Emergi-Lite provides its view on the current state of electrical installation training in the UK, and believes that more apprentices and better training are essential to avoid critical errors during the installation phase:
The insulation of electric cables used outdoors is well known to be prone to rapid degradation by ultra-violet (UV) exposure, so it is important that a type recommended for outdoor use be used. What is less well-known is that, even indoor cables, if mounted near to lighting systems (such as luminaires), can suffer from UV damage. The British App...
Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer whose businesses include B&Q and Castorama, has just published the second installment of its European Home Report, which shows that a major concern for householders across Europe and the UK is that of ever-rising energy costs. James Hunt reports:
Ensure against accidents and update your electrical safety management action plan with the IET’s practical workshop, based on the Code of Practice for Electrical Safety Management. All attendees receive a copy of the Code of Practice (worth £130).
Colin asks this question, which concerns insulation resistance (IR) testing and whether every luminaire needs disconnecting to avoid damage. It has been answered by the Electrical Contractors Association (Testing, Tools and Equipment):