A 12-week stakeholder consultation has been scheduled for 13 September 2023 via the NICS Citizen Space platform. It will be a targeted consultation focusing on engaging and obtaining the views of NI tenants, landlords, electricians, council enforcement officers, and all associated professional bodies/representatives on the draft Regulations
This consultation runs alongside one on Section 10, introducing certified 5-yearly checks of a private rented property’s hard-wired electrical installation by a qualified electrician.
Prior to seeking this approval to proceed to formal consultation with stakeholders there has been engagement in shaping of the regulations with the DfC expert advisory panel representing:
- Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS)
- Local Council Environmental Health Officers who will enforce the regulations
- DoF technical staff in respect of electrical and building regulation adherence
- Electrical Safety First – campaigning organisation for electrical safety measures