NAPIT is an organisation committed to consumer safety in the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors. The whole aim of the organisation is to ensure that through the competence of their Members, consumers can be confident of work that complies with the relevant regulations. They provide a simple, fast search service so that you can find a tradesperson in your area that you know you can rely on.
NAPIT members are active in the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors and members can register and be assessed by NAPIT in the fields of electrical installation, plumbing, heating and ventilation (which includes air conditioning).
They operate a comprehensive and rigorous code of practice for their members, but simply abiding by the rules and meeting the regulations is not the end of the story.
A job can be safe, comply with regulations and still be poorly done, which is why NAPIT offer a Work Quality Guarantee scheme to give you peace of mind; details of which appear on the Compliance Certificate issued by them on behalf of their members when the work has been completed. The Work Quality Guarantee Scheme covers notified works should the member be unable to rectify the works because they are no longer in business.
As well as the members who work in commerce and industry, they are also appointed by the government (the Department of Communities and Local Government, CLG) to run competent person schemes for the above trade disciplines, which ensure that work they undertake in the Domestic sector complies with the Building Regulations and can be carried out without you having to notify your local authority building control department.
NAPIT issue you with a certificate of compliance for the work carried out and they also update your local authority's records. This will help you with future house sale issues and may be required by future extensions of the home information pack.
NAPIT Members working in the domestic sector can choose to sign up to a consumer code of practice that complies with the Government's award winning anti-cowboy TrustMark Scheme and confirms that they provide warranty cover, adjudication & services to protect consumers and resolve disputes.
For further information about NAPIT vists their website on http://www.napit.org.uk/