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NICEIC team up with Rolec EV to offer electric vehicle charging point training

The one day course is designed specifically for anyone wanting to get involved in the electrical vehicle charging industry. The course covers:NICEIC have teamed up with electric vehicle charging point experts Rolec EV to offer specialist training for anyone looking to expand their business.

  • a general introduction to the electric vehicle industry
  • an overview of the type of EVs available
  • an insight into government legislation and incentives
  • BS7671 supply, installation and protection requirements
  • the IET code of practice

There will also be a workshop covering the full range of Rolec EV’s charging equipment followed by an exam.  Successful candidates will have a fundamental knowledge of the supply, installation and protection requirements necessary for the installation of electric vehicle charging points.

They will also have the opportunity to go onto a centralised register which will be distributed throughout the EV industry enabling them to contact a contractor who has completed the course.

Although this course is primarily aimed at the electrician, the course can be undertaken by administrative and sales staff looking for a basic knowledge of the EV industry.

Mike Jackson, Head of Sales at NICEIC commented, “With more than 20 years experience manufacturing electrical equipment for the outdoor market, Rolec EV is the perfect partner for this course.”

The training course runs from December 2012. For more information or to book your place call 0870 013 0389 or contact training@niceic.com

Published 29 November 2012

Introducing Online Certification

A revolutionary way to certify and notify jobs easier, faster, better.

NICEIC will shortly be launching a new way to certify jobs in a simple, streamlined and cost-effective way. The new system has been created to make the creation, storage and administration of certificates and forms a simpler and more streamlined process; all at no extra cost for NICEIC registered contractors.

NICEIC Online Certification does not require the installation of any software. Instead you simply log in with your NICEIC details to start completing certificates. In addition, the system will be integrated with Building Control so that you can notify jobs in an instant.

The online certificates will cost £1 each and are securely stored for you to retrieve whenever you need so that you never lose a certificate again.

Why are we launching this new system?

NICEIC is committed to making contractors life easier through new developments. The online certification system is in response to the feedback many of you have given us about the way you complete and submit certificates.

“When the regulations change we end up with pads unused”

With NICEIC Online Certification you don’t purchase pads. You only buy one certificate or form at a time, £1 each.

“The software needs constant updates that cost money”

All certificates update automatically when regulations change, and all updates are free and automatic.

“You can only fill out certificates back at home or in the office”

The new system will allow for certificates to be worked on by multiple users at any time or location.

“I would need more than 1 user licence”

With NICEIC Online Certification you don’t pay for users and there is no license fee. It’s free to set up.

“Only certain certificates and forms are available with my current software provider”

All certificates and forms are available in-line with your NICEIC registration.

“I find it hard to keep track of my used certificates”

You will be able to keep copies of completed certificates for 5 years online. No storage needed.

“I don’t like letting the original go to site because they can get lost, damaged or stolen. So I fill out a blank version and then spend time completing the original back in the office”

Using this new system, you can complete the final draft onsite and in the office therefore there will be no need to duplicate the work.

“My customers only want an electronic version of a certificate, so I scan the NICEIC one”

All certificates and forms are electronic and through this new system you have the ability to send electronic versions direct to your clients via email.

“I haven’t started to use software because I still need to notify my Part P work on a different system”

NICEIC Online Certificaion has been designed to make the notifying of work as easy as possible, and you will be able to automatically notify work to building control using the same information on the electrical installation certificate at £1.50 for each installation.

“My current software requires me to purchase software certificates from the NICEIC”

You will be able to print on plain paper, therefore will not be required to stock NICEIC certificates or forms. NICEIC will offer a print & postal service.

When will NICEIC Online Certification be available?

NICEIC Online Certification will be launched soon. Watch this space for more information.

Published 04 October 2012

Government support for renewables

NICEIC welcomes announcement on RHI

NICEIC has welcomed the recent announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

The announcement promises the £860m to increase green capital investment by £4.5 billion up to 2020, stimulating a new market in renewable heat. DECC claims the RHI will provide an incentive to increase number of industrial, commercial and public sector installations by seven times to 2020.

A full system of RHI payments will be available to households from October 2012 and before that more than a quarter of the first year’s budget is to be guaranteed for up to 25,000 household installations through a “RHI Premium Payment” to encourage take-up.

“We are delighted that the government has announced this major incentive for renewable heat,” states Emma McCarthy, chief executive officer for NICEIC. “DECC believes 150,000 existing manufacturing, supply chain and installer jobs will be supported by the incentives and NICEIC believes any boost to the trade through promises such as this are vital in the current economic climate.”

“Renewable heat is a largely untapped resource and an important new green industry of the future,” says Secretary of State Chris Huhne. “This incentive is the first of its kind in the world.  It’ll help the UK shift away from fossil fuel, reducing carbon emissions and encouraging innovation, jobs and growth in new advanced technologies.”

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has a huge task ahead of it; meeting the UK carbon reduction targets of 2020. The Climate Change Act 2008 set legally binding emission reduction targets for 2020 (reduction of 34 percent in greenhouse gas emissions) and for 2050 (reduction of at least 80 percent in greenhouse gas emissions), and introduced five-yearly carbon budgets to help ensure those targets are met. Renewable energy is part of the government’s solution in meeting these targets.

“With householders now given the incentives to install renewable technologies, the opportunities for the electrical, heating and plumbing trades are significant and NICEIC will be at the forefront of this industry, providing certification, training and advice,” adds Emma.

For more details on the scheme go to www.decc.gov.uk/rhi.

Published 10 March 2011
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