SECTT and ESF team up to deliver 650 free lockout kits to apprentices and trainees

SECTT and ESF team up to deliver 650 free lockout kits to apprentices and trainees

The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) has once again teamed up with Electrical Safety First (ESF) to give free lockout kits to Scotland’s trainee electricians.

Now in its 12th year, the partnership saw SECTT training officers visit colleges and training centres across the country to hand out more than 650 of the kits to 3rd Stage apprentices and adult trainees, observing physical distancing at all times.

Worth £30 each, the kits save lives by ensuring that electricity is turned off – and stays off – until work is completed. This fundamental process, known as safe isolation, is essential in helping to prevent serious or fatal electric shocks.

Among the recipients were trainees at Ayshire College, Ayr Campus, Dundee & Angus College and Perth College UHI, with other apprentices presented with their kits at all 21 SECTT Approved Centres.

SECTT organises and provides financial assistance for training, carries out pre-employment assessments for all applicants and monitors the progress of all apprentices and adult trainees from their first day at college to the completion of their training.

ESF is a campaigning charity that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by electricity in UK homes. It works closely with government, the electrical industry, manufacturers, retailers and consumer safety organisations to improve safety regulation and standards. It also runs media and digital campaigns to share advice and guidance with consumers to help them stay safe in their homes.

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