UN Yemen war kills quarter of million people

A report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that the war on Yemen caused the deaths of a quarter of a million people, either directly because of attacks or lack of health care and food scarcity, resulting from the embargo and economic war. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A report released by the United…

Saudi Arabia executes 37, including 33 Shiites

Saudi Arabia executed 37 people, including 33 from its Shia minority on Tuesday after they had been sentenced to death for alleged terrorism-related charges. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Saudi Arabia executed 37 people, including 33 from its Shia minority on Tuesday after they had been sentenced to death for alleged terrorism-related charges. At least 33…

Lighting up the rails

Tridonic is helping Future Designs to meet Crossrail’s exacting specification requirements for an LED future. The company explains how the project unfolded. If an entire infrastructure project is to be buried underground, then lighting is of paramount importance. This is certainly the case with London’s Crossrail line (also known as the Elizabeth Line), which will…

Electrical safety heats up

Martindale Electric, a manufacturer of electrical test equipment, has supplied Baxi Heating with testers for checking appliance wiring and earthing, together with locking off devices to ensure circuits can be safely isolated before carrying out any work. The tools keep their gas service engineers safe when installing and servicing heating equipment, and are essential for…

Better safe than sorry

Mark Flanagan, Technical Manager at Scolmore Group, talks about fire-rated downlights, why fire rating is required, and the importance of ensuring products are tested to the highest standards to guarantee they are reliable and safe. In the light of the Grenfell tragedy, the spotlight has been shone on fire safety with the result that building…

Are you now fully up to date with BS 76712018

Now that the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018) has been in effect for a few months, all electrical contractors should be up to date with the new requirements. Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations at the IET, says, “The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations contains some significant changes to the way…