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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…
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JTL partners with London South East Colleges to deliver Electrical and Plumbing Traineeship programmes
JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and heating and plumbing apprenticeships, has partnered with London South East Colleges (LSEC) to provide a programme of Traineeships in Electrical and Plumbing. The Traineeship programme gives young people, aged 16- 24- year olds, an opportunity to develop skills and confidence in order to take their first steps into their chosen career. The six-week programme gives trainees an insight into the industry,…
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Electricians earned 5.6% pay rise in October
Self-employed electricians earned an average of £1,074 a week last month – the equivalent of a £52,000 annual salary. Hudson Contract, the construction industry’s biggest payer of subcontractors, said earnings increased by 5.6 per cent during October. It was the fourth consecutive month in which weekly pay was above the £1,000 threshold.  Electrical contractors in Yorkshire and the Humber saw the strongest growth in October (up 31.7 per cent) followed…
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Safe learning environment with individual tool kits
Klein Tools talk about how coronavirus has had an effect on the way apprentices will learn in this academic year. How is COVID-19 pandemic affecting apprenticeship programs? Delivery will be different, technology will play a much bigger part in sharing knowledge, and creating teaching resourcesPractical sessions will be different, it is hard to imagine an environment where students will be sharing tools for exampleNumbers will drop considerably; with the slowdown…