The Electrical Safety Roundtable’s first ever Virtual Conference, taking place on Wednesday 12th May between 09.30-16.00, will be Shining a Spotlight on the Initiatives Impacting Electrical Safety in Homes and Workplaces.
This free to attend online conference, sponsored by Megger and NAPIT, will share key electrical industry updates from a range of influential speakers addressing the steps being taken within the industry and by the government to enhance the awareness of electrical safety for users, installers and the public.
The conference will start at 09.30 with a focus on Competence and Enforcement with Clive Betts MP, Chair of the Housing Communities and Local Government Select Committee, discussing ‘The potential impact of the Building Safety Bill on Electrical Safety and Competence’, following the committees pre-legislative scrutiny of the Building Safety Bill. Then David Cowburn, Chief Operating Officer at NAPIT, will be outlining the industry initiatives that are set to impact electrical safety over the coming months.
The virtual afternoon session will be split into three, with the first section focussing on electrical safety within the Social Rented Sector, where Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive Officer at Electrical Safety First will be discussing its recent consultation: ‘Supporting the Social Rented Sector in improving electrical safety for tenants’. Joining this section will also be several professionals working within the social housing sector who will share their experiences on monitoring the safety of the electrical installations within socially rented properties.
Paul Meenan, C2C Asset Manager and ESR in the Workplace Chair, will provide an insight into electrical safety in the workplace based on his own experiences and showcasing the award-winning infographic, created by the Roundtable to raise awareness of safe isolation.
Finally, Luke Spanton from MHCLG will provide an overview of the recent legislation affecting the electrical safety of privately rented dwellings and receive an update from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on its campaign to improve awareness amongst consumers on how to engage a competent and qualified electrician in Scotland.
There will be the opportunity for attendees to submit questions to all the presenters, hosted by the Electrical Safety Roundtable Chairman Chris Bielby MBE.
Commenting on the conference, Chris Bielby says: ‘This impressive line-up of contributors emphasises the importance of electrical safety in the UK and I am proud to be chairing this virtual event. I would urge anyone with an interest in electrical safety, and particularly professionals in this field, to attend to get a full and thorough picture of the current work ongoing within the industry to enhance electrical safety standards. It’s sure to be a very informative and interesting day. I’d like to thank our conference sponsors, Megger and NAPIT for enabling us to host this free to attend event so as many participants as possible can join us.’