EC4U Blog

Catch up with all the latest EC4U news, informative updates, hints, tips, advice and more…

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Electricians rank the most trustworthy trade by the public

During a recent survey by Which? of almost 1,500 people, 80% said they trust electricians the most to improve their home and make repairs. Meanwhile, only 48% said they trusted roofers and 53% said they trusted builders. Finding the right tradesperson for the job can be time consuming and stressful, but the worries don’t stop […]

Read more