Electricians who have received as little as five weeks training are deemed “competent” by industry bodies which allow them to sign off on electrical work carried out, stating that it is safe and legal.
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A warning has been issued to tradespeople all over the UK to be on guard when it comes to exposure to asbestos, especially those working in electrics after a retired electrician from Sunderland was diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer.
According to The Electrical Safety Council there are 20,000 non-registered ‘electricians’ in the UK and many homeowners are hiring them without checking their credentials.
With the world of mobile technology dominating the buyers market at the moment, it’s no surprise that hundreds of apps are being created especially for tradespeople.
A new one that has caught the attention of localtraders.com is ServiceM8, an app that can help electricians manage their schedules by assigning jobs to workers who are at different locations.
Over 200 protesters, including electricians and construction workers gathered outside a black-tie dinner event in Central London over a pay dispute.