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#noVANber petition to put an end to tool theft

If you’ve ever been a victim of tool theft, you will know that the time out of work can be costly and, if you have tool insurance, the claims process can be long. For some without insurance, it can even mean the loss of income and being forced to stop working. The current punishment for […]

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Case Study: Dan

Dan recently completed a series of our courses, starting with Part P, 18th Edition, Level 2 Inspection and Testing, before finishing with the EAL Level 3 Package. “I own a company and we currently outsource a lot of the electrical work” Dan says. “I already had a good knowledge of electrics before coming onto the […]

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Electric Heating for your Home

The majority of the UK use gas fired central heating to warm their homes. 2.2 million of us, however, use electricity as the primary means of warming our homes. There are several different types of electric heating available. We’re going to take a quick look at some of them and the pros and cons of […]

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Van tool theft at an all time high

October marks National Security Month and the biggest security worry that tradespeople have, is tool and van theft. As part of a Freedom of Information request, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles revealed that police forces have recorded more than 60,000 cases in the UK of tool theft from commercial vehicles since April 2015, with 23,859 incidents occurring […]

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Rogue trader misusing NICEIC logo is jailed and fined

Trade associations like the NICEIC have been put in place to help ensure a tradesperson is competent and installing to the current regulations. They also help reassure the customer that the tradesperson can sign off their own notifiable work and has had their work assessed. A man from Lanarkshire has recently been sentenced to prison […]

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