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Trustmark chair receives New Year Honour

  • Jan 07, 2015

It has been announced that Liz Male, chair of quality mark TrustMark, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List. This award is in recognition of her long term services to construction and consumer protection.

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Electrium is now active on Twitter

  • Jan 07, 2015

To read all Crabtree Wylex & Volex news, to view educational product videos, to learn about the new wiring regulations in BS7671 Amendment 3, simply click on the follow button below:

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Safety for all – Electrical Safety First’s Scottish manifesto

  • Jan 05, 2015

With almost two thirds of fires in Scottish homes linked to electrical products, consumer safety charity, Electrical Safety First, has launched its safety manifesto for Scotland.

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Amendment 3 BS 7671: 2008 – Electrium looks at consumer units for use in domestic (household) premises

  • Jan 03, 2015

Voltimum UK users should by now be aware of one specific new regulation - ref 421.1.201 in Amendment 3 to BS 7671: 2008 - that will require consumer units and similar switchgear assemblies for use in domestic (household) premises to have their enclosures manufactured from non combustible material or be enclosed in a cabinet manufactured from non combustible material.

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Part P compliance report finds safety enforcement inadequate

  • Dec 12, 2014

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has welcomed the Electrical Safety Roundtable’s (ESR) investigation into Part P compliance and believes that inadequate funding is at the core of the poor electrical safety enforcement problem.

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When it comes to EMC it Pays to Comply

  • Nov 11, 2014

American university finds fake phone chargers could be used to spread viruses.

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Auditors warn that businesses are falling still further behind the cyber attackers

  • Nov 06, 2014

According to a new study, UK businesses - are still not taking the threat of cyber crime seriously enough, with the attackers often winning. Such businesses include electrical sector firms – both large and small.

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Government is made aware of the risks associated with counterfeit electrical products

  • Oct 19, 2014

Electrical Safety First has been raising awareness of the dangers of counterfeit electrical goods for some time, and the organisation has now been recognised in an Early Day Motion (EDM) put before Parliament.

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Celebrating how to level the business playing field on World Standards Day

  • Oct 09, 2014

International Standards provide technological, economic and societal benefits by helping to harmonise the product, system and service technical specifications that make industry more efficient. Barriers to international trade are reduced or removed. Not only that, but conformity to International Standards also helps reassure consumers that products are safe, efficient and good for the environment. Celebrating these benefits on 14th of October will be World Standards Day.

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IET technical article – Changes to The IET’s Code of Practise for the In Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

  • Oct 09, 2014

Richard Townsend looks at the latest edition (4th Edition) of the IET’s Code of Practise for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, which has the aim of helping to prevent unacceptable practise in PAT.

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Celebrating how to level the business playing field on World Standards Day

  • Oct 09, 2014

International Standards provide technological, economic and societal benefits by helping to harmonise the product, system and service technical specifications that make industry more efficient. Barriers to international trade are reduced or removed. Not only that, but conformity to International Standards also helps reassure consumers that products are safe, efficient and good for the environment. Celebrating these benefits on 14th of October will be World Standards Day.

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Blue Line Solar Pty Ltd—Avanco DC solar isolator switches Recall

  • Sep 27, 2014

There is a product recall on Blue Line Solar Pty Ltd—Avanco DC solar isolator switches. High temperature can occur at the internal switch plate, causing the contacts to spread and the polymer support plate to degrade.

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