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Wise words for Contractors - New 18th Edition Rules For Surge Protection

Wise words for Contractors - New 18th Edition Rules For Surge Protection

25/03/2019 admin

Significant changes have been made in the 18th Edition Regulations for Wiring Regulations. These...

Hager Consumer Units for Social Housing inside and out - think safety!

Hager Consumer Units for Social Housing inside and out - think safety!

12/06/2012 admin

This article is inspired from Hager's own, Social Housing Consumer Unit brochure, which deals with...

Wiring Regulations for domestic installations: nails, walls, and earthing

Wiring Regulations for domestic installations: nails, walls, and earthing

10/04/2012 admin

This article is a continuation of, Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar...

Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar installations

Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar installations

20/03/2012 admin

The good folks at the Electrical Safety Council have a lot of good information when it comes to...

what is the difference between a legal duty being ‘absolute’ and ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’?

what is the difference between a legal duty being ‘absolute’ and ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’?

01/08/2011 admin

Via the new SwitchedOn newsletter we find this interesting question under the Technical...

The bare bones of protection, the Skeleton Units and their more modern replacements

The bare bones of protection, the Skeleton Units and their more modern replacements

18/01/2011 admin

The following is a full quote of the article Electrical Wholesaler News posted not long ago via,...

2010 blog stats for the SparksDirect blog - the most read articles at Blog Sparks Direct

2010 blog stats for the SparksDirect blog - the most read articles at Blog Sparks Direct

07/01/2011 admin

Since everyone these days is talking / bragging about their stats, some even inventing top 10...

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(2), the cable entry + the isolation and switching

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(2), the cable entry + the isolation and switching

08/12/2010 admin

After introducing the Type B Distribution Boards and compliance with standards in the first part...

Simple Guide to Choosing an Electrician for the domestic electrical work - consumer guide to ordering domestic electrical work

Simple Guide to Choosing an Electrician for the domestic electrical work - consumer guide to ordering domestic electrical work

12/10/2010 admin

This guide has been produced by the ESC to help you when you want electrical installation work...

Hager Video - Hager advices about the Type B Distribution Boards and the 17th edition of Building Regulations

Hager Video - Hager advices about the Type B Distribution Boards and the 17th edition of Building Regulations

24/09/2010 admin

Great video put out by Hager in their Type B Distribution Boards section, a short clip that...

about Part M of the Building Regulations - are you Part M compliant or will you be complacent?

about Part M of the Building Regulations - are you Part M compliant or will you be complacent?

16/09/2010 admin

Via the Electrical Wholesaler News, here is an article we find useful - Part M - Compliant or...

Tips for your Electrical Safety Outdoors, Avoid Electrical Accidents in the Gardens

Tips for your Electrical Safety Outdoors, Avoid Electrical Accidents in the Gardens

16/04/2010 admin

NICEIC offers the below helpful tips in order to help you to use electrical equipment safely in...

Video - short Domestic Consumer Unit guide to the 17th regulations

Video - short Domestic Consumer Unit guide to the 17th regulations

31/03/2010 admin

We have previously posted the Hager guide to the 17th edition - The Consumer Unit Guide to the...

Short guide to the 17th edition of the Wiring regulations - main changes to the previous standards(2nd part)

Short guide to the 17th edition of the Wiring regulations - main changes to the previous standards(2nd part)

01/04/2009 admin

This article is the continuation of the Introduction to the IEE Wiring Regulations, the 17th...

Wiring Regulations 17th Edition, BS7671, introduction to the IEE Wiring Regulations

Wiring Regulations 17th Edition, BS7671, introduction to the IEE Wiring Regulations

01/04/2009 admin

The IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) put out some time ago the red-cover book...

Hager guide: Hager Junction Box Guide to the 17th Edition

Hager guide: Hager Junction Box Guide to the 17th Edition

26/03/2009 admin

For more than one hundred years the Wiring Regulations have provided the rules which must be...

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