Programme

At Live South 2019 our attendees immersed themselves in a varied range of topics and seminars. There was no shortage to the knowledge and conversation during our sessions which provide them with tools they can use to enhance there careers and business.

We focused on the practical elements of the trade as well as the skills you can learn to be the best manager, contractor, business owner or apprentice you can be. Our attendees got a buzz during interactive demonstrations with industry experts and pro’s.

Please see the Live South 2019 programme below.

08.15 – 09.30
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

Free refreshments and breakfast roll on arrival

09.30 – 09.45
WELCOME SPEECH AND INTRODUCTION

Welcome

Conference chair: Neil Crook
Room: Diomed suite

09.45 – 10.20
SEMINAR SESSION

Keynote Speaker: Roger Atkins

Speaker: Roger Atkins
Room: Diomed suite

Roger is an expert in all things to do with electric vehicles so is the perfect person to talk to contractors about what the future may hold for this rapidly growing sector.

10.25 – 11.00
Seminar sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1

The Future of Electric Vehicles

Speakers: Darren Staniforth & Jake Green, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Diomed suite 

This session will look at the changes in technology for Electric Vehicles as well as giving practical guidance on how to install charging points in domestic and commercial properties, in line with section 722.

Option 2

Getting the most from NICEIC and ELECSA Online

Speaker: Paul Collins, NICEIC & ELECSA

Room: Lammtarra suite

This session will run through the online certification system covering the 18th Edition forms as well as Fire and Emergency Lighting forms. Get your questions answered and learn some tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of the system.

Option 3

Apprenticeships with JTL

Speaker: Simon Jenkins, JTL

Room: Gallops suite

JTL will talk you through how to get started with an electrical apprentice and the benefits they will bring to your business. Funding will be explained and how you may be entitled to grants to help you fund the cost of an apprentice. The session will include what you can expect along the way and how JTL can support you with one to one dedicated assessors and Training Officers to help with college liaison and paperwork. 

11.00 – 11.45
REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.45 – 12.20
Seminar sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1

BS 7671: 2018 - FAQ’s

Speakers: Darren Staniforth & Jake Green, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Diomed suite

Now that all contractors are working to the 18th Edition of BS 7671, join our lively discussion covering the most Frequently Asked Questions about the changes to the Regs.

Option 2

BS 5839 – 6

Speakers: Tim Benstead, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Lammtarra

At the end of April 2019 a new version of BS 5839 was issued. The introduction of the new version of     BS 5839-6 brings about a number of significant changes for the design, installation, commissioning, certification and maintenance of such systems. This presentation will consider some of these changes and the impact on the design, installation, commissioning, certification and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems in domestic premises.

Option 3

Growing your business through diversity

Speakers: James Dewane, The S.P.A.R.K.S Blueprint to Marketing

This session will discuss how to quickly get a foothold and build recognition in markets that you have recently entered.

In order to survive in any business, you have to be prepared to adapt what you offer to your customers to meet their needs, from electric vehicle charging to smart homes. How do you know what area of the market to get into, and then how do you get customers from that market?

12.25 – 13.00
Seminar sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1

Technical Debate

Speakers: Tim Benstead, John O’Neill, Mark Coles, Darren Staniforth
Room: Diomed suite

Our technical panel discuss and debate all of the key issues that electrical contractors face, to dispel the myths and provide clarity on the grey areas.

Option 2

Best Practice in Emergency Lighting

Speaker: David Robbins, Scolmore Group

Room: Lammtarra suite

A short introduction into the design and configuration of emergency lighting.

This session will examine some of the regulations and standards that govern emergency lighting, including the importance of lighting design to ensure correct placement and performance of lighting used in emergency situations.

The presentation will also outline the differences between different methods of emergency lighting control.  

Option 3 (Student session)

An Introduction to the Electrical Industry

Speaker: Jake Green, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Gallops Suite

Student Session
This session is specifically for students. Jake will be explaining who NICEIC & ELECSA are, what we do, and useful information that will help you with your studies.

13.00 – 14.00
LUNCH BREAK

DEMO ZONE

13.05 - 13.20:  ESP – GuardCam Deco presented by Derek Chapman
A short introduction into the application of the GuardCam Deco including, features and benefits, setup and configuration and remote access to the GuardCam

13.25 - 13.40: Megger - DCM305E Leakage Clamp presented by Gordon Billings
A demonstration on intermittent earth fault finding procedures and harmonics on LED downlights

13.45 - 14.00: ClickSmart presented by David Robbins
A short introduction into the application of the ClickSmart including, features and benefits, setup and configuration and remote access to the GuardCam

14.00 – 14.40
Seminar sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1

A look ahead to DC storage and installations

Speaker: Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations, IET
Room: Diomed suite

In this session, Mark Coles, will discuss the growing use of DC in electrical installations. Looking at the history of DC, where it is commonly used and the practical considerations for the designer and installer.

Option 2

Home technology installer: An introduction to smart homes

Speaker: Nik Mitchell, NICEIC & ELECSA 
Room: Lammtarra suite

This session will give an overview of the rapid growth of home technology and look at the opportunities and advantages for gaining new business in this sector. It will provide an overview of what a domestic ‘smart’ installation is and will provide guidance and considerations for discussions with clients. To help avoid some of the foreseeable pitfalls, an overview of practical contractual considerations will also be discussed.

Option 3 (STUDENT SESSION)

Testing for Level 3’s (Initial Verification)

Speaker: Jake Green, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Gallops suite

This session is specifically for students. Jake will be going back to basics, giving useful tips and guidance on testing. 

14.45 – 15.15
Seminar sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1

The Proposals for mandatory Electrical Safety Checks in the private rented sector

Speakers: Darren Staniforth & Jake Green, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Diomed suite

New legislation being backed by the government could prove to be a lucrative revenue stream for electrical contractors. Attend this session to hear about the proposals and how they could benefit your business.

Option 2

From contractor to consultant: how connectivity boosts business and delights customers

Speaker: Nico Van der Merwe, Schneider Electric
Room: Lammtarra suite

In this session, Nico will explore the evolving role of the contractor and how it will be transformed by the latest technology and requirements. Businesses and homeowners are increasingly looking to electricians for advice on how to make their lives more comfortable and efficient, from smart home heating systems to cost-saving energy sensors. Contractors also have a role to recommend the safest, most compliant solutions in line with recent regulations like the 18th Edition. There are great opportunities ready for contractors willing to get compliant and connected.

Option 3

The Shocking Truth About Installer Safety and the campaign for #WorkingSafer

Speaker: Adrian Heffernan, SuperRod
Room: Gallops suite

After hearing about Michael’s story, involving a young electrician losing his life in avoidable circumstances, SuperRod commissioned a campaign to understand why contractors lives are still being lost at a rate of one every two months. Today we will hear both the results of that survey, and more importantly what we are doing about it.

15.15 – 15.35
REFRESHMENT BREAK

15.35 – 16.10
Seminar session

EICR Coding – 18th Edition Focus

Speakers: Darren Staniforth and Jake Green, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Diomed suite

This interactive session will examine how to code observations found during an Electrical Installation Condition Report, specifically focusing on complying with BS 7671:2018

16.10 – 16.15
CLOSING SPEECH & PRIZE DRAW

cLOSING sPEECH

Make sure you stay until the end of the day to be in with a chance  of winning some fabulous prizes!

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