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  1. haptism

    Article about umbrella

    Worth a read for those who in the dark https://www.earwigwork.com/post/why-you-might-be-the-reason-umbrella-companies-exist-and-what-to-do-to-get-rid-of-em
  2. D

    Interesting article about small business pension pitfall

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-50157515 Thee three words
  3. M

    Here’s a interesting article

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-you-really-test-circuit-6-dan-jackson-fiet incasee u dont use liked in heres the article in 2 posts An interesting article about testing , as there are companies out there pricing at £6/£8 a circuit ( madness) basicly just giving a report with unable to...
  4. W

    Blown through the air? (Mail Online Article)

    Not sure if anyone's seen this article, apologies if someone's already posted about it.
  5. C


    Hello All, I am a subscriber [free] to `Wiring Matters` the IET online Electrical Industry magazine and today I received the reminder email for the September edition which has an article titled `Electrical Qualifications` - I have sometimes seen Members asking questions on the Forum about the...
  6. D

    Which certificate

    I've got a small office which was connected to a B32 MCB, inside the office it had a 2kW heater, 58W luminaire and 2 x double sockets. The sockets and heater have been removed, just leaving the 58W luminaire. Replacing the supply MCB from B32 to B6, would this warrant a minor works or would...
  7. Spoon

    Brexit court defeat for UK government

    The latest news Brexit court defeat for UK government - BBC News - http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-37857785
  8. K

    Fixed appliance testing/point to point testing

    Hi, Is there a risk of tripping a consumer unit RCD when measuring earth continuity on a class 1 fixed appliance e.g. a wall heater supplied via a FCU. I carry out a continuity test between accessible earthed metal parts of the equipment and the earth in the supply (i.e. FCU screw with...
  9. vxwestie

    two installations, one earth rod

    A customer of mine has two installations (self contained barn coversions) connected to the same earth electrode. Each consumer unit has a 16mm cable connected to the same rod. I cant help thinking this is poor practice, but what regs does it break, if any?
  10. R

    Prospective Fault Current

    I was under the impression that PFC is the greater of either the PEFC or the PSSC. Now look at this article (endorsed by the NIC) on Voltimum.... Voltimum Q&A I am assuming that the guy's tester is indicating over-range on the PSSC measurement. Apart from the fact that the way it is written...
  11. N

    ESC switched on magazine

    This issue is great, article about electrical installation condition report Electrical fire in care home etc a real good read this monthhttp://www.esc.org.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/public/switched_on/SwitchedOn21_web_locked.pdf
  12. SolarCity

    FITS review - stand alone systems

    Just been scanning through my early morning reading material and came across an article in Roofing Today about the FITs review. In this article, it claims that Stand Alone Systems will only receive 9p per kWh after August 2011. Surely this is incorrect as I've not heard anything about this...
  13. D

    Solar pannels on newsnight now

    Article on newsnight about photovoltaic. bbc2 10.30pm-11.20pm. Title: Goldrush, but is the sun about to set?
  14. J

    Industrial Fused Neutral in Fork Truck Charger

    We had Four new power pallet trucks at work and the first to chargers delivered (single phase) had a short supply flex which is to short for our use. Upon fitting a new flex i found that the line conductor when straight to the primary side of the transforme and the neutral when to the fuse...
  15. D

    Professional indemnity insurance (NOT Public liability)

    Just wondering where you guys get your PI (Professional Indemnity) insurance from (NOT Public liability). I’ve had the same policy with AXA for years that covered both PI & PL this year they sent through a renewal for just Public Liability. When I rang and queried why I hadn’t received a renewal...
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