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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 […]

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Electrician Courses 4U becomes an ECA Educational Associate

EC4U are proud to announce their new ECA Educational Associate status. EC4U is officially a member of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) Educational Associate Programme. The ECA was founded in 1901 and is the largest UK trade organisation, supporting and representing electrical contractors and installers within the industry, helping to improve overall industry standards. Their […]

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Safe Isolation

In this video, we will be demonstrating how to perform safe isolation at a consumer unit. We will demonstrate de-loading the board, fitting a lock off device and using an approved voltage detector to test that the consumer unit is safe to work on.

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Continuity of Main Bonding

This video will demonstrate how to check the continuity and measure the resistance of your main bonding. It will also show you where to enter the results and the details of your main bonding in the electrical installation certificate.

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Radial Lighting Circuit

In this video, we will be showing you how to test for the continuity of the circuit protective conductors in a lighting circuit using the (R1 + R2) method. We’ll begin by joining the line and protective conductors, before moving onto measuring at each point in the circuit and checking the functionality of the switches.

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