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Created On: 16 November 2012 10:40 PM
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 16 November 2012 10:40 PM
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 16 November 2012 10:55 PM
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To combat unregistered people they introduce a voluntary scam oops scheme WHAT! Come on guys if your gonna do it make it mandatory and at least as hard as the jib to join

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 16 November 2012 10:56 PM
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another load of people trying to making money off our backs.

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 16 November 2012 11:10 PM
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I completed the enquiry form, then realised I will automatically be enrolled as a NAPIT scheme member, so therefore I didn't need to enquire!

Look on it as a back link to your website
 16 November 2012 11:19 PM
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Looks like it belongs to NAPIT

Result of WHOIS query: electricsaferegister.co.uk
 16 November 2012 11:26 PM
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sparkingchip, I don't think napit are on board yet,
I believe that this is an NICEIC, ELECSA,ECA, ESC initiative/scheme. The press annoucement is coming on Monday.

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 17 November 2012 07:27 AM
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All I hear, from scheme members, is that the public do not know who any of the schemes are and what they do but have heard them say the public recognise Gas-safe and that it is these who you call for competent gas work to be carried out.

As far as i can see, whether it is a good thing or not, this is what Electric safe is all about. Mainly a one stop shop for a registered, and hopefully 'competent', electrician.

As long as its free then whats the beef.
 17 November 2012 07:44 AM
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Well if it`s free I`ll join.
Let`s face it, none of the schemes nor the office of the deputy frog have done much to promote Part P to the public like Gas Safe or Corgi before them did.

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 17 November 2012 08:01 AM
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But there again, if you are already a member of a scheme why don't they automatically register. It is early, the penny is dropping.
 17 November 2012 08:35 AM
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The official press release is already out and can be found here on My Local Electrician

To confirm this is NOT an NICEIC, ELECSA, ECA initiative, this has been formed by NAPIT alone.

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Edited: 17 November 2012 at 08:42 AM by mylocalelectrician
 17 November 2012 09:10 AM
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There is already a single website for scheme members.

competentperson.co.uk if memory serves.


It still comes back to the old chestnut that no matter how many names we give it or how many scheme providers there are, the whole thing is a sham until there is decent enforcement action against people doing their own work and not notifying.

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 17 November 2012 02:35 PM
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We were under the impression that this is comparable to all the other 'find a competent tradesmen' sites out there, the cost would depend on your level of participation, perhaps free for a one liner amongst hundreds of others but for a panel or banner advert there will no doubt be a cost to bear, to align your trade with the GSR is erroneous and does have its problems, you have to remember that the Gas Act relates to the gas connection and everything else around it comes under the Building Regulations and notification, if you want to make similarities to it in your trade, well the DNO is responsible under the Electricity Act for the connection and everything else you do comes under the Building Regulations and notification.

I suspect these initiatives are as a result of uncertainty and desperation for a number of reasons, the membership numbers are rapidly declining and the uncertainty of the outcome of Part P, could it be revocation (liberal way) or cutting the cost to consumers and small businesses and trimming what is notifiable work (tory way).

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Edited: 17 November 2012 at 05:14 PM by rocknroll
 17 November 2012 05:25 PM
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Call me pernicity, but for me a clue to the websites intentions, ie, income over quality is that the picture of a tool case when you click on the electricians link, is that of an $879 american datacoms engineer kit rather than an electricians!

http://www.tecratools.com/pages/datacom/80112.html
 17 November 2012 05:40 PM
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The women in the adverts don't look like my usual clients either!
 17 November 2012 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by: weirdbeard

Call me pernicity, but for me a clue to the websites intentions, ie, income over quality is that the picture of a tool case when you click on the electricians link, is that of an $879 american datacoms engineer kit rather than an electricians!



http://www.tecratools.com/pages/datacom/80112.html


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 17 November 2012 07:14 PM
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Have you sussed it out yet?

You need to read Martyn Duerden's topic "Letter from the ECA": http://www.theiet.org/forums/f...d=49263&enterthread=y

Then read this one again carefully and use your brain.

It's laughable really!

Andy
 17 November 2012 07:26 PM
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"The women in the adverts don't look like my usual clients either!" as a local odd job man said to me "Have you noticed that not many of our clients have their own teeth?"
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