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  1. S

    New build query for Scottish based electricians

    Been asked to carry out the electrics in a new build for someone I know. Although I’m a qualified electrician I’m not registered with Select or a similar body, I know it is advised to use someone from one of these bodies to carry out work & sign it off but where would I stand legally if I just...
  2. A

    What career path is available for an adult to become an electrician in Scotland?

    Hello I have been going round in circles on the internet trying to find information. I am currently working as an ROV Pilot Tech and have previously worked as a UPS engineer. Can anyone tell me what routes I can take to become an electrician in Scotland while keeping my current job. I am on a...
  3. littlespark

    Scottish news. Edinburgh explosion!

    Heard on radio tonight. Happened at around 5pm. From BBC News Suspected gas explosion. So expect a rush of "safety" improvements throughout construction industry.
  4. W

    Scottish Fica Test Motors

    Hi guys Just wondering if anyone can give me a bit of a heads up for what to expect in the motors section of the F.I.C.A (Final integrated competency assessment) test which im planning to sit in the coming months. Its not something Im very familiar with in my workplace. Replies appreciated...
  5. W

    Scottish Fica Test

    Hi guys Im wondering if anyone can help me out, Im due to sit my Fica test in a couple months for the end of my electrical apprenticeship and Im wondering if anyone can give me a heads up on the motors and the door entry system because they are the two areas Im least confident in. Any advice...
  6. DC-backfrom the past

    Scottish legislation re heat smoke detectors

    Hi can anyone assist. House renovatiob was completed by a builder etc , Planning officer was in and stated that a heat detector was required in kitchen. This was to be interlinked with other smokes in the building . Place has been fully decorated. Lathe and plaster ceilings and walls. ( old...
  7. Grangewood

    Scottish Certification

    Afternoon all .. My Son has just bought a property in Scotland... it needs a new Consumer Unit and minor work .. I know there is No Part P as such but He’s been told I can’t certify my work up there due to not being part of the Scottish approved Contractors scheme .. is this correct, do I need...
  8. T

    Help with Scottish Qualifications

    Hello, so I have recently decided that I wish to partake upon the task of becoming a qualified electrician (I know it's a pretty lengthy process). However, I am 26 years old and have been told that attaining an apprenticeship in the central belt of Scotland will be hard due to my age. I am...
  9. Spoon

    Anger after 'hardcore huntress' shoots goat on Scottish island

    Anger after 'hardcore huntress' shoots goat - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-45967845 Now I've never been into hunting, but personally I don't see the problem with the this American actress hunting in Scotland. It's not an endangered species or anything. Now there is...
  10. littlespark

    Hollywood leads in Anti Scottish racism row

    I tried to make title sound like a tabloid headline. This is a still from the latest Avengers film. Thank you for reinforcing the stereotype that the Scots eat unhealthily. Deep fried Kebab. Really? They also portray Scotland with empty streets. Even at night time when this scene takes place...
  11. M

    Bad experience having isolator switch fitted by Scottish Power/Actavo

    I "recently" contacted my DNO to have an isolator switch fitted beside my meter (my consumer unit needs changing and I didn't want to pull the fuse). I was told I needed to contact Scottish Power who charged me £85 but failed to turn up for the appointment, resulting in me having to contact them...
  12. JK-Electrical

    Up to 2,000 unqualified electricians are endangering the Scottish public, SELECT tells Ministers

    Up to 2,000 unqualified electrical businesses are potentially putting the safety of the Scottish public at risk. As part of our campaign to regulate the profession of electrician, SELECT undertook an in-depth research exercise to establish that a total of 103 electricians were trading in the...
  13. B

    Thinking of a change to supply side our trade... Advice??

    Hi this is my first post, browsed a few times and seems to be the place for quires answered. I'm an approved electrician plenty of domestic experience rewiring, basic bread and butter sparky stuff. I'm now working as a foreman at the moment but thinking of a change and fancy getting into the...
  14. G

    biffs last minute wimbledom thread.....

    all set for an epic final dont think murray can win from coming behind , needs to stay in front..........
  15. C

    Contacting DNO's

    Has anyone got a good method of finding out the contact numbers for various DNO's - I need to find out some info regarding a site in Leytonstone, London.
  16. O

    Replacing tails/DNO seals etc

    Having read a few threads on here isn't it about time that our trade organisations got together and petitioned the suppliers to agree a consistent process by which all registered part p electricians can break seals on the main fuse for isolation, the seal on the meter and then replace them with...
  17. Z

    Ho can one become MOCOPA authorised Single and Three phase metering engineer?

    Hi guys, How can I become a MOCOPA authorised Single and Three phase metering engineer? That is a meter fitter? Thank you!
  18. G

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Ecs & jib

    Theres always a lot of confusion with regard ECS & JIB matters, hopefully this will help out a bit.:) Also, the ECS card has a new website, with a lot of useful and more importantly understandable info on it. Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card
  19. M

    cable head fuses when doing load test

    hi looking for some help i am doing some load test in shops to see if i can fit some new heaters i am doing a load test at the main board with tong testers and getting my results ok but i dont now if my cable head fuse is 60 amp or 80 amp with out cutting the seal on the main fuse what...
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