Electrical Contracting News (ECN) September 2016 - Page 3

CONTENTS 23 Project Focus Russell Drury talks to NG Bailey about its work at Wrightington Hospital. VOLUME 36 NO. 09 • SEPTEMBER 2016 SPECIAL FEATURE: 5 Industry News WIRING ACCESSORIES 40 44 47 Marie Parry of Scolmore Group looks at how electricians are using the skills they already possess to broaden the work they undertake, to meet changing demands and secure a healthy future for their businesses. Andy Mansfield at Honeywell catches up with two Honeywell Installer Network members to find out what they see as the greatest opportunity when it comes to generating business through smart controls. Extensive product information. All the latest news, views, events and industry information. 9 Contract News Who is putting what in where. 12 Lighting Projects High profile case studies from the lighting sector. 14 Editorial Riding the wave. 32 Battery storage 16 Key Issue Emma Clancy of Certsure explains why electrical safety should remain the domain of the skilled electrician. 19 Training Steve Everard of Rexel Energy Solutions explains why having the right skill-set is imperative to ensuring the success of battery storage technology. 35 UPS Skills and qualifications news. 26 Competition Win a Fitbit tracker courtesy of Scolmore. Alan Luscombe at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd explores the role of static switches and their contribution to UPS protection. 38 Industry trends 29 Emergency lighting Steve Marr at Legrand UK warns of the risks linked to archaic emergency lighting practice. James Harding at Newey & Eyre explains how contractors can ensure they choose the right LED product. Kraus & Naimer BLUE LINE switchgear since Our extensive range of Switch-Disconnectors doesn’t just stop at 100A 1907 20A- 1250A Give us a call on 01635 262626 03 Contents.indd 3 Your choice of enclosure Various colours - Up to 12 pole, mild or stainless steel, GRP, insulated plastic, sloping roof sales-uk@krausnaimer.com www.krausnaimer.co.uk 10/08/2016 16:17