NAPIT Launches Campaign for a better Electrical Industry

NAPIT have launched a series of Infographics which seek to address some of the more pressing issues faced by NAPIT members and the wider electrical industry. The infographics have been based on survey responses received from the NAPIT Trade Association.
The results do not show anything surprising, however NAPIT aims to use the information to present to new MP's and other influential organisations in the building services sector a unique insight into the way policy changes affect the lives of tradespeople up and down the country.
What issues are represented
Electricians and anyone who works within the electrical industry will not be surprised to learn that campaign topics include:
Electrical safety in the private rented sector
Building Services Enforcement (Part P)
Service cut out fuse removal for safe working
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariff (FiT)
Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
Commenting on the infographics, NAPIT Trade Association Chairman Frank Bertie said: “From proposing a nationwide solution that would allow registered electricians to safely remove service cut-out fuses to offering new policy ideas to stabilize the Green Deal supply chain, NAPIT is committed to tackling the key issues that directly affect the working lives of our members, head on.”
 “Together we are stronger, and we are using that strength to make a positive impact on safety, stability and job creation. We’re taking a stand to push the priorities of the trades we represent higher up the political agenda by echoing the voice of our members on a national level.”
Main findings
90% of NAPIT Trade Association members support the idea of mandatory electrical safety checks every 5 years or more frequently for homes in the private rented sector.
One third of registered electricians spend around a quarter of their working time putting right botched DIY.
87% of survey respondents have come across a cut-out fuse which has not been sealed correctly.
The FiT scheme and degression mechanism should remain in place and unchanged to allow for the continued stability, confidence and predictability of this market.
Continuity, stability, consistency and clear long term commitments are key to the success of the Green Deal policy.
What NAPIT are hoping to achieve
The NAPIT campaigns team will be presenting these pioneering proposals to key ministers over the coming months. This will be pushing right to the heart of the matter and presenting the information in front of the very people who make policy changes.
By presenting them with information from tradespeople who work within the industry in accordance with policy, key decision makers will see the real time effects their policies have and see areas already identified as being of major concern.
The format of the infographics allow for the proposition of simple solutions that practically align with the current economic and political climate.

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