New scheme launched by Leigh

A LEIGH company has launched a new scheme to help electricians prove their worth to potential customers.

Testing company Applitec, based in Tyldesley, has been accredited to the National Federation of Electrical and Thermal Testing (NFETT).

Unlike accreditation schemes provided by other companies, Applitec will give individual engineers, and not their companies, the NFETT rating, allowing for greater customer confidence in their abilities.

Applitec are also hoping their new accreditation will prove cheaper for individual engineers than other ratings, which they hope will persuade more newly-emerging and start-up businesses to get themselves accredited, and help local electricians who are taking their first steps into being self-employed.

The company will also allow engineers who do not carry out remedial work to become accredited.

Engineers who meet the qualifying standards will be able to carry the NFETT logo on their ID and van.