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Swarfega surveyed a group of outdoor workers about sun protection

And the results aren’t pretty. One in four outdoor workers surveyed went without sun protection in last year’s record-breaking summer heat.

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Ten weird and wacky rules tradespeople have been forced to follow

Dickies’ new study reveals the ten most ludicrous Health & Safety rules that tradespeople have been forced to follow when working on site.

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Good news for Nigels as they come out on top of trustworthiness study

It’s a good time to be a Nigel, as they came out on top in a list of names UK homeowners trust most to work on their homes!

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Meet the Young Manufacturer of the Year

When the time came to pick a career path, Tom Hunt wasn’t entirely sure which way to go. He’d always liked electronics and taking things apart to see how they worked, but wasn’t sure how to turn this passion into a full-time occupation.

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The benefits of a digital approach

Sean Miller, Electrician Programme Manager at Schneider Electric, talks connectivity and contractors.

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CEF Live shows off the best of the electrical industry

CEF LIVE 2019 took place at the NEC in Birmingham last month, bringing a jam-packed two days of industry insights and trends, new product launches and amazing on the day deals to almost 4,000 electrical professionals.

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JTL Apprentice represents England’s Deaf Football Team in European Championships

JTL apprentice Will Rolls is an electrician by day – but appears as an international defender for England Deaf Men’s Football Team by night. 

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College receives massive boost from Schneider Electric

When Schneider Electric contacted Warrington & Vale Royal College’s Dave Love, he didn’t expect to receive ‘more than £90,000’ of products for students.

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Features

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SPARKS Blog: CPD in the electrical industry

Online electrical wholesaler TradeSparky looks at some of the different sources of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) available within the Electrical Industry.

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SPARKS Blog: What to do if you are struggling to afford tools

The expense of buying power tools for your course can be hard to meet for some apprentices. Nick Chan, Marketing Manager at HiKOKI, explains why they have partnered with The Rainy Day Trust to help.

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Bosch Innovation Day: What can we expect this year?

Our digital editor Tom spent the day at Bosch to see their latest innovations in tools and technology. Find out what you can expect this year!

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Hall of Shame – 6th June

Here’s some examples of what not to do! We teamed up with Crap Electrical UK to showcase some of the biggest electrical tragedies around.

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