Review of the Latest News from Industry Associations

ESC Supports Part P at CLG Select Committee Inquiry

The Director General of the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), Mr Phil Buckle, joined a number of leading electrical industry figures giving evidence to the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee Inquiry into the Building Regulations, in relation to electrical and gas installation and repairs in dwellings.

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Industry called to Building Regs Select Committee

Emma McCarthyNICEIC Chief Executive Officer Emma Clancy was among a panel of leading electrical contracting industry figures called in front of the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee to discuss the case for retaining electrical safety as part of the building regulations.

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ECA Statement on HVCA Withdrawal of BESNA

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) welcomes the news that the HVCA has terminated its plans to introduce the Building Engineering Services National Agreement (BESNA).

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NICEIC Part P Review

NICEIC’s CEO Emma Clancy attended the House of Commons this month to put forward the case for retaining Part P of the building regulations.

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Confusion Between Landlords and Tenants Exposes Millions to Serious Electrical Dangers

· Electricity kills at least one person every week in the home and almost 1,000 are seriously injured every day - private tenants are disproportionately affected by electric accidents

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Scottish Electrical Industry Makes Two New Appointments to Further Enhance Quality and Service

Two significant new appointments will help the drive to provide the best possible quality of services for Scotland’s electrical industry. Anne Galbraith has been appointed as chief executive of the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), the non-profit making organisation that is concerned with the training of apprentices within the SJIB Apprenticeship Scheme.

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NICEIC Contractor Nominated for Prestigious Prize

eleanor bellEleanor Bell who runs her own sculpture and lighting design consultancy in Falmouth, Cornwall has been shortlisted in the south west region of the Lloyds TSB National Enterprise Awards  - an awards programme set up to recognise the achievements of graduates who have started up their own business.

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NAPIT Non-recognition Issues

NAPIT respect and actively promote the importance of impartiality when it comes to Competent Person Scheme operators.  To date, NAPIT’s dedicated team, who work closely with Local Authorities have successfully achieved recognition with 92% of councils across the UK.  

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ESC Comment on Part P Public Consultation Paper

The Government has just launched its public consultation on Part P of the Building Regulations for England, which covers electrical safety in dwellings.

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BEAMA Welcomes Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Report

BEAMA has welcomed the Zero Carbon Hub VIAQ (Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality) Task Group Interim Report, which acknowledges the increasing trend towards specifying Mechanical Ventilation  with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems in new homes.

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