Napit has launched a new brand and voluntary register called ElectricSafe it says will enable consumers to quickly identify competent, registered electrical installers.
The new brand was launched following the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR) debate – a lobbying group which first met at Westminster in June 2012 to consider the problem of unregistered electricians.
ElectricSafe aims to make homeowners, landlords and tenants, aware of the importance of hiring a professional, competent registered electrician.
The register is a not-for-profit organisation and will be open for all competent electricians to join, accepting members from all DCLG authorised Competent Person Scheme providers operating within the electrical industry.
The ElectricSafe Register was formed by Napit in 2011, in order to improve the promotion of electrical safety to consumers. The ideas behind it built on close consultation of members which directly informed Napit’s responses to government’s reviews into electrical safety.
These reviews have seen; first, the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) introduce new terms of authorisation, requiring greater promotion to consumers; second, Napit proposals – to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on Electrical and Gas Installation and Repairs – in support of recognisable consumer facing branding; and third, similar proposals for such recognition in consultations on the revision of Part P.