Back to News


NALS And NAPIT Join Forces To Launch Free Electrical Safety Course For Lettings Agents

20th May 2016

NALS has collaborated with the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) to create new free online electrical safety course for letting agents.
NALS has collaborated with the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) to create new free online electrical safety course for letting agents.
The Electrical Installation Safety course was created by NAPIT, a prominent trade association for electricians and allied tradespeople. The course focuses on giving those involved in letting accommodation in the private sector the necessary knowledge to comply with their legal obligations and ensure appropriate electrical checks are conducted for their premises.

It includes extensive user friendly guidance on the different regulatory requirements that apply in England, Scotland and Wales, considers industry best practice when it comes to periodic electrical inspections and provides valuable tips to help landlords conduct their own simple visual checks.

Isobel Thomson, NALS Chief Executive, said:

“NALS is committed to ensuring excellence in the PRS. Giving letting agents the tools to successfully navigate the sometimes complex legal landscape that governs the sector is essential in this regard.
NALS online learning platform offers a variety of short bite-sized courses as well as a Foundation Lettings Course which is an approved course under the Rent Smart Wales licensing requirements for agents and is also approved by the GLA for agents wanting to meet the London Rental Standard. We are delighted to have worked with NAPIT and this short course is a fantastic addition to our offering.”
Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie added:

“While the legal frameworks in different parts of the UK differ slightly, following the best practice advice set out in this course will ensure appropriate precautions have been taken.

The key message is that landlords should confirm that an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) has been carried out by a competent, registered electrician, experienced in periodic inspection, within the last five years or within the time frame recommended on their last EICR.

This is the best way to find and fix faults before electrical fires or accidents occur. It’s also highly recommended that this is supplemented by an annual visual electrical inspection, which any landlord can complete themselves.”

The Electrical Installation Safety learning snack course is completely free and can be taken by anyone with an interest in electrical safety.

To get started and test your knowledge, visit the NALS E-learning site and create an account using NAPIT as your NALS Membership Number and self-enrol on the course.

Here is a reprise of our interview with Michael Collinge of NAPIT who spoke on electrical safety at the NALS 2016 York Conference:

NALS is the National Approved Letting Scheme, a not for profit licensing scheme for lettings and management agents operating in the Private Rented Sector.

Quote Marks Image Quote Marks Image

Get in touch

If you have any questions about any aspect of the safeagent accreditation scheme or our professional development programme, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • We take your privacy very seriously and your information will be used strictly for us to deal with your enquiry and to keep in touch and not shared with any third parties. By submitting your details you agree to the terms of our privacy & cookie policy.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Connect with us


01242 581712



Cheltenham Office Park,
Hatherley Lane,
Cheltenham GL51 6SH