Parliamentary reception success! ESR celebrates 10-year anniversary

On 16 November, the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR) hosted a parliamentary reception to shine a spotlight on ‘Enhancing the Standards of Electrical Safety in the UK’ and to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The reception brought together a multitude of stakeholders from across the industry and political sphere and provided an opportunity to reflect on the progress made to enhance electrical safety standards.

Guests heard from Lord Foster of Bath who provided an overview of his Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill and influential electrical safety campaigner Louise Adamson, who captivated the room with her speech, urging the industry to act to prevent fatalities resulting from unsafe electrical installations and unsafe working practices.

Sponsored by Mark Fletcher MP, the event provided an opportunity to reflect on the contribution to enhancing electrical safety standards made by the roundtable over the past 10 years and to highlight their recent initiatives, such as the newly launched Electrical Safety Roundtable Above and Beyond Awards, created to showcase best practice and inspire change.

Commenting on the reception, Chairman of NAPIT, Frank Bertie says, “It was a pleasure to sponsor this event, and fantastic to see so many influential industry stakeholders gathered together, united by the desire to enhance electrical safety standards. As we heard today, electricity has the potential to drastically change lives, and we will continue with our mission to enhance standards and enact positive change.”

Simon Wood, Industry Director for Installations at Megger says, “Megger have been proud members and supporters of the ESR from the start as, for the first time, it provided a platform allowing all stakeholders within our industry the opportunity to work to a common agenda – electrical safety.”

Carl Traynor, Regional Specification Manager at Aico comments, “Aico were delighted to be a sponsor of ESR’s Parliamentary Reception, with the opportunity to celebrate the organisation’s 10-year anniversary, as well as the research, policy solutions and guidance they have provided for the electrical industry over the last decade to improve electrical safety. As a business, Aico has made a commitment to share best practice and create safer homes, so to be able to support other organisations with the same agenda is extremely important to us.”

The reception was sponsored by Megger, NAPIT Trade Association, Aico, believe housing, Eland Cables, Blue Flame Certification, phs Compliance, Kewtech, c2c and IASME consortium.

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