Skills shortage in the electrical industry under scrutiny

Skills shortage in the electrical industry under scrutiny

An event for the electrical industry, focusing on the skills, safety, and solutions for the UK’s evolving electrical installations, will be held at IET London on Savoy Place.

As the UK heads towards a low carbon future with increased electrification of its built environment, this should be delivered safely and professionally.

Given the consequences of not having adequately trained and qualified workers to deal with an increasingly electric future, there is an urgent need to attract new talent to the industry, in addition to bridging the growing skills gap in the electrotechnical workforce. 

This topic will be one of several issues under discussion at the Electrical Installation Seminar on 23 April, hosted by Electrical Safety First.

With a theme of ‘Switch on to the big issues’, the seminar will explore how to make people’s homes safer and the quality and consistency of EICRs (electrical inspection condition reporting).  

A rapid-fire session will feature presentations on emerging technologies and trends such as low carbon technologies (LCT) and prosumer electrical installation (PEI), alongside the importance of understanding safety considerations.  

Luke Osborne, Deputy Technical Director of Electrical Safety First, says, “It is exciting and timely for the charity to be hosting this industry event and highlighting key aspects required to move the UK safely towards its net zero carbon goals.”  

The seminar is a free half-day event bringing together a range of industry actors, including manufacturers, wholesalers, awarding bodies, electrical contractors, government representatives, insurers, housing associations, trade associations, certification bodies, and fire and rescue services. 

To learn more about Electrical Safety First, click here.

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