Finding reliable and trustworthy tradespeople can be an overwhelming experience.
Many people are wary of rogue traders and worry about the far reaching consequences of a poor installation that not only hits your bank balance, but put your family and property at risk.
Fortunately, there are certified government backed bodies that provide reassurance that your chosen electrician is committed to quality work and safety. So, in this article we’ll talk about one of them, The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT).
One of the key commitments of the NAPIT is high safety standards in the home.
For this reason, the NAPIT ensure that all their registered installers comply with strict entry requirements and that competence is regularly assessed.
The overall aim is to provide consumers with peace of mind that choosing a NAPIT registered tradesperson provides, as you can know that the person working in your home will comply with all the relevant industry safety standards and building regulations.
With NAPIT registered electricians, consumers have the assurance that the installer is able to not only complete the work safely but to all the legally required standards.
There is an assurance that the installer is regularly assessed to confirm their ongoing competence and that they will be working to the latest health and safety regulations.
Some NAPIT registered electricians are also certified under the CPS (Competent Person Scheme).
This allows the electrician to self certify the work carried out in your home to confirm that it complies with the relevant building and electrical regulations.
CPS allows your electrician to provide compliance certificates should you decide to rent or sell your home and notify the relevant authorities of the work completed, saving you the time and expenses involved in having to have a local authority inspector check for compliance of notifiable work.
Hiring a NAPIT certified electrician can also allow you to gain access to any Government financial incentives.
Schemes such as the Feed in Tariff (Fit), Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) or the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) can be easily accessed by your NAPIT tradesperson who is familiar with the scheme criteria and eligibility requirements.
Installers who are registered under the NAPIT renewables and energy efficiency schemes are also able to self certify work to save you even more time and money.
The Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed in Tariff offer attractive tariff rates that allow you to earn for the renewable energy generated on equipment such as wind turbines, solar panels or biomass boilers.
The ECO (Energy Company Obligation) means that energy suppliers are mandated to meet targets for the delivery of energy efficiency steps in British homes. In simple terms, this means that your household may be able to take advantage of offers such as free insulation or boilers as part of the scheme.
NAPIT full scope installers are eligible to use the Registered Competent Person Certification Mark with the NAPIT logo.
This mark identifies firms that have been recognised by the industry and government as demonstrating the competence necessary to carry out installation work in homes throughout England and Wales.
Registered installers often promote these certification marks on their promotional materials, such as business cards, uniform, vans etc etc.
For peace of mind we show all certifications on each of our recommended electrician profiles and everyone of them have to be certified by a government back body like NAPIT.
If you’d like to see our recommended electrician in your area, you can find them here.
What we thought to be a simple fault turned out to be a big investigation to find the fault, then fix it. It wasnt easy as the house is a nightmare, as we previously discovered! However, Alfie was great. Very diligent and hard working. He solved the issue and I would definitely highly recommend him. We would certainly use his services again.
A warm thank you to GES, especially Alfie who discussed the job and suggested solutions at our pre-meet phone call. Alfie arrived on site within time specified, was very, professional, respectful, polite and helpful. I really appreciated being briefed at the condition of the electrics and shown areas of concern. Due to the water damage in my outbuilding together with poor wiring and a dated circuit board, Alfie came up with a solution that was aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and more importantly, meets with current regulations. Alfie also suggested cosmetic and security solutions to the front facade of my house that I may wish to consider at some point in the future and without the hard sell! If you want that piece of mind at a competitive price, then I highly recommend GES for all electrical works.
We chose Alfie because of his extensive experience, which met our needs, and his competitive pricing. We found him to be very professional, friendly and approachable. Nothing was to much trouble and he went the extra mile to make things safe in our home. He was easy to contact and solved any problem that we might put his way. He was very reliable. We recommend Alfie to anybody that has electrical needs, he is second to none. Thank you Alfie !
Had 3 double sockets installed in my conservatory and an extension to my outdoor lighting. Alfie and his team did an impeccable job, kept everywhere neat and tidy and the finished work was first class Thanks again
Very pleased with the service. The job was completed promptly and efficiently and I would have no hesitation in using Greenhithe Electrical Sevices again.
Excellent service. Friendly, expert knowledge and very polite about by my botched foray into DIY electrics (never to be repeated). Found all the fault issues and dealt with them expertly. Would highly recommend.
I had a really great experience with Alfie extremely polite extremely decent and honest gentleman I couldn't have asked for a better electrician to come out really appreciating fantastic bloke and I would recommend it to anyone.
Alfie did a lot of work for us from the beginning when we just got our house, he helped us rewire the whole house and put switches and sockets exactly where we wanted them. He also helped us with all the lights and all other small electrical work. We will be calling him again for sure!
Fast and amazing service from GES. Alife was really helpful and easy to talk to. Definitely recommend.
Excellent professional service would highly recommend. Very helpful and quick responses to all questions. Extremely happy with kitchen LED downlights and LED strips installed.
Great service,managed to speak to Sean out of hours,arrived on time,very helpful,would recommend and use in the future
Had a Currys delivery of a new cooker, their engineer could not install it as said there was an Earth Problem, Phoned in before 10am and electrician was here at 3pm. Inspected and found no fault with wiring, proceeded to install new cooker for me. No Hassle, Fast, Polite Safe COVID Secure Service, Professional Service. would definitely Recommend and Definitely use them again if need an Electrician Again. Thank You .
I called on behalf of my infirm brother in law, was called back after a little time and asked them to speak directly with my brother in law which they did, and arranged an appointment for he next day, appointment confirmed and work carried out . A very good outcome to the problem and this company are on my brother in laws preferred list. Well done.
Great service. Put up new light fittings, changed light sockets, and put light and sockets in cupboard. Very competitive and would definitely recommend. Electrician was very friendly and pleasant. Will be using again for some outside lights
Excellent service, fast response high quality work and reasonable prices Happy to recommend Neil and his team
Great service, very professional and polite.definitely use again.
Superb service. Professional & friendly. Very impressed and will be using Billy again. Great prices too. Highly recommended. Much appreciated.
Patrick James Stephens
Neil came to look at job. Fitting outside electric junction box. Gave me a great price and said he could do it right away. Half hour later he was gone. Great service. Recommend to anyone
Peter was brilliant. Efficient, great communicator and very reasonable. Highly recommened!
I found Safespark Electrical Services through My Trusted Expert. I read previous reviews & they were all 100% & within 5 minutes of chatting online regarding my query Leon called me & an appointment was made. The young guy ( really sorry but I’ve forgotten his name ) turned up at my Mums house at the said time, he was so polite & was very efficient. I would definitely recommend these guys, brilliant service.