Useful Links

Useful links

Below you will find links to electrical scheme operators, consumer protection organisations and charities and government departments.

Government approved electrical scheme operators

The following organisations are authorised by the government to carry out domestic electrical installation work which meets Part P of the building regulations. To find out more about the requirements for your country, visit our Find an Electrician pages.

ELECSA - www.elecsa.co.uk

NAPIT Registration Services - www.napit.org.uk

NICEIC - www.niceic.com

SELECT – www.select.org.uk

Benchmark Certification Ltd - www.corgiservices.com

BSI - www.kitemark.com

OFTEC - www.oftec.org.uk

APHC (Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors) - www.aphc.co.uk 

 

Other government-approved or supported schemes

Gas Safe Register™ - www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk
Gas safety in Great Britain has changed. CORGI gas registration ended in Great Britain on 31 March 2010. So don’t ask for a CORGI installer. Ask for a Gas Safe Register™ engineer. By law, gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. Always ask to see their ID card. Be gas safe.

TrustMark - www.trustmark.org.uk
TrustMark is a scheme supported by Government, the building industry and consumer groups to help you find reliable and trustworthy trades people to make improvements and repairs inside and outside your home. 

  

Consumer Protection Organisations and Information

Citizens Advice - www.adviceguide.org.uk
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,000 locations, and by influencing policymakers. Call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Energy Networks Association - www.energynetworks.org
Energy Networks Association (ENA) produces a range of leaflets warning the public of the dangers of electricity. These can be viewed on their website.

Trading Standards - www.tradingstandards.gov.uk
A one-stop shop for consumer protection information in the UK. The website provides a wealth of information for consumers and businesses, schools, advice and information centers, community organisations, local councils, business support agencies and trade associations. 

Which? Consumer Rights - www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights
Advice on understanding your rights as a consumer, including simple explanations of the legislation that protects you.

 

Charities 

Age Concern - www.ageconcern.org.uk
Age Concern is the UK's largest organisation working with and for older people. They provide information and advice on various issues concerning later life including benefits, care, health and housing. 

Child Accident Prevention Trust - www.capt.org.uk
CAPT is a national charity committed to reducing the number of children and young people who are killed, disabled or seriously injured as a result of accidents.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - www.rospa.co.uk
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity established over 80 years ago and aims to campaign for change, influence opinion, contribute to debate, educate and inform - for the good of all. By providing information, advice, resources and training, RoSPA is actively involved in the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents in all areas of life. 

Shelter - www.shelter.org.uk
Shelter works clients throughout Britain to provide free and independent housing and legal advice and assistance. We also have support services that vary from area to area, according to the needs of the local community. Shelter believes that everybody needs a home in a place where they can thrive. Our work won’t stop until there’s a home for everyone. 

 

Government Links 

Building Standards Division (of the Scottish Government) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Building/Building-standards
An executive agency of the Scottish Executive, responsible for writing the Scottish building regulations.  

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government - www.communities.gov.uk
Communities and Local Government's vision is of prosperous and cohesive communities, offering a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for all. 

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) - www.beis.gov.uk
The Department leads work to create the conditions for business success through competitive and flexible markets that create value for businesses, consumers and employees. It drives regulatory reform, and works across Government and with the regions to raise levels of UK productivity.  

Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPPS) - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-product-safety-and-standards
The Office for Product Safety and Standards was created in January 2018 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to enhance protections for consumers and the environment and drive increased productivity, growth and business confidence.

Directgov - www.direct.gov.uk
Website of the UK Government containing information on all public services. 

Health & Safety Executive - www.hse.gov.uk
Our mission is to protect people's health and safety by ensuring risks in the changing workplace are properly controlled. 

Local Authority Building Control - www.labc.org.uk
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in building design and construction. LABC is a publicly accountable, independent building control provider. 

Planning Portal - www.planningportal.gov.uk
The Planning Portal is a Central Government website for planning and Building Regulations information in England and Wales. The free service allows users to learn about the planning system, view the Building Regulations, find out if they require planning and/or Building Regulations consent and apply for planning permission online.