NIHE is the landlord for approximately 89,000 social housing properties and is responsible for administering an annual budget of circa £750m. Recognising the benefits of the Electrical Licence to Practise system, NIHE incorporated the LtP requirement into six planned and reactive maintenance contracts worth £600m. The LtP requirement is tied to SLA’s and KPI’s for the duration of the four year contract. Project mangers for the NIHE make use of the systems unique online workforce composition report, which provides an opportunity to check compliance with contract terms and conditions, as well as addressing the associated obligations set out in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
The North Eastern Education Authority included the Electrical Licence to Practise requirement in the £20.7 mil new build Parkhall Integrated High School.
The North Eastern Education Authority is one of the five Education Regions committed to the specifying the requirement for the LtP system in its capital build and planned maintenance programme going forward. The system is policed by auditing and reporting on the compliance of the main contractor with the PGN 01/16 Licence to Practice Initiative for Electrical Workers. The outcome of the audit is a Client focused report detailing the level of compliance with obligations relating to the composition of the electrical contractor’s workforce.
The Department of Justice has specified the Electrical Licence to Practise requirement for a new accommodation block, valued at £55million. The block will include 360 cells on three levels and is expected to be completed by 2019. The Client intends to ensure that the main contractor is employing the services of an electrical contractor who in turn is resourcing the project with a competent workforce. The online system provides visibility on the composition of the electrical contractor’s workforce from inception through to commissioning and final handover.