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Big Energy Saving Week

This week is Big Energy Saving Week – a special event organised by the government, Citizens Advice, Energy Saving Trust, energy suppliers, charities and volunteer organisations to help people up and down the country save money on their energy bills. The event runs through to Sunday 28th October and features events up and down the country promoting energy saving technology, techniques and advice designed to help consumers get through the cold win... [more]

SIPOS accredited for safety standards

Process standards and systems are as important to SIPOS Aktorik as meeting product and performance legislation for the company’s electric actuation technology. As part of its welfare policy, SIPOS achieved the SCC standard, a safety checklist for contractors. A recent additional achievement has been BS OHSAS 18001 Certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Both the SCC and BS certifications have assessed SIPOS’ manage... [more]

SIL3 PR from Weidmuller

With its new SAFESERIES safety relays, Weidmüller offers modules designed to shut down process industry plant and plant components in the event of an emergency. The G3 coated version is a requirement for applications, where there is a high concentration of hydrogen sulphide and it has been tested in accordance with EN 60068-2-60. TUV NORD has certified that the SAFESERIES safety relay range fulfils SIL3 requirements in accordance with EN 61508. ... [more]

Cabinet reshuffle could offer huge opportunity for electrical sector, says ECA

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) welcomes the appointment of several new ministers to key government positions. These new appointments have the potential to positively impact the electrical and wider construction industry in both the short term and long term. The appointment of Mark Prisk as Housing Minister is particularly welcome given his previous portfolio as Construction Minister. We hope that he will draw on his past experie... [more]

RTI - The Summer Challenge - Electrical Trade

How employers report Pay as You Earn (PAYE) details to HM Revenue & Customs is changing. HMRC’s Jane Brothwood explains to employers in the Electrical Trade what they need to do to prepare. What is Real Time Information? From April 2013 there will be a new way to report PAYE in real time, Real Time Information (RTI). Under the present PAYE system, employers tell HMRC what deductions they have made from employees’ pay at the end of the year.... [more]

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