CER Launch Safe Electric Logo The CER consider promotion of the new regulatory system as a critical element to ensuring its success, especially promotion targeting the public and customers. This is essential in order to ensure that the public, specifically customers of electrical installation services, are aware of the regulatory system. The following areas are to be promoted targeting the public and customers: • Raising awareness of the necessity, importance and advantages of selecting a Registered Electrical Contractor • The entitlements of the customer with respect to using a Registered Electrical Contractor (with respect to certification etc.)
concerning the safety of electrical work and / or other relevant matters. The CER is of the view that it is important that one clear brand message is established and that this is critical to the success of raising public awareness of the new regulatory system. The distinctive Safe Electric logo has been designed for this purpose. The CER launched this brand and is being followed by a TV and radio advertising campaign. Only Registered Electrical Contractors will be legally permitted to use the logo.
• Making complaints against Registered Electrical Contractors
New General Manager Due to the retirement on 30th April 2010 of David McGloughlin who had been General Manager of RECI since 1996, the Board have appointed Paul Waldron to take up the position. He will be responsible for the management of RECI and RGII reporting to the Board of each company. Paul joined RECI on 8th April. He is an experienced manager having been Chief Executive of Legrand Ireland. He is a past president of the Electrical Manufacturers and Distributors Association. The board of RECI extend their best wishes to David McGloughlin on his retirement.
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Sony Professional announce Irish Security Distributors as key Video Security distributor in Ireland Sony Professional have announced that Irish Security Distributors, the Cork based Security Systems firm, has signed a deal for the distribution of Sony Professional video security equipment. Irish Security Distributors will distribute the products throughout Ireland. The equipment includes Sony Professional IP CCTV Security cameras, Network Video Recorders and Central Management Software.
Commenting on the announcement David Byrne, Ipela Channel Manager, Sony Professional Ireland, said: ‘We are delighted to announce the Irish Security Distributors will now be distributing our extensive range of video security products. Working with Irish Security Distributors will further enhance Sony’s ability to deliver best in class video security solutions throughout Ireland.’ Eugene Browne, General Manager, Irish Security Distributors, said:
“The appointment of Irish Security Distributors as a distributor for Sony Professional is an excellent addition to our company. The quality of images produced by the cameras is vastly superior to that of competitors and this is a crucial element of any CCTV system. As a leading security distributor in Ireland, the Sony brand will help us to continue to strengthen and grow our presence across the security industry.’ www.cctv-ireland.net
Spring 2010 edition of Risk Manager Magazine