electrical safety

Meeting the government’s net zero emissions targets – an installer’s perspective

David Cowburn, Chief Executive Officer at NAPIT, reflects on the progress made by the electrical industry to enhance electrical safety standards over the past decade, including the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS), and considers the issues which remain unresolved. In recent months I have met with senior politicians and department officials in a range of meetings […]

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NAPIT welcomes the publication of the Building Safety Bill

The much-anticipated Building Safety Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 5 July 2021 and sets out how the Government intends to fundamentally reform and strengthen the regulatory system for building safety. The Building Safety Bill is a result of the Grenfell Tragedy in June 2017 and is set to implement the recommendations […]

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New research reveals need to improve electrical safety

Fluke has published the results of its second annual electrical safety survey which has revealed a disconnect between the importance of safety and the practice of safety in the workplace. The 2021 survey asked 511 electricians and electrical workers to weigh in on the culture of safety and safety practices in their workplace, including the […]

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Opinion: Reflecting on the Evolution of Electrical Safety Standards

David Cowburn, Chief Operating Officer at NAPIT, reflects on the progress made by the electrical industry to enhance electrical safety standards over the past decade, including the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS), and considers the issues which remain unresolved: It doesn’t seem all that long ago, that I was sat in front of the Communities and […]

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NAPIT calls for Enhanced Electrical Safety Standards throughout the UK

Electricity is in use all around us, it can be dangerous and has the potential to be fatal, yet the legislation surrounding the safety standards of electrical installations in dwellings differs throughout the UK and between tenures.  NAPIT is calling on the UK Government and devolved administrations to end this disparity to enable parity of […]

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