Electric.ie Nov/Dec Edition

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 41 Industry News **** Representing IRISH ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS' interests at: Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland NSAI Technical Committees Solas Apprenticeships **** Employment Law and Technical Advice Special rates with ARACHAS insurance BIG RED BOOK / CLOUD accounting software Discount rates on our many courses - Safe Pass, Manual Handling, MEWP, Electrical Estimating and more Distributors of New Wiring Rules IS10101 and IS 3217 & IS 3218 Standards **** If you are an ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, AECI MEMBERSHIP will add value to your business We Welcome New Members Contact us today - Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland), Woodview Centre, Main Street,Celbridge, Co. Kildare. W23 C8W2 Phone: +353 (01) 610 2715 info@aeci.ie www.aeci.ie Association of Electrical Contractors of Ireland. A driving force in the Irish Electrical Engineering and Contracting Industry since 1960. Over 200 contractor members employing over 3,000 electricians and apprentices. Supplying comprehensive Technical and Business support and facilities. The move has seen Chadwicks Sam Hire, which is part of the Chadwicks Group, equipped with Seaward’s compact bench top SafeCheck 8 testers at its 23 hire locations across the country to enable electrical safety tests to be carried out quickly and efficiently. This ensures that power tools such as drills, saws, breakers, a/c units and dehumidifiers among other electrical rental equipment are routinely serviced, tested and function correctly before they go out on hire. Chadwicks Sam Hire uses sophisticated test technology specifically designed for the hire, Ireland's Chadwicks Sam Hire uses Seaward SafeCheck 8 to improve electrical safety standards of hire equipment rental and services industries. The firm has been using the SafeCheck 8 tester for the last eight years, along with a label printer, bar code scanners, fault simulator unit and test beacon, to provide a comprehensive and traceable ‘test and tag’ safety solution. Featuring built-in pre-configured tests for Class I, Class II and IEC extension lead/power cord testing to ensure compliance with the Hire Association of Europe code of practice and all other safety regulations, the tester automatically sequences through earth bond, insulation, earth leakage, continuity and full function load tests to ensure that hire equipment continues to perform within original specifications. Chadwicks Sam Hire’s extensive product range includes products that also require flash testing as part of testing procedures - and the SafeCheck 8 with its 1250V AC Class 1 and 3000V AC Class 2 test voltages is ideally suited for this task. ർIreland’s leading firm of builders’ merchants has provided its tool hire operation with advanced electrical safety testing technology as part of an ongoing commitment to improved health and safety.