For the ideal work-light-balance: functional office lighting from LEDVANCE
Tailored smart lighting solutions for offices, conference rooms and reception areas deliver greater energy efficiency and drive down costs. Warrington, UK, 4 September 2020 – Modern office lighting should do more than just illuminate workplaces. It should create an atmosphere in which employees feel comfortable and can fully concentrate on the task at hand. In order to keep cost low, lighting also needs to be controlled in a smart and…
SELECT hails rise in female electrical training with new film for Scottish Apprenticeship Week, The Power of Apprenticeships
SELECT, the trade body for electrical professionals in Scotland, has welcomed a small but significant upturn in the number of young women undergoing apprenticeships as electricians. Figures gathered by Scotland’s largest trade association show that there are now 13 female apprentices training to be electricians in 2019-2020, compared to seven in 2018-2019. Fiona Harper, Director of Employment and Skills at SELECT, said: “This is excellent news, coming as it does…
SSEN welcomes workforce for the future
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has unveiled its next generation of energy workers to help keep the lights on and tackle climate change, says Islandecho. The 40 new recruits will play a vital role in delivering a secure, reliable and cost-effective service to the households, businesses and communities SSEN serves – including the Isle of Wight. With the UK government setting ambitious targets to achieve net zero carbon emissions…
Cutting notches and drilling holes in joists
As part of any new installation work or a re-wire, a cable, trunking or cable tray sometimes has to pass through an element of building construction, such as a floor, wall or beam, necessitating the formation of a notch or opening in the element. To comply with Regulation 522.8.14, no wiring system should penetrate an element of construction that is intended to be load bearing unless the load bearing ability…
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Armoured cable supplies to outbuildings
ELECSA consistently receives enquiries relating to supplies to detached outbuildings of domestic premises, such as garages, sheds or home-offices. This article addresses the questions which typically arise where such a supply is provided by an SWA cable buried in the ground, in particular: • Can the armouring be used as a circuit protective conductor?• What are the equipotential bonding requirements?• What are the particular requirements where PME conditions apply? Armouring…
Apprentice of the Year Uncategorized
Former marine crowned NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the YearRichard Bradley has been named the 2019 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year. The 31-year old from Southport, Merseyside was one of eight competitors to reach the Grand Final which was held on Tuesday 4th June at the head office of the competition partner – Scolmore Group.  The final was the third stage of the contest, which saw more than…
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