Congratulations to Searcom Ltd on their new membership with CAI Ltd holding membership number C.1826. Full company information can be found on the following link, http://www.cai.org.uk/component/mtree/installers/system-installers/1167-searcom-ltd?Itemid=.
We wish Anthony and the Searcom Ltd team all the very best for the future with their new membership.
Following a Twitter post from BBC One Programme DIY SOS requesting assistance with finding an aerial installer for a project in the Swansea area, the CAI contacted our Welsh members for their help. We are delighted to confirm our member Elite Aerial Services Ltd will be taking part in the 'Big Build' helping deserving people in DIY Hell. Thank you to all those members that responded to our @DIYSOS post and email. Great to see so many CAI members willing to help out those in need. Feeling proud of all our members kindness.
|Local TV Line Up - 23rd July Update
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Local TV in Belfast, Leeds and Newcastle set for an Autumn Launch
Three more local TV stations have received their official licences from Ofcom allowing them to launch a service on Freeview LCN8 in the Autumn.Local TV stations serving Belfast, Leeds and Tyne and Wear will launch on DTT (Freeview, YouView, BTVision) , with Made in Leeds and Made in Tyne and Wear also launching on Sky.
- Belfast's NvTV's local TV licence commences on 29th September 2014. NvTV ran the local TV service on analogue television, and its digital service is set to appear just under two years after the analogue counterpart disappeared from the terrestrial airwaves at digital switchover.
- Made in Leeds has a licence that commences on 1st October 2014.
- Made in Tyne and Wear's licence commences on 15th October 2014.
The CAI is pleased to announce it is now in a position to offer a Safe Working at Height (SWAH) with ladders course at member’s work-based locations.
After the overwhelming welcomed response to the SWAH refresher assessments, the CAI is reacting positively to member requests for a 1-day knowledge and practical training course that can be conducted ‘in-house’ to avoid days of travel and accommodation with the resultant down-time that costs work and money. Whilst already certified installers can be re-assessed at work and avoid a costly trip to training centres, new recruits still have to make somewhat laborious and costly arrangement to attend a training centre, which can be a considerable distance from their place of work.
CAI members who have evidence of competence in home networks will soon be able to make use of a new logo available to signpost the fact they are skilled in signal reception and broadband connectivity. The CAI has designed a new logo that members will be able to display on all promotional material and vehicle livery having proved competence in new home technology networks. There will be different colour and background options available to best match the logo application as well as a variety of strapline wordings that can accompany the logo depending on the level of qualification.
Members who have completed the CAI Basic Home Connectivity course will automatically qualify to use the new ‘tick’ logo - as will Foundation Diploma achievers who included basic connectivity in their diploma portfolio.
Members who are competent in home connectivity, but do not have a certificate to prove it, can opt to undertake a work based assessment of their connectivity skills by the CAI membership assessment team.
Congratulations to Wired 4 Digital on their new membership with CAI Ltd holding membership number C.1827. Full company information can be found on the following link, http://www.cai.org.uk/component/mtree/1166-wired-4-digital?Itemid=.
We wish Richard and the Wired 4 Digital team all the very best for the future with their new membership.
CBBC HD will be taken off Freeview HD from the 16th July to make way for an extension of BBC Three's broadcast hours in time for the Commonwealth Games. BBC Three will be covering the Games in July and early August.
Garazi Gola, the BBC's acting Director of Distribution confirmed the move in a BBC post, advising viewers that; ‘any series links set for CBBC HD will not record and will need to be reset for CBBC SD if you want to continue to record the programme during the Commonwealth Games.’
Mobile phone operators are now rolling out 4G networks across the UK to provide super-fast wireless broadband. The 800 MHz frequencies used by some 4G services are next to the frequencies used for Freeview. There is a small chance this may cause disruption to Freeview services.
Typical symptoms include a loss of sound, pixelated images or loss of some or all Freeview channels. Cable and satellite TV services are very unlikely to be affected.
Good news for the trade in the Republic of Ireland. The CAI is pleased to announce that their consultant partners – CSS Worksafe Ltd – have secured premises in Mullingar, in Westmeath, Ireland from which they can deliver the CAI’s Safe Working at Height with ladders training course. The course is essential to new applicants for membership who may not have completed any formal certification of competence is using ladders as a working platform. Proving you are competent with PPE and a fall restraint system is fundamental when applying to join the CAI. The CAI wishes CSS every success with this new extension to their growing business and hopes more installers will make use of the facility and so ensure installers are working as safely as possible when using ladders for work.
The address for the course venue is; Unit 2, Zone C, Mullingar Business Park, Mullingar, Westmeath. For full details of how to enrol on CAI approved training for any aspect of health & safety in the work place - http://cai.org.uk/t/training-courses/59-safe-working-at-heights-with-ladders