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Nominations open for inaugural Smart Solutions Awards

Nominations open for inaugural Smart Solutions Awards

  Nominations are now open for the first ever Smart Solutions Awards, which will be held at UK Construction Week 2017. The awards – sponsored by Schneider Electric, Legrand and Vent-Axia ­– will recognise installers, manufacturers and wholesalers. Smart Solutions is a new online resource, developed by Voltimum, guiding electrotechnical professionals along the journey towards […]

Plugging in to modular buildings

Plugging in to modular buildings

Martyn Frear, Business Development Manager at CP Electronics, discusses some of the drivers behind the modular building boom and how lighting control solutions from leading players are helping to meet the requirements of modular building manufacturers. Increased demand for public services, fuelled by a growing population, is putting a strain on the public sector and […]

Circuit protection has never been so important

Circuit protection has never been so important

Our homes are changing with more and more connected and networked devices putting pressure on existing domestic electrical systems. Deepak Sharad, from Schneider Electric, reflects on how effective circuit protection is more important than it has ever been before. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises a brave new world of connected devices […]

Everything you need to know about Lot 20

Everything you need to know about Lot 20

From January 2018, all local space heaters manufactured for sale in the EU must comply with a minimum efficiency standard under Lot 20 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Chris Stammers, Product Marketing Director for Dimplex, assesses the impact of Lot 20 and examines what installers need to know. Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, one thing […]

Best practice guide for wiring accessory replacement

Best practice guide for wiring accessory replacement

When it comes to wiring accessory replacement, a number of questions are often raised regarding the competence of those doing the task as well as the necessary testing required once the job is complete. This technical bulletin, written by Richard Giddings, ECA Technical Manager, addresses these questions and provides some best practice guidance that can be […]

What are the risks of installing non-compliant products?

Installing unsafe, non-compliant equipment in error can be a costly mistake. Aside from the cost to your business of repeating the work, any house fires or shocks arising out of the use of non-compliant product could cause loss of life or property and result in legal liabilities to electrical contractors who install these products, and […]

What products are affected?

Our question is simple, and it’s one we want everyone within the electrical value chain from homeowners to suppliers to ask: “Does it Comply?” (to the UK Electrical Industry Standards). Asking this question each time you do business eliminates the risk that you could be potentially be inadvertently purchasing or installing non-compliant product.

Whose responsibility is it to ensure products are compliant?

Electrical Contractors are at the front-end of legal accountability when confronted with the consequences of installing ‘non-compliant’ product. The IET Wiring Regulations states that “Every item of equipment shall be selected and erected so as to allow compliance with the regulations…” in the event of failure, or where it is subsequently found that ‘non-compliant’ has […]

How can I check a product is compliant?

Buying equipment from UK based companies, who only sell accredited, tested product, removes the risks associated with non-compliant materials. Installing counterfeit goods infringes on intellectual property rights. You should avoid suspected counterfeit goods and report suspected counterfeiting.

What products are affected?

Our question is simple, and it’s one we want everyone within the electrical value chain from homeowners to suppliers to ask: “Does it Comply?” (to the UK Electrical Industry Standards). Asking this question each time you do business eliminates the risk that you could be potentially be inadvertently purchasing or installing non-compliant product. Installing unsafe, […]