1. N

    Training in Northern Ireland as a 'mature' learner.

    Hoping that someone can provide advice about entering the industry. I know there are many similar threads, but I'm looking for advice specific to training in NI. It's a struggle to find courses which aren't limited to those aged 16-24 and serving an apprenticeship. I'm mid 40s and...
  2. Pete999

    Flicking channels at Half time Scotland V Ireland

    Ended up watching TOWIE, what a load of Muppets, Jeez, still I suppose if people watch it regularly it pays for itself, but I would be embarrassed if I was from Essex, but I kept it togeveah for sanity's sake, I'm right emotional innit.
  3. bahum

    Electrician Any guesses which (Northern Ireland?) electrician company this might be???

    I'll try to keep it short: Back in 2014 we had an electrical company from Northern Ireland do some work for us in the Luton and Bedford areas of England. I don't remember their name (hence the question), all I know is they used to come to the area SEVERAL weeks in a row in the summer and they...
  4. Zer0900

    Noob from Ireland, first time site visitor

    Hi all, house basher working with a local contractor in Galway. Currently waiting to be called for my final phase. Was googling testing and verification as i havent done much of it in recent years, and came upon this site. Most lads I call havent a clue how to do these tests. Hoping to find...
  5. O

    changes in electrical trade in ireland

    hello all im in southern ireland and have been in the electrical trade for the last forty years almost and was registered with ecssa up to about five years ago when i changed jobs to another field i was going to go back but now find the goalposts are changed and the governing body are looking...
  6. S

    southern ireland certification

    We are a NICEIC + ECA registered uk company we have some commercial contracts in southern ireland, i am just wondering what the implications are as in testing and obviously installation, i know we have to work to the NATIONAL RULES for ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS EDITION FOUR. Do our test sheets...
  7. D

    Spark safe

    Hi this is one of my first posts so bare with me, I see a lot of jobs in Northern Ireland are now looking for you to be registered with spark safe. It seems to me to be exactly like JIB only they don't actually send you out a plastic card and charge you £170 to register compared to £50 for JIB...
  8. B

    The Snoopers Charter

    Well this seems to have been swept through without much publicity.(By the folks who control publicity) see The Government just passed the most extreme surveillance law in history – say goodbye to your privacy -...
  9. 123

    Northern Ireland Building Regulations (2012) 2016-09-18

    Building Regulations for Northern Ireland as of 2012
  10. 123

    Northern Ireland Building Regulations (2012)

    123 submitted a new resource: Northern Ireland Building Regulations (2012) - Northern Ireland Building Regulations (2012) Read more about this resource...
  11. N

    Domestic Shower supply

    Hi everyone need a bit of guidance, I have a shower to wire in an upstairs flat. It is an old fuse wire dist board therefore I am installing a shower consumer unit. The run of cable is only approx 4 metres as dist board is just on other side of bathroom wall. On the consumer unit I am going to...
  12. T

    Any help and advice on getting working on OHL?

    Hi to all.. I am a fully qualified spark, but wanting a change now, i am wanting to try and get into working on OHL (Over head lines) i have contacted various energy companies regarding employment with them and they are wanting a minimum of HND before they're interested. I have...
  13. T

    working in uk-from ireland

    apologies if this has been covered before im finding my feet around here:ninja: ive recently qualified as an elctrician in ireland i was fortunate enough to work for a large company and spent my time part of a maintenance team in a large factory, im hoping to continue in electrical maintenance...
  14. L

    Solar sensitive controls

    Hi All, I have a client who wants to know if I can supply controls that will turn on the electric coil in her immersion heater only when her PV system is generating. Whilst I know a controls engineer who could make something up for me it seems a bit OTT to bring him in on a domestic job...
  15. H

    possible to change to a US socket?

    We're wondering if it's possible for an electrician to change our UK socket to a US socket, as we have a lot of devices from the states and don't wish to have dozens of adaptors around the house. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.
  16. V

    Looking for work in england

    Hi i am a electrician from ireland i am coming to england for work as ireland is ruined at the minute. i have a lot of experience and im a great time keeper. I have a city and guilds in photovoltaics. before i was a electrician i worked for ntl so i good experience in sound and visuals also in...
  17. D

    Domestic Domestic appliance courses

    Hi, Wondering if any of you (especially those living in Ireland) know of any domestic appliance repair courses? Have searched and searched and cannot find anything at all in Ireland! Any ideas? Would consider traveling to the UK if the courses contained the same certification as the...
  18. A

    working in ireland

    going to do some work in ireland for a mates brother and have a few questions. is there a diffrent colour code out there or is it the same as over here and haveing a new meter fited but there said that they need the electican to paper work first but didnt now if i was ok to sign it off i have...
  19. P

    Help Picking A Generator

    Hi there, I was wondering if anyone can help me out at all as I have tried all my local contacts and services and have had no luck at all. Basically I own a car repair garage and have purchased a 3 phase rolling brake tester unit which has 2 x 3.7 kw motors in it as well as a control panel, the...
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