With the rise in smart devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) has started to make its way into homes across the world. Although estimates vary, it is likely that around 17 billion connected devices were being used globally last year and predictions suggest that this figure will grow fourfold by 2025.
Modular fire alarm control panel provides flexible solution for to improve safety and lower costs
Tyco Integrated Fire & Security today announced the launch of PROFILE Flexible, its most advanced range of modular fire alarm panels. Made to enhance the existing ZETTLER PROFILE family of touch screen panels, the new controllers offer a range of innovations and benefits to deliver improved fire safety for all typical building engineering applications and challenges.
Leading UK designer and manufacturer of ventilation systems EnviroVent has announced that the company’s training centre in Harrogate has now become a fully accredited NICEIC Approved Training Centre.
NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. For almost 60 years, it has been assessing the competence of electricians and its courses are recognised as amongst the best in the ventilation industry.
On the 23rd of November, NAPIT attended the Leeds City Council Annual Landlord Forum of 2016. The event, which was free for landlords to attend and saw around 250 attendees, provided an opportunity to discuss the future of the private rented sector and update landlords on current, recent and proposed legislation which could affect them. Following NAPIT’s long term commitment to raising awareness of electrical safety in the private rented sector, we were invited to give a presentation on what landlords should and must do to ensure the electrical safety of the properties they let.
Develop Training Ltd (DTL) held its first Authorising Engineer Forum at The Hawkhills Emergency Planning Centre in Easingwold near York on Friday 9 December. In a day full of presentations from a cross-section of industry, electrical safety took centre stage with the importance of safe systems of work being stressed by the speakers.
NAPIT is set to continue to run professional development training courses for local authority teams to raise awareness of basic electrical safety principles following the overwhelmingly positive feedback received.
Martindale Electric continues to lead the way in safe isolation with the addition of new professional electrical locking off devices and kits for miniature circuit breakers and fuse holders.
The new lockouts, provide simple and reliable solutions to ensure circuits have been de-energised and properly isolated prior to maintenance and modifications of plant and equipment, in accordance with HSG85, the Electricity at Work Regulations.
With more than 1,000 electricity-related accidents still reported every year, a new approach to training is vital to save lives, warns specialist training provider Develop Training Limited (DTL).
Most accidents are caused by contact with energised and exposed live conductors. Faulty equipment or unsafe working practices can also cause death or severe injuries from electric shock and arc flash, especially where this leads to falls, burns, fire and explosion.
DTL’s new whitepaper, Electrical Safety at Work: Developing competence for compliance, highlights how traditional training methods fall short and calls for a continuous learning approach.
A smart home has become a reality for many people. As products have become more affordable, it is no longer just for the rich and famous. Home owners are up scaling their properties to benefit from the latest smart home systems, and they need someone to install these for them. Proactive and market conscious electricians could benefit from this upsurge in business.
NAPIT have recently conducted training with Savills Lettings team in their latest efforts to educate industry stakeholders on electrical safety.
As one of the UK’s leading accredited membership scheme operators, NAPIT is committed to improving electrical safety; with one of its primary focuses being on improving standards in the private rented sector.
Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector is poor. In 2014, 16% of private rented sector tenants in England experienced problems with electrical hazards, which equates to nearly 1.5 million people living with unsafe electrics. Coupled with the fact that 5,622 accidental domestic fires were caused by electrical distribution systems in 2014/15, the scale of this risk is greater than most people perceive.
Electricity kills people every year and severely injures even more, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to property from the resulting fires and explosions, warns Develop Training Limited (DTL), the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical and safety training.
In order to recognise and prevent risk, any equipment must be properly designed, installed and regularly maintained so that any threats of fire, shocks or burns are managed effectively.
In an office environment it doesn’t take long for the work space to become cluttered, files stack up, boxes get put in piles and electrical cables suddenly resemble an uncontrollable spaghetti junction. The problem with clutter is you don’t usually notice it accumulating, it is only when you are surrounded by mess that you realise that something needs to be done.
Independent research shows that messy cabling is the worst culprit for creating a bad first impression to potential new employees and clients. Thankfully, there are lots of simple yet effective cable management solutions available, here are the top five:
Emily Thompson, Marketing Manager of GateQuote, offers some guidance on keeping your business secure, takes a closer look at access control, and how different methods might work best for your business.
Whether it’s vandalism, shoplifting, burglary or data theft, crime costs businesses billions each year.
But with the right security equipment, you can significantly reduce the chance that your business might become the target of criminals.
Securing your business is an ongoing process that begins with identifying your vulnerabilities. Start by conducting a thorough assessment of your premises and seek external advice from specialists such as insurance brokers.
A simple but effective tool, originally designed by Electrical Safety First to help trading standards identify potentially dangerous or counterfeit electrical items, has just been granted a design copyright.
As part of the Charity’s work in supporting enforcement agencies, Electrical Safety First created a UK plug checker, as defective or foreign plugs can often indicate that a product is fake or sub-standard. The tool has proven so successful with Trading Standards Officers that it has now been distributed to every TS office and Fire and Rescue Service Centre in the UK.