Sparks Electrical News

The IET Wiring Regulations, also known as BS 7671, are the standard for electrical installation, covering areas such as verification, inspection, testing, cable sizing, earthing and installation. This latest edition of the regulations should be of interest to all those concerned with the design, installation and maintenance of electrical wiring in buildings, including professionals such as electricians, electrical contractors and maintenance technicians, as well as academic institutions.

In the competitive and dangerous field of electrical contracting, safety issues are vital. If a contractor has too many job-related accidents and an unsatisfactory safety rating, it could directly impact the company’s productivity, performance, insurance rating and bottom line. Having a trained safety professional on-site can help improve not only the company’s work habits but overall productivity as well. It also frees up the owner to focus on planning for future growth rather than keeping an eye on proper safety practices.

For the reliable and fast cutting of plastic corrugated pipes with universal capacity range of diameters from 13 to 32 mm, Garry Lumpe Imports offers Knipex Corrugated Pipe Cutters. The tools are easy to use; simply press the Knipex TwistCut together and turn with slight pressure. This leaves a clean cutting edge with no damage to internal cables as the cut is always at the top of the corrugation.

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), everyone from homeowners to small retailers and businesses can install a ‘smart’ and affordable lighting control system, enabling them to control it locally or remotely from a mobile phone. These simple-to-operate systems, which are set to become the norm, present many benefits. Not only do they help save energy, the remote management and scheduling features give the impression of false occupancy when users are away, allowing for greater property security. The scene feature available on the Aurora AOne app allows for specific comfort levels at the touch of a button.

Two cable thieves have each been sentenced to three years in prison. The pair had been convicted of stealing an underground cable at the Kaalfontein College substation in Midrand in January this year.

Willem Frederick Ludwick, known in the industry as ‘Wimpie’, is the general manager of BEKA Schreder, a company he has worked at for over 18 years. In this time, he has witnessed many changes in the world of lighting, and believes that one of the biggest challenges currently facing the industry is regulation, or lack thereof.

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