An article entitled ‘A universal plug socket... at last?’ by the BBC’s renowned journalist Peter Day and posted to the BBC’s online magazine on 1st June 2012, is at the centre of arguments over the safety of the product concerned. Voltimum UK, writes James Hunt, has no wish to criticise the excellent BBC, yet there is a question to be answered b...
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) says, based upon government statistics, that around 300,000 people are hurt in their gardens each year seriously enough to go to hospital, and roughly 110,000 of these are children. Of the total, around 87,000 are injured gardening or carrying out garden DIY jobs. Now, Electrical Safety F...
How will new technologies drive business success for electrical contractors in the new economy? In fact, are they doing so already? New research carried out by Voltimum manufacturing partner, Schneider Electric, shows that most are using digital communications technologies to real business advantage. By James Hunt:
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:
Graham asks this question, which concerns street lights to be mounted on a building’s external walls, the feed to it and the responsibilities. It has been answered by SELECT (Theme – Regulations and Legislation):
Emergency lighting schemes are designed to protect life. In the event of a fire, or mains supply failure, escape route lighting and exit signs must illuminate and maintain power for a sufficient period of time to allow occupants to safely evacuate the building:
Japanese technology giant, Kyocera is to partner with Century Tokyo Leasing and a French solar technology specialist to develop and build two new very large floating solar photovoltaic (solar PV) farms in Japan. These will eventually become parts of a 60MW floating renewable energy network. James Hunt reports:
The UK’s electricity supplies now have so little resilience that there is a 10% chance of brownouts this winter, energy experts have warned. Indeed, some say that the future may be still bleaker, with the ‘very real’ possibility of blackouts. James Hunt reports: