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  1. Product Recalls emphasise the Importance of Testing

    In May last year, we reported how the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) was pushing for harsher penalties on companies who do not reinforce electrical product recall policies. After carrying out research into recalled products the ESC found that typically only 10-20 percent of recalled electrical goods are actually ever returned. Continue reading →
  2. SWIGA recognises NAPIT for Solid Wall Insulation

    With a hat-trick of announcements from NAPIT, the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA) has now recognised the competence body for its quality and surveillance framework. Continue reading →
  3. Minister for Communities Visits NAPIT Bristol Training Centre

    Minister for Communities and local Bristol West MP Stephen Williams visited the NAPIT Training Centre in Bristol in January 2014 to gain an insight into the life of an electrician and the training that aspiring electricians and sustainable technology installers need to get qualified. Continue reading →
  4. NAPIT and Certsure agree on Unified Register of UK Electricians

    Almost a year ago, we referred in this blog to the confusion created in the industry by having two separate registers for electricians. NAPIT and Certsure, which operates the ELESCA and NICEIC brands, have now agreed to create one easily identifiable mark for all full scope Part P registered electricians that is easily recognisable by consumers and supported by a single register. Continue reading →
  5. Insulated Tools Save Lives

    Each year about 1000 accidents at work involving electric shocks or burns are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Around 30 of these are fatal, most of them arising from contact with overhead or underground power cables. Continue reading →
  6. Electrical Safety At Work: Dispelling the Myths

    “As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.” Continue reading →
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