Following the Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) AGM just before Christmas, the extensive programme of activities and events planned for 2018 has already commenced. Earlier this month Andy Guest, from the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), presented a day-long course on CE marking and legislation at the prestigious RDS in Ballsbridge in Dublin.
LAI CE Regulation Course kicks off 2018 programme
This course was specifically devised by LIA for its members in the UK but LAI has also adopted accreditation to it it as part of its membership criteria.
The nature of the course is more like a workshop with inter-action and discussion a key part of the proceedings. The capacity attendance in the RDS fully embraced the concept and participated with enthusiasm, sharing views and opinions on the various points raised. All agreed that it was extremely educational and beneficial.
Apart from an important information source, accreditation as having completed this course is also critical in that it is now part of the requirements of LAI membership. The recent AGM passed a motion approving a measure whereby at least one person from member companies must have accreditation as having successfully completed this course.
This, and other initiatives planned for 2018, demonstrate LAI’s determination to provide guidance and leadership to the lighting sector in Ireland, and to promote professional and responsibility. It will continue to promote best practice across all industry segments, and to engage with Government agencies and regulatory authorities, especially the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), with whom it has a number of working committees.
Gay Byrne, LAI Chairman, addressing the attendance at the recent CE course in the RDS before handing over to Andy Guest, the course presenter from LIA.