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JTL celebrates thirty years of training people
By September 25, 2020 Read More →

JTL celebrates thirty years of training people

JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and heating and plumbing apprenticeships, is celebrating its thirty-year anniversary. Established in 1990 by the Electrical Contractors’ Association and what is now known as Unite the Union, JTL became a registered charity in 2000. Two years on, JTL started offering apprenticeships in plumbing, as well as maintaining […]

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By September 24, 2020 Read More →

Mandate electrical checks in social housing, urges ECA

Regular electrical safety checks by competent businesses should be mandated at least every five years across the social housing sector, according to leading engineering services body ECA. In addition, ECA is calling for both mandatory electrical checks and portable appliance testing in all higher risk buildings – which include high rise tower blocks – regardless […]

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Ovia and Click at Voltimum Live
By September 23, 2020 Read More →

Ovia and Click at Voltimum Live

Scolmore Group will be taking part in the forthcoming Voltimum Live event, with Ovia and Click Scolmore hosting stands at the free virtual exhibition. Taking place between 28th September and 2nd October, the event is designed to provide contractors with the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, to enhance their technical understanding, and to keep […]

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The notification deadline for the SCIP database must be postponed
By September 22, 2020 Read More →

The notification deadline for the SCIP database must be postponed

On Monday 21st September, a coalition of 40 industry organisations wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database. The signatories representing a very significant part of the European […]

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Major changes to 18th Edition open for public comment
By September 22, 2020 Read More →

Major changes to 18th Edition open for public comment

A raft of updates are being proposed to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, with a consultation opened to engage with industry on the potential for a 2nd amendment. The changes, led by IET and BSI, have been proposed following ongoing discussions at committee level, which involve stakeholders including ECA. To help ECA Members […]

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By September 17, 2020 Read More →

Institution of Lighting Professionals launches new online training platform

Delivering any face-to-face training during the Covid pandemic is challenging if not impractical. However, lighting professionals still need to keep abreast of latest developments, current thinking and keep their CPD up to date. The ILP has listened to the ongoing needs of our members and wider professional community by developing an online platform to deliver […]

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Institution of Lighting Professionals launch two new Professional Lighting Guides
By September 14, 2020 Read More →

Institution of Lighting Professionals launch two new Professional Lighting Guides

The Institution of Lighting Professionals has launched two brand new Professional Lighting Guides. PLG23: Lighting for Cycling Infrastructure updates and supersedes Technical report 23 Lighting of Cycle Tracks. It is a comprehensive review of current lighting standards and guidance and applies them to cycling infrastructure. This document includes guidance for cycle tracks where surfaces are shared […]

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By September 11, 2020 Read More →

Ten more manufacturers join EDATA, the industry’s product data pool championed by the EDA

A further ten leading manufacturers have signed up to syndicate their product data to wholesalers through EDATA’s product data pool service. Added to the original Founder Member manufacturers, this brings the total number of manufacturers committed to using EDATA to provide a single source of ecommerce-friendly data to 25, with more in the pipeline. The […]

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LIA statement on UV-C germicidal irradiation
By September 11, 2020 Read More →

LIA statement on UV-C germicidal irradiation

UVC light has long been used as a measure for sanitisation of air, surfaces and water and is known to kill bacteria and viruses when used correctly. During the coronavirus pandemic there has been an understandable increasing interest in this subject. The LIA has become aware over recent months of a significant number of devices […]

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SELECT pays tribute to Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan
By September 7, 2020 Read More →

SELECT pays tribute to Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan

One of Scotland’s largest and most influential trade associations has paid tribute to Lord Martin O’Neill, the long-serving MP and social justice champion who passed away last week (August 26) aged 75. Baron O’Neill of Clackmannan was the president of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group and worked closely with SELECT, the body which speaks […]

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