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Our Vetting Process

Safe Local Trades VettingConsumers generally do not ask to see verification of tradesmen, nor do they ask to see their insurance or relevant qualifications. By ensuring that all members on our register undergo a stringent vetting process, abide by a Service Charter, and are monitored on an on-going basis, this should reassure you that the traders on Safe Local Trades are reputable and trustworthy.

As spaces on our register are limited, this allows us to carefully select members, all of whom are open and transparent, and confident in being vetted and monitored; this deters any traders who know that their work is substandard or their service is poor.

The following checks have been carried out on all our members:

  • Interviewed in person
  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checked
  • Photo and address identification (e.g., drivers licence)
  • Proof of membership to any Trade Association
  • Proof of qualifications (where applicable)
  • Proof of statutory qualifications required by law (e.g., Gas Safe Registered, Part P, etc)
  • Certificate of Public Liability Insurance and Employers Insurance if applicable
  • Certificate of Incorporation for Limited Companies and credit checked
  • UTR (Unique Tax Reference) verification for Sole Traders to ensure HMRC registered
  • Certificate of VAT registration document (if applicable)
  • References taken from up to five previous customers
  • Sign and agree to abide by the standards set out in our Service Charter

More about Safe Local Trades

Safe Local Trades 0800 014 1832 Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough United Football Club, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 8AN