Newry, Mourne and Down District Council specify the SparkSafe Electrical Licence to Practise (LtP) initiative

20 October 2020

SparkSafe is pleased to confirm that Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have started to specify the SparkSafe Electrical Licence to Practise (LtP) initiative as part of their construction and property maintenance quality improvement requirements.

The southeast Council is moving in the right direction when it comes to achieving increased value for money, health and safety and social value outcomes from their supply chain on behalf of its rate payers.

Apprentice recruitment and adult worker upskilling drivers featured in the rationale of Council officials, when assessing the community benefits of the locally developed IT system.

The SparkSafe system favours responsible contractors and qualified workers, by placing online barriers designed to prevent the use of rogue workers and cowboy contractors.

Independent assessment and authentication of individual electrical worker qualifications, as well as compliance auditing, featured in the decision by the Council to commence specifying the Electrical Licence to Practise system.

“By specifying SparkSafe LtP as a tendering requirement, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have demonstrated a strong commitment towards strengthening supply chain accountability.” Derek Thompson, Chief Executive.