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Make your voice heard (28/06/2017)

Summary: Electrical contractors urged to comment on proposals for 18th Edition
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ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR WINNER ANNOUNCED (28/06/2017)

Summary: George Maynard from Leicester has been crowned the 2017 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year.
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APPRENTICE CONTEST ENTERS FINAL STAGE (31/05/2017)

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The search to find the next ELECSA and NICEIC Apprentice of the Year is down to the final eight.

The final group will battle it out over a series of practical tests at the headquarters of competition sponsor Scolmore on June 6.

More than 400 young women and men signed up to the contest which recognises the talents of the brightest electrical students in the UK.


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ELECSA and NICEIC contractors can now make even greater savings thanks to a new partnership with TradePoint (30/05/2017)

Summary: TradePoint is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of building materials and tools, with over 12 000 products available from stores across the UK.

The unique deal is exclusive to all NICEIC and ELECSA registrants only. It means you will benefit from cheaper prices on more than 3,000 key products.
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Tradeswomen Can (28/04/2017)

Summary: Women from across the building services sector met recently to discuss the issue of diversity in the construction industry.
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When water and electrics mix (28/04/2017)

Summary: Our technical expert Darren Staniforth appeared on Radio 2 this month as part of a discussion on the dangers of mixing water and electrics.
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NEW REPORT ASSESSES THE FUTURE OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING (01/12/2016)

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Five years on – Certsure and ECA update their seminal ‘2021 Vision’ report

A review of key issues affecting the future of electrical contracting has been published by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), NICEIC and ELECSA.


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Stuart Pearce draws crowds to Live North (28/11/2016)

Summary: Former football star and electrician tops bill of guest speakers
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Electrics and the Elderly (25/10/2016)

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Electrics and the Elderly

Make an electric check part of your routine this winter


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Stand out from the crowd with a professional video (26/08/2016)

Summary: Earlier this year ELECSA launched its first ever TV and online commercial. The Cage was a 30 second film highlighting the hidden dangers of electricity in the home and the importance of using a registered electrician.

Contractors can now have their own tailored copy of The Cage to include their company name and details. The film can then be used on a website or as part of a marketing strategy to promote their business to more customers.

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Partnership provides more assurances for consumer (05/02/2016)

Summary: Consumers looking to hire an electrician are set to benefit from a new partnership between Certsure and Which? Trusted Traders.
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ELECSA Spark Crowned the Best in the UK (16/12/2015)

Summary: An electrician from Newcastle has beaten thousands of tradespeople to take the coveted title of ‘Britain’s Top Tradesperson’ 2015 – a competition organised by Screwfix.
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Three top prizes for NICEIC and ELECSA at Construction Marketing Awards (16/12/2015)

Summary: Certsure was the big winner at the recent Construction Marketing Awards, scooping three prestigious prizes.
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ELECSA and NICEIC deliver a thoroughbred show at Aintree (15/12/2015)

Summary: The event saw more than 400 contractors cram into Aintree Racecourse, the home of the Grand National, for all the latest news, advice, and technical updates related to the electrical contracting industry.
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OVER 19 MILLION HOMES AT RISK OF FIRE THIS CHRISTMAS (12/11/2015)

Summary: A NEW REPORT HAS REVEALED THAT OVER THREE QUARTERS OF COMPLACENT BRITS ARE LEAVING THEIR HOMES AT RISK OF ELECTRICAL FAULT AND POTENTIAL FIRE AT CHRISTMAS
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Bursary helps sparky women break into industry (30/10/2015)

Summary: Two young women are hoping to benefit from a campaign designed to boost the number of females working in the traditionally male dominated world of construction.
Shauna Wigglesworth and Cariad Thomas-Cooke are currently studying to become electricians at The Sheffield College.
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Consult with industry professionals urge NICEIC and ELECSA (24/07/2015)

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NICEIC and ELECSA have urged the Government to consult with industry professionals before embarking on any new radical energy efficiency plans.


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Take our Bright Spark Challenge – win an iPad mini! (01/07/2015)

Summary: From July 1 NICEIC and ELECSA will be running our Bright Spark Challenge on social media - a fun quiz testing out your knowledge about the industry.

The participant who gets the highest cumulative score in the shortest time will win an iPad mini with runner up prizes also available.
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Rogue spark narrowly avoids jail for misuse of ELECSA logo (30/04/2015)

Summary:  An electrician narrowly avoided jail after falsely claiming to be registered with ELECSA.
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Record results for TechTalks 2014/15 (29/04/2015)

Summary: More than 2100 conscientious contractors poured through the doors of the 11 regional shows, which ran from September 2014 to March 2015 – a massive 41% increase on the previous year’s series.
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TV Presenter Charlie Luxton heads line up at Live South (15/04/2015)

Summary: Sustainable architect and TV presenter Charlie Luxton will be the keynote speaker at this year’s award winning NICEIC and ELECSA Live South event.
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New regulations for landlords could have gone further (31/03/2015)

Summary: NICEIC and ELECSA believe regular electrical inspections should have been included in new laws for private and social landlords in England.
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More firms turn to NICEIC and ELECSA for registration as customer service levels soar (31/03/2015)

Summary: Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, now maintains a total roll of more than 33,000 registered contractors including Part P registered domestic installers. 
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ELECSA and NICEIC call for rethink over Third Party Certification Scheme (26/09/2014)

Summary: NICEIC and ELECSA have called for a rethink of Third Party Inspection as electrical contractors’ voice their opposition to the scheme.
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Launch of One Consumer Facing Mark and Register for all Part P registered Electricians Confirmed (22/05/2014)

Summary: A new single mark and register for all electricians registered to carry out electrical work in homes in England and Wales have been confirmed to go live on the 30 June 2014.
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ELECSA and NICEIC welcome Government response to Select Committee report (22/05/2014)

Summary: ELECSA and NICEIC have welcomed the Government’s response to a Select Committee report into the building regulations certification of domestic electrical work.
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Minister unveils new register for all Part P registered installers (20/05/2014)

Summary: Searching for an electrician is now easier than ever thanks to a new website listing all firms registered to carry out domestic electrical work in England and Wales.
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ELECSA and NICEIC opt out of third party Inspector scheme over safety fears (04/04/2014)

Summary: ELECSA and NICEIC will no tbe operating a Third Party Inspection scheme amid fears that it will undermine registered electricians.
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ELECSA launches new insurance site for contractors (11/03/2014)

Summary: Finding the right insurance deal can be a real headache for tradespeople but ELECSA registered contractors can now benefit from the launch of ELECSA Insurance Services.
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Select Committee finding needs industry sense check (06/03/2014)

Summary:  Plans to overhaul the competent person's scheme for domestic installers could prove burdensome for electrical contracting firms.
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Electrical Industry Unite to Protect Consumers (22/01/2014)

Summary: NAPIT and Certsure, which operates the ELESCA and NICEIC brands, are to take the next step in providing a single point of reference for consumers seeking an electrician.
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Certsure launches Customer Charter (16/09/2013)

Summary: Certsure, the joint venture formed from the partnership between the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) and Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), has launched a customer charter.
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ECA and ESC Announce Major Partnership (19/11/2012)

Summary: In a move which will bring the electrical contracting industry together as never before, the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) have today announced the creation of the Electrical Safety Register.
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A Tribute to Ian Marsh (01/11/2012)

Summary: The Electrical Industry has paid tribute to Ian Marsh, the technical manager for ELECSA who recently passed away after a long illness. He was 49.
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The ABC (and not forgetting P) of Building Regulations (31/10/2012)

Summary: The ECA’s Richard Giddings and Giuliano Digilio summarise the sign-off process of electrical work in dwellings required under Part P, and outline the other associated building regulation issues that contractors need to be mindful of.
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Not RIP for PIRs - But How Do We Complete the New EICRs? (31/08/2012)

Summary: Getting some wires crossed is maybe the best description for the 2012 Amendment 1 to BS7671 2008, the IET Wiring Regulations 17th edition.
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If You Can't Stand the Heat... (31/07/2012)

Summary: Fire kills - so what should electrical contractors be doing to make sure your customers’ installations are safe? Giuliano Digilio, the ECA’s Head of Technical Services gives his assessment.
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Fatality Sends Shocks Through the Installer Community (18/05/2012)

Summary: ECA and ELECSA warns electricians to follow correct procedures after unearthing catalogue of failings.
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Cutting the Carbs (02/04/2012)

Summary: A combination of factors including the muddle over the Feed In Tariff for solar PV, delays over the domestic RHI and confusion over the Green Deal have strained our fledgling relationship with renewable technology.  But there are other renewable technologies available that are proving their committment. 
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Part P Still Playing its Part (24/02/2012)

Summary: As the Government is set to overhaul England’s Building Regulations, Chris Beedel, Certification Director for ECA, explores the proposals surrounding Part P from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
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Cloudy Outlook with Sunny Spells? (21/12/2011)

Summary: ELECSA comment on Government’s FIT fiasco and the RHI delay.
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Pumped! How Heat Pumps Deliver Free Energy and Increase Business (05/12/2011)

Summary: Heat pumps are set to become the fastest growing renewable technology. In this seminar at EcoBuild on Wednesday 21st March, in the Installer Connect seminar room, Griff Thomas from ECA Certification will explain all you need to know about heat pumps and how to make the most of the business opportunities they present.
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Lean and FIT Avoids Boom and Bust (31/10/2011)

Summary: Griff Thomas, Technical Manager for Renewables, suggests that the change in the tariff
makes long-term sustainable sense for installers.
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Better to Get it Right than Get it Right Now (03/10/2011)

Summary: ELECSA, the certification arm of the ECA has responded to news of the delays to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by arguing: it is better to be late than never.
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Not RIP for PIRs (26/09/2011)

Summary: ELECSA advises contractors to wait for definitive coding for new Electrical Installation Condition Reports.
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Playing the Part (05/09/2011)

Summary: Chris Beedel, ECA certification director prepares for the Government’s Review of
Part P and calls for plain English and ‘more teeth’.
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Eco Summer Heatwave is Good News for Contractors (28/07/2011)

Summary: Contractors should be gearing up for a summer heat wave as householders take advantage of the surprise Government incentive to install eco heat technology in their homes.
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Saved in the 'Nick' of Time (28/07/2011)

Summary: Quick-thinking ELECSA member recognised as one of Britain’s top tradesmen.
ELECSA member Nick Blakeley has officially become one Britain’s top tradesman after his attention to health and safety was recognised in national award.
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Keeping FiT (14/07/2011)

Summary: Feed In Tariff Review does not take the shine off small scale domestic installations, says ELECSA.
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Which! Report: An Opportunity for Contractors to Shine (14/07/2011)

Summary: Solar PV is a vital business opportunity, says ELECSA.
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Not Getting Our Wires Crossed (04/07/2011)

Summary: Electrical contractors are in danger of getting their wires crossed because of the confusion and contradictory information surrounding Amendment No. 1 of BS7671:2008 requirements for electrical installations (17th Edition Wiring Regulations) which is due to be published on 1 July 2011.
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Warm Feeling (14/03/2011)

Summary: Generating green heat now means the generation of even more industry jobs and expertise, says Chris Beedel, Certification Director ECA Certification Ltd.
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Hop on the Big Green Bus! (30/01/2011)

Summary: The ECA and ELECSA energy efficiency and renewables roadshow will be coming to a close at the end of March.
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