Congratulations to Aerial Creations Ltd on their new membership with CAI Ltd holding membership number C.1832. We wish Jefferson and the rest of the Aerial Creations team in London all the very best for the future with their new membership. Full company information can be found on the following link, http://www.cai.org.uk/component/mtree/installers/domestic-installers/1173-aerial-creations-ltd?Itemid=.
Congratulations to Uprise Electrical Ltd on their new membership with CAI Ltd holding membership number C.1831. Full company information can be found on the following link, http://www.cai.org.uk/component/mtree/installers/domestic-installers/1172-uprise-electrical-ltd?Itemid=.
We wish Darren and the Uprise Electrical Ltd team in Surrey all the very best for the future with their new membership.
Congratulations to Turbosat International Ltd, based in Kent on their new membership holding membership number, M.1830. Turbosat are a distributor of major brands such as Icecrypt, Sling Media, Echostar, CYP, Sanus Systems, Humax, Rover and many more. Full company information can be found on the following link, http://www.cai.org.uk/component/mtree/manufacturers-distributors/1171-turbosat-international-ltd?Itemid=.
There is overwhelming evidence from the number of enquiries being received by the CAI office that more and more installers are being caught by the tightening of restriction to construction site access. In more and more cases the only way on to a regulated construction site is by possession of skills card identifying you as competent in your trade and familiar with all necessary health and safety demands.
Over the past years many installers obtained temporary or trainee cards by stating and signing they would be undertaking formal qualification training – either industry pathway or vocational. It is now obvious many of those temporary cards have expired, qualification was not completed and card operators are not re-issuing cards unless proof of competence – i.e. qualification and certification – can be produced.
Thankfully some time ago the CAI secured its ‘Foundation Diploma in Signal Reception’ as a pathway for proving competence to obtain a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and this qualification is one of the accepted routes to obtaining a card.
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.
|Local TV Line Up - 24th September Update
The updated Local TV mux slide reflects:
Local TV in Sheffield formally commenced from 06:30pm on 23 September, with the launch of Sheffield Live TV on Freeview and YouView channel 8 from Sheffield's TV transmitter on Tapton Hill. The service promises to broadcast news about Sheffield alongside programmes covering Sheffield music, sport, culture and more.
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.
at800 is sending postcards to addresses in:
Strabane, North Down, Lisburn, Limavady, Fermanagh, Dungannon, Down, Derry, Cookstown, Coleraine, Castlereagh, Banbridge, Ballymoney, Ballymena, Ards, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, North East Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Moray, Highland, City of Plymouth, Argyll and Bute, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Tamworth, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Richmondshire, West Lindsey, Lincoln, Rossendale, Amber Valley, Carlisle, Wycombe.
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.
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.