SIX Island Roads electricians have passed their exams after completing a four day City and Guilds course.

It means they will meet a new industry standard — the first introduced in the field for a decade — when it comes into force in the new year.

From January 1, all electrical installations will need to comply with the new standard which covers everything from highway and medical installations to fairground dodgem cars.

The six Island Roads employees to pass the course were Scott Burborough, James Adsett, Tim Fuller, Glenn Beynon, Andrew Snudden and Jordan Power.

Scott said: "This is a particularly difficult exam as it covers such a wide scope of electrical installations.

"We were all delighted to pass but a special mention should go to James and Jordan as it was the first regulations course they have ever attended."