Electrical safety workshop – electrical safety in social housing (England)

A one-day practical workshop which focuses on electrical safety in the social housing sector.

Electrical safety workshop – electrical safety in social housing (England)

It will look predominantly at the practical measures and controls that you can adopt to ensure the safety of the electrical installations in your properties, including:

  • Things to consider when developing your electrical testing programme for commercial, HMOs, offices and domestic premises – the frequencies of testing and how this can be tailored to your own company requirements
  • How to ‘de-code’ your electrical certificates (EICRs) – whether these are provided by in-house staff or external contractors, our workshop will help you to understand what to look for and how to identify anomalies and common ‘pit falls’ in certification
  • ‘Satisfactory or unsatisfactory’ … an overview of industry guidance to understand your coding classifications (categories) on certification and what action you should be taking as well as looking at what this means for your future programme
  • Understanding the roles and competencies of the responsible persons, such as supervisors and managers, what your organisation needs from them and the importance of auditing paperwork and people.

Who should attend?

Those involved in planning the electrical programme, including:

  • Asset management
  • Compliance
  • Health and safety.

Spencer Henry, MICWCI EngTech TMIET

Health and safety Spencer Henry, MICWCI EngTech TMIET

With over 15 years ‘hands-on’ experience as an electrical engineer Spencer has exceptional technical ability and expert knowledge working across a broad range of systems and facility types as well as a vast knowledge of wiring requirements, testing equipment, circuits, meters, power distribution, inspection and testing and electrical design.

Spencer has recently been working with social landlords and the private rented sector and has a detailed understanding of how organisations can implement fixed electrical programmes to meet requirements and ensure the safety of the properties and the tenants who reside in them. He is a corporate member of the Institute for Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate, representing them as a UK expert upon the Joint IET/BSI Technical Committee JPEL/64 and JPEL/64 Panel/subcommittee A, for BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations.