New electrical safety course for letting agents launched

The Electrical Installation Safety course was created by the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT), a prominent trade association for electricians and allied tradespeople, and was developed in collaboration with the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), an independent licensing scheme for lettings agents, which exists to raise standards in the private rented sector.

 Commenting on the launch, chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie said: ‘Conditions in some parts of the private rented sector are currently worse than in any other form of tenure. And a lack of understanding when it comes to electrical safety requirements and best practice is a significant contributory factor. With this new course, NAPIT and NALS have worked together to raise awareness this important area.’

The course focuses on giving those involved in letting accommodation in the private sector the knowledge necessary to comply with their legal obligations and ensure appropriate electrical checks are conducted for their premises.

 It includes extensive user friendly guidance on the different regulatory requirements that apply in England, Scotland and Wales, considers industry best practice when it comes to periodic electrical inspections and provides valuable tips to help landlords conduct their own simple visual checks.

Frank Bertie continued: ‘While the legal frameworks in different parts of the UK differ slightly, following the best practice advice set out in this course will ensure appropriate precautions have been taken.’

The Electrical Installation Safety course is completely free and can be taken by anyone with an interest in electrical safety. To get started and test your knowledge, visit http://elearning.nalscheme.co.uk/login/index.php and create an account using NAPIT as your NALS Membership Number and self-enrol on the course.

 

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