The only traders vetted by Kent Trading Standards
Trading Standards Checked is a fair trader directory for trades in the home maintenance sector run by Kent County Council (KCC). Together with our members, we aim to prevent financial abuse, stop doorstep criminals and protect residents, especially the vulnerable, from criminal and rogue traders.
We know it is difficult to find a safe and reliable trader that you can trust. Trading Standards Checked carries out thorough checks on traders and has access to information that no other scheme in Kent has, so you can have peace of mind when choosing a Trading Standards Checked trader to do work in your home.
Have you noticed badges on our members pages? Some of our members are going above and beyond to protect you, the residents of Kent.
These badges show that the business has completed training to improve their Covid safety, customer service, compliance with consumer rights and more.
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 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.
Face coverings are no longer required by law, however the advice is that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you will come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
We are urging our Trading Standards Checked members to protect themselves and their customers by continuing to wear a mask in customers homes. As well as this we encourage good hand hygiene throughout their visit to your property and where possible, conducting business outside or in a well-ventilated area.
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 a trusted accreditation for Kent’s traders. 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?