An easily identifiable mark has been put forward by leading groups in the electrical industry so that consumers can confidently hire full scope Part P electricians. This comes from both NAPIT and Certsure, who operate both the ELECSA and NICEIC brands.
This news comes a year after both groups created their own separate registers to promote the use of competent electricians. While their intentions were help simplify the market and raise public awareness about the dangers of using unqualified electricians, both feel that their launch has proved a distraction from key industry issues. To tackle this, the two met up last year to discuss the best way forward.
They have since announced that consumers will now benefit from "a single point of reference", making it far easier to find a competent electrician in their area. Chief Executive Officer of Certsure Emma Clancy said that the mark is planned to sit alongside all current Competent Person Scheme Operators brands, and will not only benefit consumers but also give responsible electricians "further promotion in recognition of their commitment to Approved document P and ensuring high standards"
Meanwhile NAPIT Group Chief Executive Michael Andrews added that this new register would "ensure consumers have just one name and one easily recognisable mark to remember, but it will also ensure that electrical installers continue to be able to
take advantage of the choice and value for money that comes as part and parcel of healthy competition in the marketplace".
So far all Competent Person Scheme Operators have seemed happy with the plans in principle, and they will continue to operate promoting their own brand in tandem with this new quality mark.
We'll bring you more news on this as it comes, but in the meantime you can read the full press release here.