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Joint approach from Certsure and NAPIT

Certsure and NAPIT will work together to create an easily identifiable mark for all full scope Part P registered electricians.

12 months ago Certsure and NAPIT created separate registers to promote the use of competent, registered electricians to consumers.

The intention of both organisations was to help simplify the market and raise public awareness about the dangers of sub-standard electrical repairs and installations.

Both organisations have seen significant consumer interest; however, they are concerned that the attention given to the registers since their launch has proven a distraction from key issues in the industry such as safety and quality. In order to overcome this NAPIT and Certsure met in the autumn to discuss a new way forward for promoting the use of competent, registered domestic electricians to consumers.

It is anticipated that the proposal will include all licensed Electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators in England and Wales who are approved by DCLG to run an electrical certification scheme.

The proposal has been discussed with all full scope electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators, who are in principle happy with the plans.

The schemes will continue to operate within the current Building Regulations framework and promote their own brands jointly with the new quality mark to raise awareness of competent registered electricians to householders.

Electrical Safety Council (ESC) director general Phil Buckle said: “The Electrical Safety Council strongly supports this move by Certsure and NAPIT. A joint approach will simplify things for consumers, making it easier for them to find a registered electrician.

“It will also help our work by further highlighting to the public the importance of using a registered electrician”.

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