Industry veteran spearheads leading UK electrical manufacturer’s HALO initiative
Published: 28 November 2016 - Sarah Mead
Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical connectors and enclosures, has announced it is launching a programme to encourage and support electrical wiring safety best practice in the industry. The company is working with industry veteran, Tony Brogan, who gave a live demonstration and offered advice on the Hylec stand at LuxLive Wednesday, which will be recorded as the first of a series of videos aimed at the professional installer, electricians and electrical apprentices.
The Hylec HALO programme, (Hylec Academy Learning Organisation) will also incorporate outreach to the UK’s colleges running electrical apprenticeships, where the company plans to offer the videos and other training aids, including product samples and Q & A sessions with Hylec staff, to lecturers training the next generation of commercial electricians. The first video features the UK’s first 100% tool-free inline connection/junction box, Debox 2 SL, a registered design that includes a 4-pole screw-less push wire terminal block and 100% tool-less assembly. As well as being IP-20 protected and flame retardant to UL94 V0, Debox SL boasts a number of unique safety features, including cable clamps incorporated into the box, a snap shut lid held with a supplied locking clip and rip-off mounting ears that can be used to securely mount the box.
Steve Robbins, Sales Director, Hylec-APL comments: “We realised earlier this year that we wanted to be more involved in raising awareness of safety. Hylec-designed products incorporate features that make them easy for electricians to use in practice and very often they have a higher than usual specification which means they are safer as well. We decided that if apprentices are given the opportunity to see real-life installations and hear from people in the industry who have a lifetime’s experience, plus others who design the products they will be using in their professional life, this could add an extra dimension to their training and enhance learning. We came up with the HALO programme, which launches in December.”