What is The Electrical Safety Register?

by Editor on May 19, 2013

The Electrical Safety Register of electricians- Explained


Launched in November 2012 by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) and Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Electrical Safety Register is designed to make it quick and easy for members of the public to find a qualified and competent electrician anywhere in the UK.

Those in search of an electrician can browse the database of over 33,000 domestic and commercial contractors on the dedicated Electrical Safety Register website, and can simply input their postcode to find the electricians nearest to them. It’s hoped that the website will soon become the definite resource for those looking to have any electrical work completed, either at home or in the workplace.

This new partnership between the ESC and ECA means that the ESC now has much-needed extra funding for its excellent work in increasing awareness of the importance of electrical safety. It will also allow the charity to develop its grant schemes, which supports home improvement projects run by partners like Trading Standards and the Fire and Rescue Service.

But what does the launch of the Electrical Safety Register mean for electricians? Well, good news – if you already have ECA, NICEIC or ELECSA certification, you will automatically be added to the register, and your details will now be accessible to even more potential customers.

As all of the electricians on the Register have undergone rigorous testing to ensure they meet the necessary certification standards, consumers can be confident that the contractor they book will do a thorough (and safe) job. As such, it’s clear to see that the new Register will benefit customers and contractors alike.

You can check to see if you’re listed on the Register by searching the website using your postcode; if you’re not currently listed, you can also find out more about how to join the Electrical Safety Register.

As well as providing the general public with helpful advice on electrical safety, the Electrical Safety Council website also offers electricians valuable guidance on product testing and research, product recalls, and industry news and events, as well as a selection of best practice guides.


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