Our very own Carl Traynor took a trip to London last month after being invited to visit the House of Commons.
Carl Traynor, our housing manager for electrics, was invited to be a part of a group responsible for developing a new code of practice for electrical safety in social housing.
The code of practice has been completed after a series of meetings with a number of other social landlords from across the UK.
The group, known as the ‘Electrical Safety Roundtable’, developed the Code of Practice in response to complaints that there was no agreement in the sector on how to determine the electrical safety of stock and assets.
The code of practice aims to help this by setting out how often the electrical installation in a domestic tenanted property should be inspected, who should carry out these inspections, and how social housing providers should arrange to gain access to properties.
You can view the Code of Practice here