As you will know SELECT along with a number of partner organisations including The SJIB and Unite the Union has been lobbying the Scottish Government to introduce Protection of Title for electricians. This would make it an offence for someone to call themselves an electrician if they were not qualified.
To consider the case for regulation, the Scottish Government is seeking to gather evidence on the extent of substandard electrical installations in Scotland and the risks posed to the general public. Scottish Government has commissioned Pye Tait to conduct this research.
This Call for Evidence is the industry’s opportunity to send a clear message to the Scottish Government that action is required and that Regulation should be introduced. It is therefore vital that as many Members as possible take part in the survey to demonstrate the industry’s belief that Regulation should be introduced.
The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete and you can participate by visiting: www.pyetait.com/Regulating-Electricians-in-Scotland.
The closing date for submissions is Friday 15th February 2019.
You can read more about our campaign for regulation by visiting: https://www.select.org.uk/safer/