This month

The UK final of the 2008 SkillElectric competition will take place at the Interbuild show at the NEC from 26 to 28 October. Visit Hall 3, Stand W60.

The ECA and HVCA’s M&E Education and Training is offering a new course in m&e quantity surveying. The eight-day course is split into two four-day blocks. See

ATG has been selected to receive the Safety, Health and Environmental Award for 2007 by Croda, a major chemicals manufacturer on the Wirral.

Elecsa is launching a series of free technical open evenings on the new 17th Edition. Visit

To help contractors with the effects of the downturn, the ECA has issued a new factsheet entitled Protecting Profit.

On 1 October the Cancellation of Contracts Made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc Regulations 2008 takes effect. See the ECA website for more information on how these regulations will affect firms working in the domestic sector.

The ECA has produced a short A5 guide to BS 5839-6: 2004 Smoke alarms, fire detection and alarm systems in dwellings.