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.
excellent service from Charlie, friendly, full of good advice would recommend to anyone who needs an electrician.will use again.
Erwin was excellent. Responded to an emergency call out at short notice, arrived promptly ,diagnosed and fixed the problem quickly and charged a reasonable rate for the job.Thoroughly recommended.
Contacted DSS Electrical to install a convection hob. Came at agreed time (in fact slightly before since they had finished a previous job early) and installed in 30mins, cheaper than the company we bought the appliance from. Very happy with the work and would recommend to others.
He was here very fast great job done yes def recommend to anyone
Quick, friendly experts who cleaned up mess after themselves and tested everything- highly recommended
Very efficient, sorted my electrical problem, made sure I was happy with the work.
Absolutely brilliant got our electricity back up and working price was excellent, will be getting him back to sort the wiring out in our conservatory. Definitely recommend Edmonds Electrical.
Highly recommend Perry. Arrived when he said he would, offered good advice and great work. Will definitely be using for all our future jobs!
I highly recommend Perry for all your electrical needs. Has done several jobs for us and has always done a great job at a competitive price. Genuine lovely guy and nothing is too much trouble.
Definitely recommend Perry. He came on time and changed 6 down lights and a plug plus fixed my outside lights which were shorting. All done in one morning.
I have used Perry for several jobs now, ranging from work in a new build through to existing renovations. Perry has been excellent throughout, helping to advise on what would look/ work best, and then carrying out the work to an extremely high standard. He communicates well and is always punctual when completing work. I have recommended him to family and friends, and will continue to do so.
Perry Newman is very polite and courteous and knows his stuff. He installed all new LED lighting in our home. Very Professional and cleaned up brilliantly after he finished. Would recommend him every time.
Extremely reliable service. Perry uses his electric expertise to come up with innovative solutions. Highly recommended.
I can highly recommend Perry for any electrical work. Very professional, works to a high standard, reasonable prices and a great guy to boot. Can not fault any work he has done for us. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
We have been using Perry for a number of months now and we find him to be knowledgable, very courteous with our customers, very accommodating and an excellent electrician. We would definitely recommend Perry for any of your electrical needs be it big or small.
Not only a knowledgeable electrician but trustworthy and reliable. Very neat and tidy work. Thoroughly recommend.
Great service, good price, more than satisfied with the work carried out
Very happy with Neil Allan from NGA Electrical Services. Professional, courteous and reliable service. I would Highly recommend NGA Electrical Service.
Very swift response and rectified fault quickly.