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NAPIT launch new scheme to improve electrical safety

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A new Electrical Inspector Scheme for installers has been launched by The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT).

The system has been designed to help consumers and businesses find the right tradesperson for electrical inspection and testing work across the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

The system has been built to help both businesses and consumers find the right tradesperson for electrical inspection and testing work across the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

Demand for testing and inspection work is on the up due to recent changes in legislation, along with the meticulous and ever-growing risk management by insurance companies, in particular, the use of Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs). Employers and landlords now have an increased focus placed on them with regards to legal obligations; and an EICR has now become, in many cases, a requirement.

As a result of this, NAPIT is now offering an effective and simple method of identifying fully qualified and experienced electricians to carry out EICR work.

This new search system separates registered inspectors by their expertise, such as domestic, commercial and industrial, allowing specifiers to select the right person.

NAPIT managing director of standards, David Cowburn, said:

“The Electrical Inspector Scheme we’ve developed is set to enhance inspection and testing standards. Previously, anyone was able to carry out an EICR and claim they are competent to do so without any checks. This new scheme will now verify this claim by confirming qualifications and insurance of the Electrical Inspectors and ensuring a sample of each registrant’s EICR work is inspected via regular assessments.”

From NAPIT website:

If you are registered under any of the schemes demonstrating electrical competence (CPS Full Scope Electrical, EAS or TPC) you will already meet most of the criteria for the Electrical Inspector scheme. For Electrical Inspector scheme work you or your employees will need to verify that your qualifications are at a level covering periodic inspection and testing not just verification work (list 9 in the NAPIT Guide to Qualifications – Electrical).

Logic4training runs a number of electrical courses for novice and experienced installers who want to become NAPIT certified. Click here to find out more.

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