Industry teams up to promote consumer safety

Published:  10 June, 2016

The Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installers (iKBBI) has teamed up with NICEIC and ELECSA to promote consumer safety within the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installation market.

Paul Collins, technical services manager at NICEIC and ELECSA, said: "We are pleased to be working alongside the iKBBI to look at ways that the NICEIC and ELCESA can support the iKBBI and help achieve its aims. Many NICEIC, ELECSA and IKBBI registrants will already be undertaking work in the kitchen, bedroom and the bathroom sectors so it makes sense to come together and look at ways that we can support installers and promote consumer safety to ensure that work is completed to a high standard by competent installers.

"NICEIC and ELECSA are both committed to improving safety within the home and by working with other industry partners we can share experiences on a range of initiatives such as training, complaints and recommended standards to improve safety for consumers looking to employ competent and reliable installers."

The iKBBI already works with a range of partners across the consumer and retail sectors to improve standards, including Gas Safe and Which? Trusted Traders.

iKBBI chief executive Damian Walters added: "The safety of our members and their customers is of paramount importance to our organisation and something we are passionate about. Our latest strategic partnership with NICEIC and ELECSA is another important milestone.

"Our members can operate in potentially dangerous environments on a daily basis, often working with a combination of gas, electricity and water. It therefore makes perfect sense to partner with those whose specialist subject is safety in the home."

The NICEIC and ELECSA represent more than 37, 000 registered enterprises and have a reputation among consumers, specifiers of work and industry for promoting safety, integrity and technical excellence.

The NICEIC brand on its own has been around for more than 60 years and is a leading UK voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry.

 

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