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Electrical Safety Roundtable mid-year update


31/07/2013


The latest Electrical Safety Roundtable meeting took place in July in Westminster and was attended by representatives of the All Party Energy Group, the Chief Fire Officers Association, the Competent Person Forum, Ecuity, the Electrical Safety Council, the Gas Safety Trust, LABC, the NAPIT Trade Association, NHIC, Megger, Stroma, Hampshire Trading Standards and NAPIT.

The three key objectives of the ESR are to:

  • challenge the changes to Part P
  • promote the need for individual competence
  • investigate the viability of introducing more stringent building control measures.

At the meeting groups looked at ways of achieving each of these objectives.

Support needed

An important issue raised was the necessity of collecting evidence on cowboy practice and how best this could be achieved. In order to campaign for more stringent building control measures, evidence is required to highlight the extent to which cowboy practice is taking place.

One suggestion was to collect this on a Wall of Shame, to be gathered with the help of NAPIT members.

NAPIT members can support this by continuing to submit examples of bad practice to the Bodger Watch feature in The Competent Person. A prize will be offered for the best examples submitted to the magazine.

Email info@electricalsafetyroundtable

The next ESR meeting is due to take place in October when progress on the objectives will be reported.

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