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What Electricians can expect in 2018


electrical coursesPreviously we mentioned how Able Skills are brightening the future for the Electrical Industry. The sector continues to glow as we look at what 2018 holds in store for anyone who enrolled onto Electrical Courses.

We announced plans for the 18th Edition Electrical BS  7671 Course which places emphasis on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) expects this new edition to be live by July this year and will hold great influence for future tradesmen regarding being up to date with industry regulations.

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The importance of knowing the latest regulations within the electrical industry prove vital at times of tragedy such as the terrible disaster at the Grenfell Tower fire last summer. Following such event, government has launched an independent review into building regulations and fire safety. Electricians can expect the review to take a deeper look into the regulatory system around the Design, construction and ongoing maintenance of buildings, including electrical work. This means substandard work that falls below national standards will not be tolerated.

Electricians should expect to be kept in the know and work within the standards set by not falling behind and taking it upon themselves to keep a sharp skill set. The Former Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, Dame Judith Hackitt said, 'There is plenty of good practice, but it is not difficult to see how those who are inclined to take shortcuts can do so. Change control and quality assurance are poor throughout the process. What is initially designed is not what is being built, and quality assurance of materials and people is seriously lacking'.

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(Student News Daily)

A further report expected soon this year also states a movement that aims to put a stop to the use of Halogen Lighting. Such ban will forbid the sale of the average 60W Halogen bulb. What does this mean for electricians? In order to oblige by such ban, the use of energy saving bulbs or LED's will be encouraged with the best option being advised by contractors.

Able Skills always keep our students up to date with the latest industry regulations through essential electrical courses and teaching excellence. Keep an eye on our news page as well as our Facebook and Twitter for all the latest information.