Electrical Safety First

NICEIC and ELECSA announce changes to existing assessment processes and future enrolment criteria

Building services certification bodies NICEIC and ELECSA have announced changes to their existing assessment processes and future enrolment criteria. The move responds to the 2020 update to the industry agreed Electrotechnical Assessment Specification, the document which all Certification Bodies (CBs) must adhere to when designing and conducting assessments to verify the technical competence of businesses. […]

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The Electrical Safety Roundtable hosts first Virtual Conference

The Electrical Safety Roundtable’s first Virtual Conference, entitled: ‘Shining a Spotlight on Initiatives Impacting Electrical Safety in Homes and Workplaces’ took place on Wednesday 12 May and heard from a wide range of high-profile professionals throughout the day. With nearly 200 registrants, the event appealed to a large number of industry professionals with an interest in electrical […]

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Applications open for Electrical Safety Innovation Award

Electrical Safety First has just opened applications for its Safety Innovation Award, with the closing date for entries being the 28 August. The award, now in its fourth year, was established to recognise those who put safety at the heart of product development, while encouraging sustainability and innovation. The Charity is inviting applications from businesses […]

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New policy paper launched: Improving Electrical Safety for Tenants in the Social Rented Sector in England

In 2019-20, six times more fires in England’s homes were caused by electricity than by gas, but legislation offers renters different levels of protection from electrical risk in different tenures.  A new policy paper, Improving Electrical Safety for Tenants in the Social Rented Sector in England, by Electrical Safety First, considers how ambiguous legislation can leave England’s […]

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England’s private landlords warned of the deadline for electrical checks in their properties

Electrical Safety First is reminding England’s private landlords of their new obligations around electrical safety in their properties. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, require private landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested – by a qualified electrician – every five years. Landlords that fail […]

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