News just in that The Scottish Government agrees to engage EEESafe on preparing draft guidance under an amendment to the Housing Bill. They have noted our points on ensuring people carrying out Electrical Safety Checks have a need to demonstrate their competence.
This is what our Competent Person EEESafe DAT scheme does. They have also noted our points to have guidance reflect clearly, how Product Recalls now and in the future, are monitored to ensure tenants and properties are safer from fires. We previously blogged our article on why PAT Testing itself was not enough. This had been sent to all relevant UK Government Departments as an example of why proven competence was important.
Our Register already provides this service to consumers, Landlords & Housing Associations and is also being promoted by the Fire Service.
This model also supports our Community EEESafe Centre model that harnesses Appliances and other home products, for the benefit of the community and Landlords. We are now busy embedding our Training programme through external partnerships into this model, so we can create jobs in the community.
We like Scotland and its Ministers. They are getting ahead of the game in our view, but there will be more news soon to illustrate that the Welsh are catching up.
We continue to work on behalf of the local tradesmen and women to increase repair and recycling work. With Safety, Waste Prevention, Anti Poverty, Debt Reduction, Homelessness, Social, Environmental and Job outcomes at the heart of our work, we hope the general public and other Governments and Housing organisations will continue to get involved. Benefits HERE