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Case Study: Scott

Skilled trades are popular choice for many looking for a career change. With a shortage of electricians on the rise and smart technology installation in high demand, there has never been a better time to retrain and become an electrician. Before deciding to join us here at EC4U, Scott was working for the NHS in Somerset, […]

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Case Study: Oliver

Our Domestic Electrician Package attracts a wide range of people with various backgrounds. With the additional experience week, it makes for the perfect package to set someone up with the skills and confidence they need in their new electrical career. Oliver recently completed our electrical courses in January, coming from a lighting design background, working alongside […]

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Why it’s important to register your electrical appliances

A staggering 63% of us do not register any new electrical purchases online. With nearly 93 million wet and dry large appliances being used in homes around the UK, the risk has never been greater. You may not think registering your appliances is important or necessary, but it actually helps eliminate any potential electrical hazards […]

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Cable management at home and work

Tangled cables can haunt you at home and at work. The ‘cable spaghetti’ lurking behind most TVs and underneath desks can cause more danger than you think. It’s important that businesses and workplaces avoid the spaghetti cables behind computers, large systems and even under desks. From a maintenance point, it makes any repair work simple […]

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IP Ratings Explained

When installing lights in your home or purchasing electrical equipment, you need to be aware of what IP codes are and how they affect your product choices. What is an IP rating? IP stands for Ingress Protection and is formed with two numbers, shown in this format: IPXX. The two numbers refer to two separate levels […]

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