As a homeowner, although you may not realise it, current UK legislation means that, when you use a contractor – whether it is to do some plumbing, roofing, electrical work, installing a security system, glazing, or even gardening – you can be held responsible for the failings of that contractor.
As a very simple example, if you have a burglar alarm installer who does not comply with health and safety standards, and then drops something on the head of a passer-by, you can be held legally responsible.
The Safecontractor approval scheme was set up in the 1990s to help homeowners and businesses to make certain that the contractors they employed adhered to current legislation.
What Does Safecontractor Approved Mean For Homeowners?
By employing a contractor who is Safecontractor registered, a homeowner knows automatically that the contractor has procedures in place which do comply with the law, and thus – as the employer – the homeowner is safeguarded.
It is really just common sense to make certain that the security system supplier, electrician, roofer, or whatever other specialist you are employing, is Safecontractor registered.
You know that they are serious about their business and take every precaution in order to comply with the law. Not only do you have the assurance that you are using a contractor who is not likely to injure a passerby or visitor, you are also protecting yourself and your family.
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