The Electrical Safety Roundtable
(ESR) has welcomed the launch of a new search facility and mark – designed to
provide a single point of reference for consumers looking for an electrician
as an important milestone for the electrical industry.
industry group, which includes participants from the Chief Fire Officers
Association, City & Guilds, LABC, the NAPIT Trade Association and other
influential stakeholders, has been an outspoken proponent of the need to raise
consumer awareness and the importance of using a registered, competent
electrician since their inaugural Westminster meeting in June 2012.
Bielby MBE, who chairs the Roundtable, said:
Choosing a registered, competent
electrician remains the simplest and also one of the most effective ways of
ensuring electrical safety in the home.
the very first meeting of the ESR, concerns regarding a lack of customer
awareness were a common theme and it was noted that the lack of a central brand
that consumers could recognise was a fundamental issue that needed to be
launch of a single register where the consumer can search for all Full Scope
Part P registered, competent electricians in England and Wales in one place
dramatically simplifies the task of finding a local installer who has
demonstrated their ability to work safely to legally required standards.
Competent Person Electrical also means that the general public now have just
one name and one recognisable mark to remember. Supported by all Electrical
Competent Person Scheme Operators, Government and Electrical Safety First – a
leading charity that is set to spear head a targeted awareness campaign – the
new mark and register have the potential to dramatically increase awareness of
the importance of using a registered, competent electrician.
more information on the Electrical Safety Roundtable, visit: www.electricalsafetyroundtable.co.uk
and to find out more about Registered Competent Person Electrical, visit: www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk