NAPIT PART P 24 Hour Electricians serving Peterborough and the surrounding area.
Web Site last Updated
13 November 2012
The National Association of
Professional Inspectors & Testers was formed in 1992 as a consequence
of the lack of understanding in the Inspection & Testing field amongst many
electricians, and more specifically to plug the loophole that allows managers to
sign documentation and electricians to Inspect & Test electrical
installations and appliances, even though they may not have had up to date
appropriate training, do not possess the relevant qualifications and have
probably not acquired the specific experience.
should be given by both employers and customers before employing an Electrician
to Inspect and Test.
Is he competent?
Has he been assessed?
Is he using the correct test equipment?
What is my legal standpoint?
There are other recognized Professional
Associations within the Electrical Contracting Industry who assess a companies
professionalism and the experience and qualifications of a specific individual
within that company. But quite often employees other than the specific
individual are given the responsibility for the quality control mechanism of our
industry, i.e. that of Inspecting and Testing and subsequently issuing test
reports and schedules.
As well as assessing a companies quality, all the individuals within that company seeking NAPIT approval must undergo a thorough vetting process. If they do not possess the requisite qualifications, they must undertake the full NAPIT technical assessment which comprises a written paper and hands on 17th Edition testing session and/or practical Portable Appliance testing session depending on the type of approval being sought.
The current situation which allows individuals to
Inspect & Test when no one has assessed their abilities is unlikely to
achieve conformity with the relevant parts of the Electricity at Work
Regulations 1989 (E@W) and in particular Regulation 16. The advent of Document P
of the Building Regulations and its requirement to be a Competent Person to
undertake electrical work in dwellings, makes the implementation of the NAPIT
standards more compelling, as we are the ONLY trade association who run a true
Competence Person requirement for all the relevant staff of its approved member
companies and do not hide behind the legal definition.
With these amendments to the Building Regulations
making electrical work in dwellings a controlled service, as outlined in the
Approved Document P, then it is even more important that a system is in place to
monitor and assure individuals competence. NAPIT have always had such a system
and is the only Trade Association dedicated to monitoring the competence of all
its members for Inspection, Testing and system Verification. Our aim is to set
the standard for the industry.
These aims and objectives are being achieved by
the implementation of our strict individual vetting policy,
cost effective training courses, technical updates & advice, and by
harnessing expertise on a regional basis to provide a national network of NAPIT
representatives. NAPIT polices and maintains its standards, with friendly
support and in partnership with its members. We must emphasize that a
little knowledge is often sufficient to make electrical equipment function, but
a much higher level of knowledge and experience is needed to ensure safety.
safety at stake nothing less should be acceptable.
In a nutshell we as individuals
have been assessed and proof of our individual qualifications
have had to be submitted to NAPIT. This means that you
get the real deal not like other electrical members
organizations where it is possible for only one or two persons with the
relevant qualifications & experience to oversee many personnel who may not
be to the standard required.
process of an electrical installation consists of two main components, that of
inspecting (with all the senses) and testing, using calibrated test equipment.
would require verification are:
The reasons for an
initial verification are:
Our inspectors will
require certain relevant information such as, charts and drawings and must be
able to assess the general characteristics of the installation.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports
Is a comprehensive report on the condition of a Electrical Installation
The circumstances that require aElectrical Installation Condition Report are:
of general areas include
Your Safety is at risk if you do not have your property tested and inspected at regular intervals more details on request.