Working together with Saville Napit has recently conducted training with Savills Lettings team in its latest efforts to educate industry stakeholders on electrical safety.
As one of the UK’s leading accredited membership scheme operators, Napit is committed to improving electrical safety; with one of its primary focuses being on improving standards in the private rented sector.
Charlotte Howard, lettings director at Savills commented on the Electrical Safety Awareness Training Course: “At Savills we are dedicated to providing our staff with Continued Professional Development opportunities to keep them up to date with the latest information which affects our industry. The electrical safety training we received from Napit was invaluable in updating our team on the rules and regulations around electrical safety in the private rented sector. At Savills we advise all Landlords that we require an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) to be completed every five years for privately rented properties as this is the only way a landlord can protect their tenants and themselves and ensure their electrical installation is safe. The training provided a very useful insight into what to look out for on the reports we receive as well as providing some training to assist with visual electrical checks and hands on practice in completing a checklist with some interesting images.”
Moving forward, Napit is dedicated to providing further training to letting agents as a gateway to improving electrical standards in the private rented sector which is important following a report published in 2014 suggested that 16% of private rented sector tenants in England have experienced problems with electrical hazards.
With Napit’s expertise, letting agents will gain up-to-date knowledge of the rules and regulations surrounding electrical safety checks in the private rented sector, advice about to what to look out for when electrical reports are received and guidance on conducting basic visual and operational checks of an electrical installation.
Mike Andrews, the chief executive of Napit commented: ‘We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work alongside Savills. Through working together and sharing knowledge, we at Napit are committed to raising awareness about current issues in the industry. Letting Agents are a key gateway to improving electrical safety standards, particularly within the private rented sector. We at Napit want to embrace this and continue to be a driving force for positive change in the years to come’.
If you are a letting agent and would be interested in finding out more about the training that Napit provides, please contact Napit’s head of external affairs, Charlotte Lee, either by telephone on 0345 543 0330 or email [email protected].