Licence to Practise (LtP) initiative

The Licence to Practise (LtP) initiative was introduced to all appropriate government construction contracts from 1 January 2016.

The Licence to Practise (LtP) initiative was introduced in January 2016.

Understanding the Licence to Practise initiative

The LtP initiative requires contractors tendering for specific Government construction contracts to ensure that, if successful, only electrical workers that are licensed to practise will be deployed on site.

It has been developed to eradicate unqualified operatives describing themselves as electricians and also to improve electrical safety standards.

An LtP system provides an assessment, grading structure and registration process for electrical workers that is appropriate to their qualifications and experience.

The system enables contractors to demonstrate to clients that they are employing appropriately qualified and experienced electrical workers on their construction projects.

The full details of the LtP Initiative are found in Annex C of the Construction Toolkit.

LtP systems which are currently recognised as providers under the LtP initiative are SparkSafe and ECS Check; 

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