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Worst Electrical Disasters Caught on Camera

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 25th February 2015

All electricians have a story or two to share about the electrical mess ups, disasters or pure stupidity that they come across when working in peoples homes. However these 10 worst electrical disaster videos certainly top the list of electrical craziness. We seriously doubt some of these people have any thoughts about electrical safety.


Dare devils or scare devils?

All these videos feature people who are willing to go to any length to sort out electrical problems. Have a go hero or just crazy....we're not sure!
 

From bare wires running across the garden to a shed, to an overloaded extension lead connected to speaker wire!! Only in America you may say, but perfectly possible this side of the pond for anyone who is crazy enough to try......Disclaimer....Don't try this at home folks!!!
 
 

 

The power of electricity is impressive – there would be a few power cuts in this area! We're not sure if we'd have stayed around to film this though!
 

 

The worst electrical work ever – light bulbs above shower heads anyone? Some of the work out there is just truly....shocking! (excuse the pun!)
 
 

 

Never return to the site of a potential electrical explosion. Well these guys did – very brave of them to do so......or very silly!
 
 

 

Meanwhile in the UK....

Thanks to Health and Safety laws, we're somewhat more protecting in the UK thankfully. However there have been a couple of pavement explosions in the last 2 years. Check out this electrical pavement explosion in Central London. Not quite what you expect whilst minding your own business!

 

 

Luckily no one was injured in this pavement explosion that was caused by a faulty electrical cable outside the Press Association in London. It couldn't have happened at a worse time – during rush hour...
 
 

 

Thieves attempting to steal the copper conductor from an overhead power line resulted in a huge explosion along a row of houses in Yorkshire – scary stuff.
 
 

 

Live on the news!

And talking about casualties. He almost became one himself thanks to some 'temperamental' live wires above his head. It put a new spin on his news report to say the least.....
 
 

 

The worse electrical disaster of all time?

This has got to top all the electrical explosions we have watched so far! Termed the worlds biggest explosion, this gas explosion was exponentially scary to watch – we're not sure how the commentators seemed so relaxed about it! The explosion spread to a power line too – it was only at the end of the video that they thought about calling the fire department!
 
 
 

 

That's all for now folks!

Now we are pretty certain no one would ever want to try any of this at home, but we have to warn you anyway that these videos are definitely NOT instructions on recreating your own crazy electrical disaster at home and all videos shown here are purely for entertainment! 

Have fun watching guys!

 

 

 

 

Free 17th Edition 3rd Amendment Seminar - 17th March 2015

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 20th February 2015

Back after an overwhelming demand, we’re delighted to open our doors for the second time for a free 17th edition 3rd amendment seminar. As the phones rang off the hook last time we’ve decided to make sure everyone is aware of the time and date when we’re releasing the tickets to avoid disappointment!

How to get a ticket?

If you’re interested in attending this seminar we’re releasing the tickets at 10am on Friday 27th February please follow the below link at the correct time:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-edition-3rd-amendment-seminar-march-17th-2015-tickets-15794926049

Please note that all those who book will need to provide a contact number and will be contacted to confirm their place once they have registered.

Seminar Details

Date: 17th March 2015

Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm (arrive at 4pm for a prompt 4.30 start)

Venue: Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, RH10 9JY.

Who will be at the seminar?

We’re delighted to have the IET attending the seminar to talk about the new book and the importance of making sure you have a genuine copy of this because unfortunately there are some counterfeit books on the market. They will also be providing a demo of their latest digital publishing platform.

Hosting the seminar is our director of education Andy Hay Ellis, who will be talking to you about the amendments to the 17th edition 3rd amendment in a clear and concise way and you’ll be able to ask him questions after the event if there is anything you do not understand.

Why are we giving this away for free?

As we’re the UKs number one electrical training provider we want to make sure every student is compliant with the industry standards. We know that these changes could seem overwhelming for the inexperienced eye and incredibly time consuming to find therefore we’ve enlisted one of our most experienced tutors to make it simple for you. We pride ourselves in teaching to a very high standard and making it as simple as possible for you to understand, we want our customers to be proud of their qualifications and ongoing support.

What can you take away with you?

You can buy yourself a copy of the 17th Edition 3rd Amendment book

We will give you a list of the important changes

Not forgetting the Trade Skills 4U pen and welcome pack!

Important information

All electricians must be compliant with the regulations by the 1st July this year; therefore for somebody to go over this free of charge is fantastic.

Unfortunately this isn’t a formal qualification and we won’t be issuing certificates for your attendance.

We can’t wait to welcome back those students who manage to get a ticket for a catch up seminar. We’ll supply the tea and biscuits.

 

Categories: 3rd amendment

Construction Skills Shortage Worsens As Demand For Workers Increases

Posted by Christos Panayiotou on 17th February 2015

 

At the start of 2015 there have been numerous reports that UK construction sector growth is now being hampered by a shortage of skilled labour. Many companies are unable to tender for new projects simply because they do not have the capacity to fulfil the projects should they win.

So Why Is This Happening?

The recession has had a major impact on the construction industry. When the recession hit in 2008 many tradesmen were laid off by house builders. Many of those took early retirement, have simply left the country for pastures new or found a new profession.  In 2007 only 35,000 tradesmen were claiming benefits, this figure rose to over 100,000 at the height of the recession but in December 2015 this figure has fallen to an all time low of just 17,000.

However the economic recovery has seen demand rise steeply whilst the number of workers completing trade related apprenticeships remains inadequately low. Part of the problem is that most young people are not attracted to working in a trade such as electrics or bricklaying. They deem the trades to be hard work, low paid and simply not very glamorous.

“There is no question that we are facing a skills shortage in the sector,” said John Tutte, chief executive of housebuilder Redrow.

“We can’t get away from the fact we have an ageing workforce, lack of broad investment in education and vocational training, as well as a cultural hangover.”

Recent reports in the media are suggesting that even brickies can earn £1000 a week in London as there is such a demand, which is great for tradesmen but not so great for those trying to build affordable housing across the UK. If the cost of labour increases too far we could find many projects simply shelved leading to even more of a shortage in housing.

“We are certainly seeing double-digit percentage wage inflation” for certain trades such as bricklayers and electricians" said Duncan Bullimore, a director at Hays Construction, a recruitment agency.

Only 2 weeks ago we published our trades salary survey which confirmed this data with Brickies, Carpenters and Electricians amongst those seeing the biggest increase in wages.

Part of the problem is simply a lack of apprenticeships and whilst these remain an ideal way to learn a trade for many young people they can actually serve as a barrier to entry especially for many older students who may be changing careers. Part of the problem is a lack of funding for mature students plus the old chicken and egg scenario of actually needing an apprenticeship place to start and complete your training. They can be like gold dust to find and as such this severely limits how many people can enter the industry.

How Can We Help?

Fortunately there are other ways to enter the industry. Here at Trade Skills 4U we are specialist in adult training. We know that the majority of our students would prefer to front load their training. This gives them the skills, confidence and something to put on their CV that can help them get their foot in the door. They still complete the on site assessments but do so once they have a job paying a living wage. We feel that this method of training offers many benefits for both employers and candidates alike including but not limited to;

Breaking the chicken and egg scenario of needing a job placement  to start training in the first place

Delivering students who are far more capable in a few months and can hit the ground running to a certain extent once they join a company

Giving students something solid they can put on their CV that will get them noticed by prospective employers

There is no doubt that the way to success in any industry is a combination of skills and experience, however the reality of apprenticeships is that for many they can actually restrict entry into industry.

The skills shortage seems to be becoming more and more of an issue. There were numerous reports in 2014 and now these seem to be more and more regular at the start of 2015.

 

The House Builders Federation have recognised that this is going to be an issue and as such have launched a fantastic new website aimed to raising awareness of the job opportunities in house building across the UK including apprenticeships and jobs of all kinds. Check it out at: http://housebuildingcareers.org.uk/

We will be doing our bit to help train the nation however more needs to be done to create work experience and apprenticeship spaces.

 

Categories: skills shortage

Take A Virtual Tour & Win a Free 17th Edition Book

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 10th February 2015

Take our virtual tour today! For the chance to win the 17th Edition 3rd Amendment book.

We’re running a competition if you’ve got a spare few minutes to have a look around our training centre on Google Maps? It’s very easy, quick and simple to do, and best of all you get the opportunity to win the newest 17th Edition wiring book! Click the links below to visit each tour and search for 

We sent out our marketing elves along with our videographer Hamish from Google Maps to film our facilities for you to experience our training centre before even stepping foot in the door, we’ve hidden a teddy bear (aka Fusey Bear) and we have also got some rather ironic graffiti in one of the classrooms. And it’s your job to try and find them both! All you need to do is take our virtual tour, simple hey!


Can you find Fusey Bear? Or the Graffiti? It’s a straightforward exercise and you have the opportunity to win the brand new 17th Edition 3rd Amendment book about wiring regulations. R.R.P: £85.00. Please follow both of the following links to find the hidden items today:

  • Fusey Bear

    Can you find Fusey bear? He is hidden somewhere in our training centre...

  • The Graffiti 

    Are you able to find this ironic graffiti which appears in one of our classrooms? 


To win you need to provide us with the following information:

The building name

The room/training room

A brief description of where you’ve found them?

Please provide your name and telephone number. 

Entry's must be emailed to: events@tradeskills4u.co.uk

Good luck and please get your answers to us: By Friday 27th March 2015.

The winner will be announced on Monday 2nd March, so don’t delay and find Fusey and the graffiti today! We hope during this process you enjoy having a look around our state of the act facilities.

 

 

Meet The New Wind Turbine

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 9th February 2015

Today more and more organizations are embracing renewable energy because it makes sense both economically and environmentally, if we want to solve climate change we need to become innovative entrepreneurs to discover new ways of generating power to move away from traditional fossil fuels which we can’t rely on.

The Facts:

In 2030 the worlds electricity needs will increase by 75%.

With 1.6 billion new consumers needing electricity.

88% of consumers want to use their own energy.

60% of the worlds population is concentrated in cities.

NewWind – Turbines

Therefore a company in France called NewWind have come up with an innovative idea to generate electricity to help meet this demand and potentially fill the gap in the market for renewable energy, they’ve designed a new wind turbine that looks like a tree typically found in a city centre.

We really like the look of it! Some have even been described as “urban artwork” with 72 artificial leaves standing vertically, the tree are 11 meters tall and 8 metres in diameter, the white frame is made out of steel and the orientation of the leaves makes them spin silently catching just a gentle wind. The design so far has an output of 3.1kW of power working for up to 280 days a year, which is enough to power 15 streetlights. If we had these dotted around our parks or lined up on our roadsides we could generate enough power to sufficiently supply local buildings. Can you imagine them lining our dual carriage ways in the UK powering our local office buildings or homes? This could be a product for the future! Imagine different designs to suit different landscapes?

Video

Who invented it?

The idea was born by Jerone Michaud-Lariere who is the founder of NewWind, he said “The inspiration came to me in a square where I saw the leaves trembling when there was just small breeze.” and the idea was born, because of they’re silent nature this meant they can be placed in many locations from gardens, squares, parks, and shopping centres unlike the original turbines which require strong winds to generate power with reported decibels reading of up to 50 when your standing 300 metres away which is the closest you can have them next to a residential home…

Where can you see it?

You will be able to see the first prototype in Paris at the De Place Concorde from March to May this year, the structure has the support from the City of Paris to promote renewable energy, the tree will be ‘planted’ and will remain there until May.

What are the benefits for the new turbine? 

A big criticism against the original style wind turbines is the tall nature of them and the loud noise they generate. This unfortunately meant they could only be installed in rural areas away from cities or residential housing. The traditional wind turbines can successfully generate up to 5-6 kW of power however due to blade diameters and height they can only work in strong winds which means they can only generate power for those windier days each year. These have been criticized as the unattractive option to renewable energy. In comparison the Wind Trees are a rather petite standing just 11 meters and 8 meters wide.

Unfortunately these aren’t going into mass production until 2016, and each turbine could cost around £23,000, however are reported to pay for themselves after just two years. NewWind say they have already sold 40 pre-mass production trees to be installed in France in September 2015 and possibly neighbouring countries from June 2016.

 

 

 

Dos and don’ts when working in a domestic dwelling.

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 6th February 2015

Working in a domestic dwelling requires strict etiquette unlike any other workplace you may find yourself in, it requires a certain level of respect for the home owner’s wishes and honour their need for privacy and most of all security.

We have collated a simple list of do’s and don’ts!

Toilets:  It's okay to use the customer loo, but... make sure you visit the loo privately at home before you arrive at an appointment. It would be polite to ask for permission if need to use their toilet should you be struck with an urge.

Tea’s and Coffees:  its okay to accept a beverage, but... don’t expect one. It’s probably best to bring your own refreshments and if your offered a drink. Bonus. (Don’t ask for alcohol please.)

Breaks: it’s okay to take breaks during the day, but... don’t take advantage of this. Your breaks should be closely timed and spaced appropriately apart. Also make sure you take these breaks away from the home in a vehicle or in a near-by location.

Cleanliness: It's NOT okay to bring dirt into the house, but... sometimes it may be unavoidable. Be sure to keep your workplace as clean as possible and make sure you bring paper towels and a disposable surface that collects dirt.

 

Animals: It's NOT okay to initiate contact with pets, but... if the homeowner says the animal is friendly and safe, then it's okay to stroke them, as long as the animal is not a distraction or could be exposed to any risks.

Smoking: It Okay to smoke but…. Be mindful where you’re smoking. Try not to smoke on the property and leave fag butts lying around, if you can help it. Also you will be a bit smelly after smoking, so do carry some mints with you.

Time Keeping: Make sure you arrive on time, don’t turn up too early and certainly do not turn up late. If you’re running late it might be courtesy to let the customer know your estimated arrival time. No-one wants to be waiting around for hours.

 

Dressing Appropriately: It’s important to dress appropriately, don’t take your top off in somebody’s home, or wear offensive t-shirts, also some people find caps rude!  

Being pleasant and helpful: Do you remember that old fashioned saying where the customer is always right? Make sure your always courteous pleasant and helpful. If you’re asked to help out, do! It could mean you getting a better rating on Checkatrade.

Stay Positive: Use positive language you could accidently insult someone without meaning to, “your living room is small”.

Good Communication Skills: Make sure you understand completely what you’re talking about, don’t try and blag it. Always explain in detail what you’re doing and where their money is going.

Taking responsibility: If something has gone wrong always admit to this, problem solve and fix it. Try not to blame others for your mistakes this could lead to lack of trust and would lose business in the long run for dishonesty.

Mistakes: If you make a mistake, then you will unfortunately have to dig into your pocket and pay for this to be sorted.

Did this help?

This list of etiquette tips certainly does not cover everything you need to know about working in a customer's home, most of it is common sense, but you should now have a better knowledge of the basics. No matter what happens, keep in mind that you’re representing your employer or your company so conduct yourself properly and this will speak volumes!

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: domestic installer

2015 Trades Salary Survey: Do Electricians Still Earn The Most?

Posted by Christos Panayiotou on 28th January 2015

When we last posted a blog on this topic the average UK salary for an electrician was £28,846, however since then wages in construction have risen far quicker than the national average due to a shortage of skilled labour and improving confidence in the UK economy and housing market. So what does your average electrician earn?

Average Electrician Salary (£30,172)

According to the Office of National Statistics the average salary for an electrician has risen to  £30,172 over the two year period which is a 4.6% increase. Not too bad for a period in which we are told most other salaries remained static. But how does this compare with the other trades?

Average Salaries by Trade

If you use the interactive chart above you will see that some of the trades have seen bigger increases in salaries than others. All except painters saw an increase in average salary which is not surprising as this is the trade which requires the least amount of training and has the least amount of regulation. The big surprise above is that Tilers and Carpenters have seen the biggest increases in salary whilst plumbers and roofers have seen the smallest. However due to the fact that they already earned the most and have still seen a decent increase, electricians now earn on average £1,919 more than plumbers which is up by nearly £1000 compared to 2013 when they earned £980 more than plumbers.

However this data above is only for salaried electricians and tradesmen. What about those who are self employed or working on an hourly wage?

Hourly Rates / Day Rates (£25-£50 Per Hour / £185-£350 Per Day)

This is much harder to gage, however most experienced electricians will charge between £25 to £50 per hour. Many won’t even charge by the hour but may end up charging by the day or a fixed price for a complete job. The disparity in the industry is that those who go it alone and are self employed earn much more than those who work on an employed basis. However what you must remember is that if you are self employed you have other costs to consider such as you registration on a competent persons scheme, tools, van, costs of quoting and business insurance. However it is still realistic for an electrician or domestic installer to earn between 200-300 per day carrying out house re-wires and domestic work especially in the South East.

What are trainee salaries like? (Around £20K)

If you start out as an apprentice then you will be earning below the minimum wage. However if you front load your training and complete your technical certificates first (2365 Level 2&3) then you should be able to start out on a trainee wage of around £20k per annum. This is not set in stone and will vary from location to location, job to job and company to company. At the end of the day the better you are at your job the more you can earn, however how do you get to increase your wage or earnings once you are an established electrician?

How to earn more?

There are a number of ways to earn more as an electrician and it all depends on you and what you are willing to do. We have listed the key ones below:

1. Go self employed – As stated above you can earn much more if you invest in setting up on your own. If you find yourself being offered work left right and centre but are employed full time then maybe it’s time to take the leap.

2. Overtime – Overtime is a great way to earn more and you will find if you are employed and working to deadlines that there will often be plenty on offer. Not only will you earn more but you get paid a higher hourly rate.

3. Become an Approved Electrician – If you already have your JIB gold card but want to increase your wages you should invest in gaining advanced inspection and testing skills. The City & Guilds 2394 /2395 courses are the nationally recognised as the key to making this step. Once you have achieved them you can step up a pay grade from

4. Become an Technician – This is the next step up from Approved electrician and can be achieved by demonstrating advanced technical skills and organisational ability. In terms of qualifications electricians wishing to achieve this grade should take the Level 4 qualification C&G 2396 Electrical Design course. This is the most advanced course that we offer.

5. Move into management – There are numerous possibilities in management and project management including but limited to roles such as Project Manager, Commercial Manager, Contracts Manager and also electrical design engineer. Most of these roles will take you away from the hands on side of the role and focus much more on your technical and people management skills.

What is clear is that becoming an electrician remains a great career choice. With the currents demands from the growing housing sector we can only see this continuing in the coming years. We know there is also an upcoming issue with numerous older electricians looking to retire leading to further shortfalls in labour to meet demand.

 

Categories: pay, wages

Launch of the Cannon Street Training Facility

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 26th January 2015

We’re delighted to announce the opening of the Cannon Street training facility in Central London. As the demand for our courses is growing and especially in the central London area we've decided to expand the business and most importantly offer these customers the opportunity to train with us, so after popular demand we've decided to bring Trade Skills 4U to the city of London!

What do we need in a training centre?

When we decided to set up a new training centre we asked ourselves this:

• What do our students expect from a training facility?
• And where should it be located?
• We knew that our training facility based near Gatwick airport is extremely popular with our students, why is that?

Research

After conducting some research with students studying an electrical training course at our Trade Skills 4U centre in Crawley (Mitre Court) we found out the reason why they chose us over another supplier – this was due to the facilities we have here!

We also received a number of telephone calls from customers based in The City who would prefer to stay in London rather than to travel down to our Gatwick training centres.

Although this was helpful information we had our work cut out to find a similar venue in the city of London to host these classes. No-one wants to learn in a freezing cold building with the plaster falling off the walls now do they? Especially when you work in the trade we understand all of our students expect high standards with their surroundings and so do we!

So the Search began…

We set the wheels in motion to find the most suitable facility to host these classes. We sent out our Trade Skills 4U experts from HQ to find the best space with the most interactive learning centre of the highest quality. You’ll never guess what? But we found it!! Thanks Sabarah Cursons.

Which means you can relax and get on with the most important task of all, LEARNING!

About the Cannon Street Branch 

The space we have found is superb for learning with luxurious facilities including comfortable break areas with sofas and newspapers plus a lounge with a pool table where you can relax in-between classes. The classrooms are state of the art with interactive white boards for full audio and visual learning which is fully air conditioned. The building is stone-fronted in the famous Square Mile area of London with neighbours including investment banks, an international communications company and an investment services giant known globally.

 

Central London is the place to be!

What better place to learn than in central London, with an abundance of shops, bars or restaurants in walking distance from our Cannon Street training centre, you can access this from all over London, Bank underground station, which is at The City of London's core. Historic Cannon Street is well connected for commuters, with the railway station of Cannon Street on your doorstep. Mansion House tube station is nearby, but it's also easy to get to from several underground stations including Monument linking you to all the major tubes for example; Circle & District, Central, Northern, Waterloo & City, and the DLR. So it’s easy to get to from all over London or further afield if needs be.


Things to do in the City!
 
Why not check out the local area after your day of intensive training? You have ‘St Paul’s Cathedral’, ‘The Gherkin’ and the ‘Tower of London’ just metres away. You really will feel like you’ve “made it” wandering about the central streets of EC2, where all of the top bankers, lawyers and insurance brokers work! You might even feel more comfortable wearing a suit and tie…. But this isn’t essential not for a trade course anyway!


Popular Courses

Since we opened this centre just under a month ago we’re delighted to have already sold out our 17th Edition 2382-12 City & Guilds course for February which is fantastic news. We’ve added more course dates today which are likely to sell out very quickly because we’ve been inundated with enquiries already. Book your space today.

Look out London we’re expanding the electrician work force!!
 
 
Opening Hours:

9am – 4pm Mon – Fri

Address:

60 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6NP

Travel Information:

Local tube stations to cannon street training facility for Tradeskills4u:

• Cannon Street (Circle / District Line)

• Mansion House (Underground)

• Bank (Docklands Light Railway)

• Monument (Underground)

 

 

 

 

 

Trade Skills 4U Announce Free 17th Edition 3rd Amendment Seminar

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 23rd January 2015

Here at Trade Skills 4U we’re delighted to announce we’re opening our doors to existing customers to attend a free seminar about the amendments on the 17th Edition wiring regulations book. After launching this seminar we had an overwhelming demand selling out in just two hours, which is a phenomenal response, we’ve had customers calling our sales team non-stop with enquiries about the next seminar.

The host for the seminar will be Andy Hay-Ellis (Director of Education) and this will take place at Trade Skills 4U head office at Mitre Court near Gatwick Airport. He will cover all the changes including a list of the important amendments.

I expect your wondering why we’ve decided to put on a free seminar when lots of other suppliers are charging for this, well simply because our company ethos is to keep our students (new and old) updated with the industry changes.

On the day you’ll be able to take home a brand new book which we’re selling cheaper than other national retailers, so if you’re going to buy the new book, please get this from us! You can also buy one here.

We would like to stress the importance of these changes which all electricians must be compliant with by 1st July 2015 at the very latest therefore getting a free seminar in at this early stage is a fantastic opportunity.

Unfortunately this isn’t a formal qualification and we won’t be issuing certificates for attending this seminar however after selling out spaces within just two hours we have realised there is a huge demand within the industry to go over these changes we will be adding more dates to the diary soon regarding further seminars before the regulation change on the 1st July.

Although the seminar is sold out any customers who have previously taken a 17th edition course and have access to our online learning portal will automatically receive details about the latest changes.

If you would like to be added onto the waiting list for the seminar please contact.

events@tradeskills4u.co.uk

Keep your eyes out for new dates to be released for the next seminar.

 

 

Product review CK Tools - 'Mighty Rod'

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 21st January 2015

As an electrician, cable running is a routine part of the job, however pushing through cable and hoping it will appear at the other end can be a frustrating headache at times!  If you've so far 'managed' to escape a full house rewire then you may have got around the problem by taking your time or finding a hooked object to assist.

Once you get your first house rewire then the job of running cables under floorboards begins – in other words 'this stuff just got serious!' You won't have the time on your hands to fiddle about getting cable underneath the floor and pulling up all the floorboards will just take up valuable time.

Handy Tip!

Before you start, plan cable runs before you start the work.  Now in the past electricians would have to depend on tape and perhaps some lids off from a couple of lengths of MT1 or 2 to run cables.  Luckily professional help is now on hand thanks to an ingenious invention from the guys at CK Tools.

The Mighty Rod is designed to make light work of cable routing – sounds like an attractive proposition – so let's see what the real deal is.

 

The Mighty Rod

Upon appearance, it is clear to see that the Mighty Rod means business and will be capable of routing cables in some awkward spots – crawling around in lofts is fun – said no electrician ever!

Featuring 10 metre long fibreglass composite rods, the Mighty Rod is resistant to splintering and snagging ensuring a neat finish each and every time.  The Mighty Rod is suitable in practically every cable routing scenario – behind walls, under floors, over ceilings or through conduits.  Never lose another cable end between floors again!

Need to cable route round corners? No problem!

As the saying goes, any fool can drive in a straight line.  Cable routing is no different, most of us can coax a cable along in a straight line fairly successfully, but once a corner comes along then the fun begins.  The CK Mighty Rod is perfectly suitable for going round bends thanks to the rigidity and flexibility of the 5mm diameter rods.

Gripping the cable is effortless too.  A triple bonding process has been used to attach the connectors to each rod.  Each connector is threaded, glued and crimped to ensure it remains securely on the rod itself.  The connectors themselves will provide years of reliable service thanks to the steel construction with nickel plating finish with is also corrosion resistant.   The connectors are slimline in design making access through small entry holes no problem.

Who knows, you could even practice your weekend dance moves with the Mighty Rod to put it to the ultimate test :)

So what's in the box?

Dubbed by CK tools themselves as Mighty Strong, premium quality cable rods, the CK Mighty Rod is not set up to disappoint.  Coming as an 'all in' set, everything you need for effective cable routing is contained in the box:

10 one metre rods

Cable hook

190mm coiled steel flexi lead

Mini eye and ring

5mm adapter which allows interchangeability with Super Rod accessories and cable rods.

So if you're after a quality cable routing solution at a sensible price then the Super Rod is up there with the best. Extreme torsion and tensile strength comes as standard along with an optimal level of rigidity and flexibility.  The high sheen resin composite rods look the part and should feature as a priority in your toolbox very soon!