Thursday 10th December has been earmarked as ‘The Private Rented Sector Safety Shocks’ event, held in Westminster, which will see representatives from across the public and private sectors come together to discuss improving safety in private rented housing.
On 1 January 2016, Regulation 421.1.201 (PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE CAUSED BY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT) came into full effect in England.
The new regulation is one of a number of changes following the implementation of the Third Amendment to BS 7671: 2008, The IET Wiring Regulations.
UK Power Networks is increasing its public service message by running a 'Think before you drill' initiative to raise awareness of the dangers of electricity, and importance of trades people locating cables before starting work.
A Government working group set up to improve electrical safety standards and regulation in the private rental sector (PRS) has published a list of recommendations, due to growing concerns about tenant safety.