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Autor: | Dienstag, 27. August 2013 | Kommentare

Courtesy of NAPITNAPIT News:

27 August 2013 – A significant proportion of respondents in the city of Bath are already in-the-know when it comes to ensuring the electricians they hire are competent, according to a recent survey carried out by the ElectricSafe Register.

The snap-shot survey was carried out in Bath’s historic city centre on 19 and 20 July. It is part of an ongoing series of public awareness surveys conducted by ElectricSafe during 2013 – a campaign designed to build a bigger picture of consumer awareness and attitudes towards domestic electrical safety on a national scale.

Of those questioned, over 66 per cent say they would ask an electrician to prove their competence before hiring them. In addition, over three quarters (76 per cent) would expect to see an ID card tied with a Government approved scheme.

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Autor: | Freitag, 23. August 2013 | Kommentare

NAPIT News:

23 August 2013 – According to a recent ElectricSafe survey on electrical safety awareness, 90% of people want proof of competence before hiring an electrician and 87% would look for an ID badge, linking the electrician to a Governments approved scheme provider, as proof of this.

The survey, carried out in Durham City Centre on 12-13 July, is part of a wider national survey, investigating how aware members of the public are of electrical safety issues in the home.

The survey also shows that nearly two thirds of people are generally unaware of what a Competent Persons Scheme is. ElectricSafe exists to combat this lack of awareness by providing a single, recognisable brand for householders to search for electricians in their area. The register is FREE to join for Full Scope electricians from any of the seven Government approved registration bodies of the electrical industry.

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Autor: | Donnerstag, 22. August 2013 | Kommentare

NAPIT News

22 August 2013 – According to the final statistics from 2012 (1), Europe isn’t the world leader it once was with solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. In order to keep the industry moving, NAPIT says more investment is required in solar technologies.

In 2012, over 31 GW of new solar PV installations were created worldwide, approximately the same as in 2011. However, Europe’s contribution to new solar installations has dropped from over 70% in 2011 to about 55% in 2012. Other regions of the world are now taking charge when it comes to implementing solar technologies in their countries. Even though Europe doesn’t have the climate to take advantage of solar technology as much as Asia or Africa, it cannot afford to be left in the dark on such a rapidly expanding industry.

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Autor: | Mittwoch, 14. August 2013 | Kommentare

NAPIT News:

14 August 2013 – According to the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) statistics (1), sales of electric cars rose by 70 per cent in the first 7 months of 2013. This increased interest in the electrical car market makes now the perfect time for installers to take advantage of this rapidly expanding market and look at options to expand their businesses.

This interest has been reflected in recent Government initiatives, with an announcement in February stating that £37 million will be made available for installation of electrical vehicle charging points (2). This drive towards the use of electrical vehicles on the road is likely to lead to an even greater interest in the market.

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Autor: | Dienstag, 13. August 2013 | Kommentare

NAPIT News:

13 August 2013 – NAPIT will be speaking at two Electrical Safety: Why Regulations Matter fringe events during this year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences, held in Brighton on Tuesday 24 September and Manchester on Monday 30 September respectively.

The fringe events will be hosted by the Electrical Safety Roundtable and will see representatives from LABC, the Chief Fire Officers Association and IET in attendance as well as MPs, including the Shadow Communities and Local Government Minister. The meetings will highlight the key issues affecting electrical safety in the home, including; changes to Part P of the Building Regulations, the importance of individual electrical competence, and the possibility of improving Building Control enforcement.

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Autor: | Montag, 12. August 2013 | Kommentare

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Courtesy of NAPIT12 August 2013 – Awareness of the ElectricSafe Register is on the rise, according to a recent survey. After a series of campaigns that reached out to millions of people across the country, over a fifth of respondents now say they have heard of the ElectricSafe Register – a facility that has been around for less than a year.

The snap-shot survey was carried out by ElectricSafe in Durham’s bustling city centre on the 12 and 13 July. Responses gathered were overwhelmingly in favour of the idea of having a simple way to search for competent, registered electricians. Of those who had heard of and understood ElectricSafe, 100 per cent of respondents said they would use it to find an electrician.

The survey was part of a wider campaign designed to find out more about consumer understanding and raise awareness of competent, registered electricians and electrical safety in the home. In line with this aim, the ElectricSafe survey team were briefed to explain key issues. After the concept of ElectricSafe was explained to them, 99 per cent of respondents who had not previously heard of the register said they would use it to find an electrician.

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Autor: | Donnerstag, 8. August 2013 | Kommentare

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08 August 2013 – NAPIT have welcomed the findings of a new Energy Saving Trust (EST) report which suggests homeowners could be making savings and earnings of up to £1,350 a year by installing air source and £3,000 per year by installing ground source heat pumps in their homes.

The Heat Pump Field Trials: Phase 2 report, part of a study carried out between 2010 and 2013, is one of the most comprehensive of its kind. It analysed the wide variation in current performance of 44 heat pump sites across the UK and found that properly designed systems, installed to the highest standards, are the key to ensuring the best levels of long-term efficiency and output.

These figures come after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff levels of 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps. The domestic RHI scheme is expected to be introduced in spring 2014. DECC will also offer an extra set payment of £230 per year where homeowners take out metering and monitoring support packages for heat pumps.

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Autor: | Dienstag, 30. Juli 2013 | Kommentare

Who are NAPIT?

NAPIT are a Government approved registration body for the Electrical Industry.

Comprised of NAPIT Registration, Certification, Services, Inspection, Training, and the NAPIT Trade Association, the NAPIT Group has been established for over 20 years and has grown to become a nationwide organisation working across five different markets.

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Autor: | Mittwoch, 24. Juli 2013 | Kommentare

NAPIT News:

23 July 2013 – According to a recent survey , nearly 80% of professionals believe that focusing on sustainable development will lead to growth within the building industry. NAPIT see this as an opportunity to instigate growth within the industry.

The survey, carried out by CareerStructure.com, showed that 78% of professionals believe that, with a focus on sustainable measures, overall industry growth can be stimulated. It also showed that 84% feel qualifications in sustainability improve employability and almost two thirds (60%) have already sought out and gained sustainability qualifications, with a further 86% wanting to acquire qualification within their field.

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Autor: | Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013 | Kommentare

News from NAPIT:

22 July 2013 – The ElectricSafe Register has gained the support of five out of the seven UKAS Accredited, DCLG authorised electrical self-certification scheme operators in a milestone agreement which brought them together to promote the use of ElectricSafe, a register designed to make it easier for consumers to find competent, registered electricians in England and Wales.

A formal declaration of intent, signed by BSI, Benchmark, NAPIT Registration, OFTEC, and Stroma Certification over the past few weeks, will see competent, registered electricians from each of these scheme providers automatically included on the ElectricSafe website. The organisations themselves have also committed to taking an active role in the mutual governance of the ElectricSafe Register. Though members of these supporting companies will be registered automatically, this does not affect ElectricSafe’s policy of encouraging Full Scope Electrical members of the other DCLG approved Competent Person Scheme providers to join.

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