Programme

Immerse yourself in a varied range of topics and seminars bound to suit your ability and interest. There’s no shortage to the knowledge and conversation during our sessions which provide you with tools you can use to enhance your career and business.

We focus 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. Get a buzz during interactive demonstrations with industry experts and pro’s.

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: Robert Llewellyn

Speaker: Robert Llewellyn
Room: Diomed suite

Robert  is best known for his role as Kryten in Red Dwarf and for presenting Scrapheap Challenge.  He is also the host of the Fully Charged channel on YouTube - the 'go-to' platform for companies that are looking to launch their latest technologies.  

Robert 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.

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

By the end of April 2019 a new version of BS 5839-6 is likely to be issued. The introduction of the new version of BS 5839-6 will bring 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 likely impact on the design, installation, commissioning, certification and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems in domestic premises.

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

13.10 - 13.25:  ESP – GuardCam Deco presented by David Robbins
A short introduction into the application of the GuardCam Deco 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

TBC

More details coming soon

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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