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6 03, 2019

WEEE Regulations 2019 Explained

2019-04-08T16:34:01+01:00March 6th, 2019|Industry News|

What are the WEEE Regulations? The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations were introduced in 2007 to set targets for the collection, recovery and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The regulations required that companies that manufactured, imported or sold EEE must report on the weight of the products [...]

27 02, 2019

18th Edition Arc Fault Protection

2019-04-09T08:22:02+01:00February 27th, 2019|18th Edition|

The 18th Edition wiring regulations require designers and installers to ensure that their installations are designed and constructed so that the risk of ignition from high temperatures or electric arc is minimised. Protection requirements include protecting against fire caused by insulation, arcs, sparks and high temperatures. Installing arc fault protection is [...]

20 02, 2019

RCD Selection and 18th Edition Regulations

2019-04-09T08:25:48+01:00February 20th, 2019|18th Edition|

So, what do the new regulations say about RCDs and how can designers make sure they stay compliant and carry out proper electrical design, installations and assessments? For downloadable guides on the new regulations and information on other key areas of BS7671:2018 visit our 18th Edition Hub. Types of RCD Regulation [...]

12 02, 2019

18th Edition Regulations For Caravan Parks

2019-05-16T16:53:10+01:00February 12th, 2019|18th Edition|

BS7671:2018 was released on the 2nd of July 2018 and came into effect on the 1st of January 2019. There are many significant changes made to regulations that apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations in domestic, commercial and residential structures. Section 708 applies to the electrical installations in [...]

6 02, 2019

Click Flow Connectors

2019-02-06T09:23:15+01:00February 6th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

Inventing product solutions that will help electricians carry out installation projects more quickly and efficiently is what drives Scolmore’s new product development programme and the latest additions to the Click Flow Connector range are no exception. The new 20A 3 and 4 Pole Fast Fit Flow Connectors feature push-in, low maintenance [...]

28 01, 2019

Industry Apprenticeships Surge In 2018

2019-03-19T09:58:24+01:00January 28th, 2019|Industry News|

The Electrical Distributor's Association (EDA) has reported on a 32% increase in industry apprenticeships in 2018 with overall interest in apprenticeships increasing by a further 27% for the year. The EDA supported 450 apprenticeships in 2018 (341 in 2017) and received a total of 782 enquiries between January and November. There [...]

9 01, 2019

Product Information Management Systems: What are they?

2019-01-09T14:36:09+01:00January 9th, 2019|Industry News|

In November, our Digital Integration Manager, Kieran Johnson, and IT Manager, Benjamin Cox, both attended a roundtable event at the Electrical Distributors' Association (EDA) head offices in London to discuss with affiliate EDA members Product Information Management systems for the electrical wholesale industry. ETIM-UK is an initiative of the EDA designed [...]

4 01, 2019

Available Now! Aico’s Multi-Sensor Heat and CO Alarm

2019-01-07T13:26:43+01:00January 4th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

The new Ei3028 Heat and CO Alarm from Aico is the first mains powered multi-sensor Heat and CO alarm to enter the UK fire safety market. It provides an effective solution to the protection of a kitchen and garage with just a single alarm from the threat of fire and Carbon [...]

24 12, 2018

Win Your Weight In Beer Winners!

2018-12-24T11:19:53+01:00December 24th, 2018|LEW News|

Congratulations to our Win Your Weight In Beer competition winners! Thank you to everyone who got involved! The winners at each branch were: Doncaster - JDM Electrical Contractors Ltd Gainsborough - Trent Valley Electrical Services Grimsby - Coldstar Electrical Hull - Sargents Electrical Services Ltd Mansfield - Acumen Projects Ltd Wakefield - [...]