Registered Competent Person Electrical (RCPE), the government-backed register of approved electricians, received cross-party support on 21 January at a drop-in session held for MPs and industry stakeholders at Westminster.
It was organised to boost political awareness of the register, the value of using competent electricians and the importance of electrical safety in the home.
A number of MPs and industry stakeholders attended to show their support, including minister for the department of communities and local government Stephen Williams.
Former chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Home Safety Group Barry Sheerman MP said: “The creation of RCPE was a vital move to increase the profile of electrical safety in the home. It has unified competent, registered electricians under a common banner from the consumer’s perspective, and this is a real step forward in the ongoing challenge of raising public awareness.”
RCPE was formed after Competent Person Scheme Operators NAPIT and Certsure came together with all other DCLG authorised Full Scope electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators to create one easily identifiable mark for all Full Scope Part P registered electricians.
Certsure chief executive Emma Clancy said: “R|CPE is a great example of industry cooperation, and this drop-in session highlights our ongoing commitment to raising the profile of the register in order to greatly simplify the task of finding an approved electrician.
“With more than 43,000 people having visited the site in the six months since its launch, it is quickly becoming the number one site to find a registered, competent electrician.”