'Evolving role of an electrician' theme for second NICEIC Live
Second NICEIC Live at Epsom Downs
Contractors visiting the ’Evolving role of an electrician’ focused NICEIC Live benefited from topics such as energy saving lighting, microgeneration and the Green Deal.
TV presenter Suzi Perry gave a talk on the influence of gadgets and their increasing demand on energy consumption around the home.
She commented. ’Homes are being designed around technology instead of the other way round and this will only increase in the future. This is driving innovation and creating more and more opportunities for electricians who are needed to install all this new technology’.
Other seminar speakers included:
- Peter Osborne, Renewable energy expert, on growing demand for sustainable technology
- Mike Simpson, Technical and Design Director at Philips Lighting on LED lighting
- Tony Cable and Darren Staniforth from the NICEIC on EICR’s in practice, Solar PV and electrical car charging points
- Tony Cable on the changing face of the industry since he started out in the 1950’s.
In addition to the presentations there was a busy exhibition including some of the biggest names in the industry including Milwaukee Tools, Megger, Dehn, Philips Lighting and Clik.
Mark Smith, Head of Group Marketing at NICEIC, said: ’NICEIC Live is about putting on something different and giving electricians knowledge and expertise that they can take back to their day to day role’.
The NICEIC Live South 2013 conference and exhibition proved to be the biggest and most successful show to date, with over 700 visitors in attendance. Held at the Epsom Downs Racecource, the electrical industry conference was headlined by social housing guru Wayne Hemmingway. A presentation was also chaired by Atkins director, Kevin Freeman who spoke about being the Energy Services Lead for the 2012 London Olympics.
Green Deal is proving to be a great opportunity for contractors of all trades and over 380 companies have already signed up for Green Deal installer status via the NICEIC, making them the leading Green Deal certification body. Green Deal will make energy efficiency easy and affordable, aiming to help tackle 14 million properties by 2020. To benefit, installer must have certification against the Green Deal Installer Standard, PAS2013.
A range of electrical, Gas Safe, heating and plumbing products is now available from the NICEIC Direct 2013-14 publication. The new catalogue features products from ELECSA, ECA, Irwin, Click Scolmore and Snickers and covers workwear, tools and equipment including home automation and electric vehicle charging points. Information on books, training and certificates is also included in the catalogue with training courses covering gas, the environment and electrics.
NICEIC training course for electrical contractors, in partnership with Click Scolmore and smart home product specialist iNELS, enables attendees to expand their knowledge of wireless control systems.
Electrical contractor has been fined for fraudulently claiming to be registered with NICEIC.