Electrical Safety Roundtable will be hosting two Electrical Safety: Why Regulations Matter fringe events during
this yearʼs Labour and Conservative party conferences, held in Brighton on Tuesday
24 September and Manchester on Monday 30 September respectively.
The fringe events will be attended by representatives from; LABC, the Chief
Fire Officers Association, NAPIT and IET as well as MPs, including the Shadow
Communities and Local Government Minister Roberta Blackman-Woods. The meetings
will highlight the key issues affecting electrical safety in the home,
including; changes to Part P of the Building Regulations, the importance of
individual electrical competence, and the possibility of improving Building
Control enforcement and raising consumer awareness of their responsibilities.
These party political conferences are intended to increase the political
profile of electrical safety, in cooperation with key industry stakeholders. It
is hoped that these events will ensure more politicians recognise the
significance of effective regulation for consumers and trades people alike.
Commenting on the organisation of the events at this yearʼs party political
conferences, Chris Bielby, Chairman of the ESR said:
We are looking forward to
bringing together MPs and influential stakeholders at this yearʼs party
political conferences to raise awareness of important issues which affect
electrical safety in the home. Effective regulation is of central importance to
the electrical industry. These fringe events are an ideal opportunity for us to
ensure members of parliament hear an industry perspective on the fine balance
of risk and responsibility involved in regulatory change.
To find out more about the ESR, and to find out more about the fringe events
please visit: www.electricalsafetyroundtable.co.uk.
The Labour annual
conference will be held from 25-27 September and the Conservative conference,
from 29 September to 2 October. To find out more, visit: www.labour.org.uk/annual_conference_2013