Electric

Wiring an outdoor socket – What installers need to know

Having an outdoor plug socket can be incredibly useful for a variety of reasons – from powering garden equipment and lighting to enabling the use of electric cooking appliances and entertainment systems. Installer looks at what electrical contractors need to consider in order to ensure safety, compliance and durability: Outdoor plug sockets offer homeowners numerous […]

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Electrical Test Equipment – What installers need to know

Test equipment represents a significant financial investment for electrical contractors, so choosing the right product is vital. With the speed, accuracy, robustness and reliability of these devices at an all-time high, Installer looks at the latest developments in test equipment technology and identifies what to consider before making a purchase: There’s no shortage of choice […]

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Smart Video Doorbells – What installers need to know

Perfect for homeowners who want to monitor their homes while they are away and have the peace of mind of an extra layer of security, smart video doorbells have become increasingly popular. However, there’s more to installing them than meets the eye, Installer outlines what needs to be considered: Smart video doorbells are highly convenient, especially […]

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Batteries should not be fitted in lofts or escape routes

In his latest article, Mark Allison reflects on this year’s InstallerSHOW, and looks at some changes in the electrical industry including the new PAS 63100. Before I get into changes we have seen in the electrical industry this last three months or so – in particular related to the solar and battery storage sector – […]

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Two companies fined after electrician fell from height and fractured skull

Two companies have been sentenced after a worker fell from a scissor lift and fractured his skull, leaving him in an induced coma. The electrician, employed by Optilight Electrical Services Ltd, had been repairing light fittings at Expert Tooling and Automation Ltd’s site on Sayer Drive, Coventry when he fell from a scissor lift and […]

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