Owning your own electrical contracting business is worlds away from being an employee: the hands on work may look the same, but behind the scenes… well, there's a good reason it's behind the scenes.
Almost everyone is an employee before they are a boss. People who become business owners often do so because they love their profession and want more control; the action of running a business is an unfortunate consequence.
If the world were honest, business owners would tell you that running a company is like being a firefighter: racing around putting out fires. There is no solution to that problem because it's not a problem, it's the job description.
How can you make your workday easier? Tighten up your business practices by staying organised and minimising distractions so you can put those fires out properly.
Take note of these tips, they will make your day as a contractor so much easier. You'll save money, stress less and find more time to enjoy your hobbies and family.
As environmental awareness drives technology to new heights, the electricity industry is seeing its fair share of the disruption. Electric Vehicles are just one of the rising technologies that we need to adopt, yet it is one of the most pressing. For the purposes of this blog, when we say EV we mean a fully electric vehicle, not a hybrid of any sort.
Over the next few months we'll look at the different aspects of EVs, starting with the first one most of us will come across: Charging.
TL;DR: Equipment, legislation, knowledge, technology: these cornerstones to your income must be up-to-date and future ready. Are they? How much time do you spend on keeping up to date with current industry trends? Find out how to keep updated, what to ignore and when to make changes to your business based on what you learn.
While most of us (the ones who met their targets) will be taking a week or so to unwind and mentally prep for the new year. Those of us who didn’t get into Santas good books have been put on the skeleton shifts, to make sure the building doesn’t burn down and to keep the servicing up.
Good news for the environment, but it does create challenges for garages and service agents. Now having to deal with electrical systems that work at much higher voltages than those found on traditional vehicles. One important consequence is that, in order to ensure safety and reliability, insulation testing will be a prime requirement.
Meggers new MIT400/2 series of Insulation resistance testers are the perfect solution:
MIT400/2 – 1000V Insulation test, CATIV Safety
MIT410/2 – As above but including PI/DAR/Timed testing
MIT420/2 – As above but including results storage
MIT430/2 – As above but including Bluetooth results download