SparkSafe Celebrate 1000th Project

6 August 2020

SparkSafe Electrical Licence to Practise is delighted to report a significant milestone in its efforts to improve quality and raise standards in the electrical contracting industry.

The Western Region of the Education Authority registered St Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen with a contract value of £13 million via main contractor O’Hare and McGovern, marking the 1000th public sector project subject to the SparkSafe quality improvement initiative.

During the period, over one billion pounds worth of public sector construction and maintenance contracts have specified the SparSafe Licence to Practise requirement.

The SparkSafe system is an original industry-led concept; designed to protect the commercial, occupational, and legacy interests of responsible employers, electricians, and apprentices.

We’ve designed a system that focuses on protecting customers from the safety, quality, and value for money risks associated with the employment of unqualified, underqualified, and semi-skilled electrical workers.

The system provides industry Clients with an independent, online, quality control and compliance resource. Central to SparkSafe is the Workforce Composition Report which increases the accountability and visibility of electrical supply chain competencies.

SparkSafe Chairman Lewis Darragh said, “Reaching the target of 1000 registered projects with SparkSafe is excellent news. Since the system’s approval, we’ve seen significant improvement in the upskilling of the existing workforce and uptake of industry-approved Level 3 apprenticeships.”