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‘How Quick Can You Strip’ Contractor Challenge at CEF Live – 8th and 9th June

Posted by Elaine Hammond on 7th June 2017

CEF, supplier of electrical products and services, are hosting their 2nd CEF Live event at the NEC, Birmingham on the 8th and 9th June 2017 for their contractor customers.

During the event, Prysmian Group a world leader in the industry of high-technology cables and systems for energy and telecommunications, will be there to promote its standard cable, as used by every day contractors and to demonstrate its easy stripping characteristics.

Win a prize!

As part of a ‘Skills Challenge’, which will take place on both days of the event, Prysmian will be running a competition where contractors are invited to carry out a typical procedure that involves cable stripping, for example wiring a socket.

How are Trade Skills 4U involved?

Prysmian contacted us to ask if we would like to get involved in the challenge, as they wanted an electrical representative on hand to ensure that best practice in terms of technique and tools are used during the challenge, and also to ensure the appropriate health and safety precautions are adhered to.

Of course we were delighted to support the event, and agreed that Mark Longley one of our experienced tutors will be there and on hand to oversee the challenge. Mark will demonstrate the correct technique for the challenge and will be timed while carrying out the procedure, so that competition entrants have a time to beat.

Each entrant will then be timed and the results will be posted on a 'Top Gear' style leader board, with prizes being given to the winners with the fastest times.

Mark said, “I’ll be setting the benchmark for the time to beat, so no pressure there! I’m really looking forward to the challenge, it’ll be interesting to see the different techniques used and who’s going to be the fastest. There are some great prizes to be won too, so make sure you come along to Stand 37 and have a go.”

Reasons to attend

With over 45 leading suppliers already confirmed, the event is set to be even bigger than last year. By attending the event you will get to meet industry leading brands, see the latest products and technology, attend knowledge seminars with a preview to the 18th edition regulations, get involved in skills challenges, find out about apprenticeships and grab some on-the-day discounts and special offers.

Registration is free, go to www.ceflive.co.uk/ to register.

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