Bsria will be launching a three day industry course: Disability Access Legislation & Surveys to ensure compliance with the DAA (Disability Access Audit).

The audit is evaluation of a building or service and its accessibility to disabled people.

Electricians can keep up to speed with the 18th Edition Wiring Regs, with a new online course provided by the IET.

The course is suitable for those needing working knowledge of BS 7671, including electrical installers, designers, specifiers and those working in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment, and will prepare electricians for the City & Guilds 2382:18 exam.

Domestic fires in Great Britain are to be recorded in a different way following a Home Office plan to update the Incident Recording System (IRS) currently employed.

“Rapid technological change has resulted in many everyday appliances becoming more complex – as have the causes of fires.  So it’s extremely encouraging that there is a willingness to change how domestic fires will be recorded, following our recommendation in April," Phil Buckle of Electrical Safety First said.

Electrical Review hears from Mike Hughes, zone president of UK and Ireland for Schneider Electric, regarding the benefits and the level of AI uptake in his sector.

Rigel Medical, part of the Seaward Group, has invested in Singapore, with its first facility in Asia.

It’s the latest step in Rigel’s plan to reach new markets in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.

eLight Group Holdings has acquired a UK-based LED Light as a Service (LaaS) company which has been in operation since 2014. Now re-branded as eLight Works, the LaaS company previously registered as Energy Works had revenues of £3.5m in 2017 and completed over 100 projects for commercial clients in the UK and the Gulf States. 

Transient surges are a change in fundamental frequency that occur thousands of times a day when using a VFD (variable frequency drive). Standard surge protection devices are voltage triggered only and do not account for these transient surges that can lead to confusion in electrical systems. Examples include false zero crossing, false triggering of diodes and timing issues.

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit could result in serious issues in electricity supply to Northern Ireland.

With a current shared market between Northern Ireland and the Republic, leaving the EU could essentially exclude Britain from Europe’s electricity market.

Over the past five years, Electric Vehicle (EV) registrations have increased from 3,500 to 155,000 and demand for reliable charging infrastructure to support this is unprecedented.

Logic4training now has on offer an Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installer course, a qualification developed in partnership with industry specialist, Rolec.

The IET is hoping to be heavily involved in any digital transformation of the built environment.

Rick Hartwig, IET policy lead for built environment, said: “We are inspired by the ambition of the sector deal. The IET is looking forward to playing a role in improving the quality of our built environment and making a step change in productivity. We aim to support the digital transformation of the sector.

NICEIC and Elecsa’s live cinema event last week saw a broadcast on the new 18th Edition wiring regulations, beamed via satellite to 40 cinema screens simultaneously. 

The 18th Edition seminar was broadcast from the Faraday Theatre, at The Royal Institution. Hosted by Darren Staniforth and Alan Wells, the talk focused on the changes included in the new regulations and what it will mean for electricians in their day-to-day work.

Roxtec is working on Britain’s new £200m polar research vessel - RRS Sir David Attenborough – supplying a range of specialist safety seals.

It will operate in extreme conditions in both Antarctica and the Arctic, enduring up to 60 days in sea-ice for scientists to gather data on the climate and oceans.

Control instrumentation and electrical wiring specialists CMR Group has secured a second Investors in People Gold (IIP) for its ‘outstanding’ commitment to staff development and training.

The award, achieved by only a handful of UK organisations and reflecting best practice, sees CMR UK accredited against the sixth generation Investors in People standard.