Building Safety Act-ion

By NAPIT
6th May 2022

David Cowburn, Chief Operating Officer at NAPIT Group and member of the Interim Industry Competence Committee, reflects on the journey of the Building Safety Bill and sets out how it will impact the construction industry. Introduced in the House of Commons on 5 July 2021, the Building Safety Bill received…

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Bumps in the Road: The journey to Decarbonising heat in UK homes.

By NAPIT
23rd February 2022

NAPIT’s Chief Operating Officer, David Cowburn, responds to the current energy crisis and the BEIS Select Committee report on the Decarbonisation of Heat in UK Homes.  The direction of travel set out by the Government is clear, and there were always going to be challenges to face when committing to…

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NAPIT Chief Executive takes time to reflect on 2021

By NAPIT
1st December 2021

Mike Andrews Chief Executive of NAPIT Group, reflects on the challenges and highlights of 2021 and looks ahead to the opportunities that 2022 has to offer.  This time last year I was looking ahead to 2021 and predicting a promising outlook for the repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) sector despite…

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Reflecting on the Evolution of Electrical Safety Standards

By NAPIT
7th June 2021

David Cowburn, Chief Operating Officer at NAPIT, reflects on the progress made by the electrical industry to enhance electrical safety standards over the past decade, including the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS), and considers the issues which remain unresolved. It doesn’t seem all that long ago, that I was sat in front of…

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Guest Blog: Shining a Spotlight on Electrical Safety – Virtual Conference

By NAPIT
21st April 2021

Chris Bielby, Chair of the Electrical Safety Roundtable shares his excitement about the upcoming Virtual Conference which will be Shining a Spotlight on Initiatives Impacting Electrical Safety in Homes and Workplaces. I have been the Chairman of the Electrical Safety Roundtable since its inception in 2012 and I can’t help…

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Inform and Empower – NAPIT’s leading response to the PRS Regulations

By NAPIT
24th February 2021

Frank Bertie, Chairman of The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers, showcases the work of the Association in raising awareness of and explaining the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations to Landlords, Local Authorities and Letting Agents. Having been a part of the electrical industry…

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Reflect, Regroup and Refocus

By NAPIT
19th January 2021

Mike Andrews, Chief Executive of NAPIT Group, reflects on 2020 and looks ahead to what 2021 may have in store for the Construction, Repair, Maintenance and Improvement sectors. There is no doubt that 2020 will be remembered for decades. The impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions imposed…

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Electrical Safety taking the spotlight in Scotland

By NAPIT
24th November 2020

Mike Andrews, Chief Executive of NAPIT, examines the two consultations focussed on Electrical Safety recently published in Scotland looking at why there are two, what are they trying to achieve and outlines NAPIT’s position on the debate. In the past few months, two consultations have been published in Scotland considering…

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