SparkSafe-Electricans Licence To Practice Schemes – A Dogs Breakfast?

18 March 2018

Thanks for Visiting! You can keep up to date with all new content on this blog by by following on Twitter. You can also get instant access to everything via the free Electricians Blog Android App. Please remember that your opinions and comments are always welcome.One of many comments we’ve received regarding SparkSafe and other […]

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SparkSafe- Do We Need Another Scheme?

3 March 2018

Do We Need Yet Another Registration Scheme? We already have JIB ECS cards, several Part P domestic registration bodies, the NIC EIC and ECA Certsure covering domestic and commercial works. So will one more electrical licensing scheme just add to the confusion? SparkSafe – A Different Take? We know that electrical work covers a wide […]

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Is your ECS Gold Card worthless?

15 November 2017

Is the ECS Gold card worthless? Three things have happened recently that have made me consider credibility of the ECS Gold card for both electricians and clients. I’ve learned that a particular large building contractor in London is not accepting the ECS Gold card as proof of qualifications. Although they are shown on the ECS […]

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18th Edition Updates- Electrodes to Supplement a Distributor’s Earth Facility

28 October 2017

What’s coming in the 18th Edition? Electrodes to Supplement a Distributor’s Earth Facility. The second update in a series covering some of the proposed changes and additions that are likely to be included in the 18th Edition Regs. Keep abreast of these proposals so they won’t be such a surprise when the new 18th Edition comes along! Some significant […]

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What Is Electrician’s Insurance?

23 September 2017

What is Electricians Insurance and why you need it Electricians, whether they’re self-employed or running a business, need electrician’s insurance. The insurance should be provided by an insurance company that understands the unique risks that electricians face, and offers cover and essential protection so that electricians can work knowing that they do not have to […]

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18th Edition Updates- RCDs and Definitions

17 September 2017

What’s coming in the 18th Edition? – RCDs and new Definitions. The first update in a series covering some of the proposed changes and additions that are likely to be included in the 18th Edition Regs. It won’t be such a surprise when you sit the new 18th Edition if you’ve an idea of what’s in […]

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Insurance for Electricians

3 September 2017

Electricians Get Covered! Conveniently with TradesmanSaver you can get a fast online quote for Electrician’s Insurance without the need to hang on the phone. Worth a try when you’re looking for Public Liability cover! Electricians Insurance It’s essential to have adequate electrical contractor’s insurance cover for both liability and sickness. Any of us could be […]

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18th Edition Wiring Regs Preview

26 June 2017

The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations is proposed to be published in July 2018 and in force in January 2019. The significant changes from the 17th edition will cover: Protection Against Overvoltage- Lightning and required Risk Assessments Protection Against Fire- AFDDs Heating Cables and Embedded Heating Systems- Documentation and Metallic Grid Energy Efficiency- […]

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