Thirteen helps to develop new electrical safety guidance

Staff members from Thirteen’s electrical team have played a part in developing a piece of new electrical safety guidance for social housing.

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6 Feb 2019

The team attended the House of Commons with the Electrical Safety Roundtable social housing sub-group to help shape the final document, which has been created by social housing professionals responsible for the management and maintenance of electrical systems in the housing sector.

The code of practice also offers guidance on legal access and enforcement, to help organisations gain access to carry out an electrical installation condition report.

Electrical M&E service manager Dave Metcalf said: “We’re really proud to have been involved in this important piece of work.

“The team was sent a draft document last year to provide feedback, which has helped to shape the final document.

“We discussed a number of things, including the frequency of periodic inspection and testing, competency and minimum qualifications required by an electrician to carry out this work.

“This is the first of many documents that will be developed by the Electrical Safety Roundtable to improve support to organisations like ours, while also helping to improve industry standards.”

The Electrical Safety Roundtable is a leading industry forum, with a common goal of improving electrical safety in the home.

You can find out more information regarding the Electrical Safety Roundtable and download the Code of Practice for the Management of Electrotechnical Care in Social Housing at