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UKCA

All you need to know about the UK equivalent to CE marking and CPR fire testing, as exiting the European Union trade deals continue to conclusion - contact the team today for priority testing!

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John O'Neill Industry comment

“21st September maked an important day for the electrotechnical industry as the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) surrounding Amendment 2 of BS 7671: 2018 is released,” said John O’Neill, NICEIC and ELECSA’s Director of Technical Excellence

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Recolight webinar

The third webinar in the Recolight Lighting & the Circular Economy series was held on 15 September. It continued the conversation by discussing the next steps required for the lighting industry to move towards a Circular Economy. 

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By Paul Williams, Domus Ventilation Product Manager

Prior to a revision of Building Regulations in 2010, ventilation was not high on the list of priorities in the house building sector.

The President of the Employment Tribunals, Judge Barry Clarke, recently said he expected an increase in unfair redundancy claims when the furlough scheme is finally phased out by October 2020, following three months when employers will contribute to the cost of furloughed staff. 

A new apprentice secondment service has been launched by leading engineering services trade association ECA. The service extends ECA’s already well-established ‘loan labour scheme’ to allow employers to both loan out apprentices and hire them on a temporary secondment basis.

Over the last few years, Aico have partnered with the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) with the aim of strengthening and supporting the electrical industry.

A recent study has shown that 73 per cent of tradespeople are optimistic about the amount of work in the pipeline over the next six months, as the building trade recovers from the impact of the nationwide lockdown.
 

 Kiwi Power, a leading global energy technology company that is simplifying distributed energy, has commissioned the final 5MW of battery storage at South Somerset District Council’s (SSDC) ground-breaking site at Fideoak Mill in Taunton.
 

Precision, quality and ergonomics are the hallmarks of these superb new products.
 

On Friday 24 July, the EDA’s CEO, Margaret Fitzsimons, along with 140 stakeholders from across the UK’s construction sector, attended the launch of the Talent Retention Scheme (TRS), a new free-to-use online jobs portal designed to stop an exodus of employees with valuable skills and expertise an

Simmtronic, an independent specialist manufacturer of high-performance lighting control systems and Mackwell, a world-leader of innovative emergency lighting, today announce an exciting collaboration on the integration of emergency lighting and control technology platforms.

Our sector has one of the highest divorce rates of all industries with 69.8% of relationships ending in divorce. This is largely due to long hours, time away from home, infidelity or caring for a sick child or parent.

To encourage sick employees to self-isolate, the Government recently confirmed that statutory sick pay will apply from the first day off work, not the fourth, arguing that workers should not be penalised for protecting others.

With many UK householders tackling jobs around the home, Aviva is urging people to proceed with caution. New research from the insurer reveals that UK people typically spend £13.5 billion* a year - £488 per household - fixing things that have gone wrong around the home.