Late last year NAPIT hosted a second Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR), following the launch of the ElectricSafe Register.

The event was held in Westminster and during the debate the ElectricSafe Register was hailed as an important, tangible step towards improving consumer awareness.

The second ESR debate saw influential industry representatives come together to consider a number of prominent issues relating to electrical safety and competence.

Attendees discussed the idea of a formal Electrical Safety Roundtable Group that would meet regularly to develop a consensus on key issues which could be successfully communicated to government – a concept that was well received.

The debate also outlined plans to develop a charter for electrical safety that, it is hoped, will see a diverse range of industry representatives agree on a set of core principles that can be communicated to government and parliamentarians.

The Electrical Safety Roundtable, which will now meet regularly to promote improvements in the safety of domestic electrical work, is open to any interested organisation that wishes to join.

The ESR committee will continue to work with both electrical industry representatives and politicians to agree collective positions on fundamental issues of electrical safety and competence, driving positive change throughout the industry as a whole.