appeal from Dame Judith Hackitt for industry to act now, rather than wait for
Regulations to improve safety within Higher-risk Buildings (HRBs), the Electrical
Safety Roundtable has created new Guidance, entitled: How to Manage
Electrical Systems within Higher-risk Buildings.
document, created for persons responsible for managing risks associated with
electrical systems in HRBs, provides clear guidance concerning the management
and maintenance of such. It has been created in collaboration with over 25
organisations with expertise in this sector and it is hoped that it will encourage greater consideration for
managing and monitoring electrical systems within HRBs which in turn should
reduce the risks posed to tenants from electrical installations and assist with
will be launched at a Virtual Event, taking place on Monday 18th
October, 14:00-15:00. The event is open to all and free to attend with Martin
Simmonds, Chair of the Electrical Safety Roundtable Social Housing sub-group
introducing the Guidance and Jon Vanstone, Chair of the Interim Industry
Competence Committee saying a few words about the value and impact of the
the Guidance, Dame Judith Hackitt, said:
am very pleased to see this guidance on managing electrical systems in
higher-risk buildings published. It shines a spotlight on the importance
of electrical safety in higher-risk buildings and the complexity of effective
management. This guidance will support the industry to review its current
practices and consider how they can improve for the safety of residents.
group presented this guidance to my Industry Safety Steering Group and we were
very impressed by the collaborative nature of this work, with multiple
organisations involved. This is exactly the sort of leadership and initiative
that we need to see from the industry.
encourage all those involved in the management of buildings to use this
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The Electrical Safety Roundtable is a leading industry forum, dedicated to
providing innovative research and policy solutions to government and industry,
and expert, independent electrical and home safety guidance to consumers. It
was founded in June 2012 in response to widespread concern over poor promotion
of competent registered electricians and enforcement of the Building
Regulations and is now a permanent organisation, governed by a dedicated Board
of Directors with over 50 industry participants.