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):
A major cable recall affecting up to 40,000 homes and businesses and costing an estimated A$80 million dollars (£43m) has hit the headlines in Australia – and non-compliance is the issue, reports the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC):
The dangers of using unregistered electricians are clear; homeowners who fail to use Part P accredited contractors for electrical installation or repair work are not just risking their money, but are also risking their lives. Yet ever more people are ...
Mick asks this question, which is about a new domestic extension vaulted roofs with Celotex insulation and how best to fit downlights that comply with Building Regulations. It has been answered by the NICEIC (Theme – Installation Tips):
James asks this question, which is about PAT testing theatre lighting and the BS 546 round pin plugs used on the light fittings. It has been answered by the NICEIC (Theme – Testing, Tools and Equipment):
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 ...
There will be an extensive free programme of practical seminars at next week's Elex tradeshow at Sandown Park in Surrey. All of the sessions will be presented by leading industry experts and will explore the crucial issues facing electricians today, as ...
New research from Electrical Safety First found that 21 million people would happily use an online ‘tutorial’ or ‘how to’ video to carry out home improvement – even if they lack the necessary experience.
Jason asks this question, which concerns sleeving a flex cable’s earth core. He also wonders whether this practice is allowed. It has been answered by the NICEIC (Theme – Cables, Wiring and Wiring Accessories):
David asks this question about an electric motor’s overload resistance, and whether it is acceptable. He is also worried about disconnection times. His query has been answered by ABB (Theme – Electrical Control):