A recent survey carried out by the ElectricSafe Register suggests that the British consumer is well versed in basic electrical safety, and is used to taking precautions when hiring an electrician.
The survey, carried out in Bath and Durham, is part on an ongoing ElectricSafe campaign to increase consumer awareness and monitor attitudes towards electrical safety in the home.
- 66% of those questioned said that they would ask an electrician to prove their competence before hiring them.
- 76% said that they would expect to see an ID card displaying proof of a government-approved scheme.
“It’s encouraging to see that so many people ask electricians to prove their competence and would expect to see an ID card, but the figures show that there is still room for improvement,” said ElectricSafe director Martin Bruno.