-19 testing as part of a company pilot scheme
Apprentices started his plumbing apprenticeship this week and is part of a Covid-19 testing programme carried out by Pimlico Plumbers, says In Your Area. The apprentices will be subject to daily temperature checking, the same as Pimlico’s tradespeople and head office staff. This is to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep staff safe. Around 60 per cent of UK employers are halting apprenticeship recruitment, this has heavily impacted the…
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Bright sparks begin electrical apprenticeship training at Telford College
New apprentices have begun their training at Telford College, according to Shropshire Star. The trainees are on a three-year programme, studying for an advanced level three qualification. The trainees have come from businesses in Shropshire, including Now Electrical, CMK Electrical, Rose Electrical, TC Electrical, Roycroft, Randles Building Solutions, Swancote Energy, Albinroy, Lloyds Electrical Design, and PP Electrical. Lora Rogers, recruitment officer at Telford College, said: “These apprentices will be attending…
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Should I install a PEN monitoring device on a problematic outside light?
Our ECA expert answers a question from a Voltimum user regarding outside conduit and BS7671 guidance. Question: The customer wanted an industrial type of installation for outside lights. The metal conduit is low level 2 meters and in reach. The supply is fused from the kitchen ring RCD protected via a swa to a metal box containing the terminals for the lights and motion detectors. During testing it was discovered…