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July 2011 Issue 5


electrical digest


THE EZINE FOR THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY


Inside:  Feature: Lightning Protection  Feature: Training  Feature: Building Controls  Feature: Electrical Distribution  Feature: Drives and Control  Case Study: Cablofil UK  Products Update  News


NICEIC Offers e-learning Option For First Amendment


Contractors looking to get an early understanding of the first amendment to the 17th Edition wiring regulations can now learn online thanks to a new e-course offering from NICEIC.


The first amendment is published on July 1and will have significant consequences for everyone involved in the design, erection and verification of electrical wiring systems. The e-learning course will provide details of what to expect so users can go about their work confidently and in the knowledge that it will comply with future regulations.


The course has been produced through a partnership between NICEIC and Trades e-Academy, a division of Virtual College. This innovative style of course provision provides a flexible approach to skills development and reduces any potential loss of income as a result of time spent away from work. The course, which can be taken at the learners own time and pace, costs £49.50 plus VAT and is available from July 1. Bookings are being taken now and the first 100 peo- ple to sign up will receive a 15% discount.


In addition to this NICEIC is also running a series of first amendment workshops. The one day workshops will cover all the expected changes and are being run at various venues across the country.


Those who book now will get a place on the workshop, a free DVD (safe isolation procedures) and a copy of the IET Wiring Regulations 17th edition BS7671:2008 incorporating amendment No1 2011 – all for £155. For more details visit www.niceicdirect.com and book your place now.


Thomas & Betts Rail Products Right On Track At Railtex 2011


With a portfolio of market leading brands and products under a single stand, Thomas & Betts successfully introduced its full range of rail solution products at Railtex 2011.


Held at Earls Court, London during 14 - 16th June Railtex is a key event in the rail industry calendar with over 8,000 visitors from 47 countries. For Thomas and Betts it proved a successful platform to include the entire range of Thomas & Betts rail products.


With renowned brands including Adaptaflex, PMA and Furse, and product ranges including marketing leading flexible conduit systems, earthing & lightning protection and electrical systems protection the stand attracted interest from a wide range of industry professionals. Visitors included rail operators, infrastructure / maintenance providers and regulatory authorities – and a host of key enquiries were generated over the three days.


“ The Railtex exhibition was a great success – providing an ideal opportunity to showcase the Thomas & Betts portfolio of innovative and reliable solutions for the rail industry” Tony Marston, Thomas & Betts Sales Director, UK & Eire


Plus, there was a great deal of visitor enthusiasm for the Ipad2 prize draw – with the three winners being announced on the brand websites.


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