SparkSafe LtP October 2015 Update

12 October 2015

The process towards full implementation and roll out of an electrical licence to practice system has taken a significant step forward following the recent CIFNI (Construction Industry Forum) members meeting.

Members of the influential group met at the Central Procurement Directorate Headquarters at Hollywood Exchange during September 2015 to consider feedback from a number pilot projects specifying the new LtP requirement.

Five pilot projects were examined during the period by a range of testing questions aimed at determining the views of the various user groups. The purpose and functionality of the system received a unanimous positive response from the industry representatives to effect the following recommendation –

That CIFNI members consider the wider roll out of the Licence to Practice Initiative (LtP) Initiative to all appropriate Government construction contracts from 1 January 2016.

The CPD and most CoPE organisations will begin to routinely include an electrical licence to practice requirement in the prequalification and contract documents on the majority of construction and maintenance projects going forward.

The recommendation effectively means that Northern Ireland is the first part of the United Kingdom to adopt a true electrical Licence to Practice system aimed at benefiting electrical workers, electrical contractors and the industries customers.

To learn more about Electrical Licence to Practice and how it may affect you please visit or call 028 25666835.