Improving consumer safety in the home installation sector

iKBBI is the UK’s first and only government sanctioned institute dedicated to kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installations. It is a not-for-profit registered organisation dedicated to improving standards within the sector.

It currently represents over 3,500 businesses across the UK, supporting reputable installation businesses deliver a robust, reliable and professional installation service to their customers.

Paul Collins, Technical Services Manager at NICEIC and ELECSA, said: ‘We are pleased to be working alongside iKBBI to look at ways NICEIC and ELCESA can support iKBBI and its aims.

‘Many NICEIC, ELECSA and IKBBI registrants will already be carrying out work in kitchens, bedrooms and the bathroom so it makes sense to come together and look at ways we can support installers and promote consumer safety to ensure that work is completed to a high standard by competent installers.

‘NICEIC and ELECSA are committed to improving safety within the home and by working with other industry partners we can share experiences on a range of initiatives such as training, complaints and recommended standards to improve safety for consumers looking to employ competent and reliable installers.’

iKBBI already works with a range of partners across the consumer and retail sectors to improve standards, including Gas Safe, Which? Trusted Traders, B&Q Homefit and many more.

iKBBI chief executive Damian Walters commented on the new partnership by saying: ‘The safety of our members and their customers is of paramount importance to our organisation and something we are passionate about. Our latest strategic partnership with NICEIC and ELECSA is another important milestone and a relationship we are incredibly proud of.

‘Our members operate in potentially dangerous environments on a daily basis, often working with a combination of gas, electricity and water. It therefore makes perfect sense to partner with those whose specialist subject is safety in the home.’

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