August 13, 2013
Ireland – Around the world new standards are being implemented to protect homeowners from unsafe practices. In Ireland “New Safety Legislation For Electrical Contractors Announced” to regulate practices, performance and standards for delivering services to residential customers.
New legislation was reported “as a result, from 1 October 2013, only Registered Electrical Contractors may complete significant electrical work in residential premises under Irish law. Minor electrical works such as changing switches, sockets or light fittings are not covered by this legislation. This law has been put in place by the CER following a CER public consultation and the Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte bringing the draft legislation for approval by both Houses of the Oireachtas,” reports Build ie.
“The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), Ireland’s national energy regulator, has put in place new safety legislation for electrical contractors operating in the home.”
The statistics reveal that in “Ireland, on average five people are killed each year in their home from either direct contact with electricity or from fires with a suspected electrical cause. All Registered Electrical Contractors are insured and must issue the customer with a certificate of conformance to show the work is to an approved standard, thereby improving safety standards.”
The rallying cry to place more rigorous standards on electrical contractors can reduce incidents that stem from electrical mishaps and support consumer safety.
Ireland is offering the following Website to fnd a Registered Electrical Contractor please visit www.safeelectric.ie
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