The only traders vetted by Kent Trading Standards
Trading Standards Checked is Kent County Council's (KCC) safe traders scheme for businesses in the home improvement sector. Together with Kent Police and our members, we aim to prevent financial abuse, stop doorstep criminals and protect residents, especially the vulnerable, from criminal and rogue traders.
Trading Standards Checked carries out thorough checks on traders and is the only scheme vetted by Kent Trading Standards.
The Trading Standards Checked scheme is further enhanced by Kent Police who carry out criminal record checks as part of the validation of trader applications when required. This is done under the Kent and Medway Data Sharing Agreement.
This gives you additional peace of mind when choosing a Trading Standards Checked trader to do work in your home.
With our vetting checks, you can feel confident when you invite a Trading Standards Checked trader into your home. We have access to information and systems that no other scheme in Kent has.
Our checks are further enhanced as Kent Police carries out criminal record checks as part of the validation of trader applications when required.
Our staff are professionals; highly trained, experienced and able to draw on a range of skills developed by supporting Kent County Council Trading Standards in its work. Wherever you see the Kent Trading Standards Checked logo you can be sure that you will be dealing with a reliable, safe trader who is proud to display their logo and provide a service that is compliant with UK legislation.
If things go wrong you can seek advice from the Citizens Advice consumer service. Kent County Council Trading Standards monitors complaints on all members of the scheme.
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Trading Standards Checked is open to all Kent’s traders in the home improvement sector. It will set your business apart and give your customers confidence when they invite you into their home. The application process is quick and easy so why not sign up today?