WATCHDOGS are introducing a home services directory for West Yorkshire people in search of reputable traders.
Trading standards officials have vetted every entry in their publication.
Entrants - who include builders, plumbers, decorators and gardeners - have signed up to a list of promises about their standards.
The vetting procedure includes checks with police and the register of county court judgements.
Graham Hebblethwaite, chief officer of West Yorkshire Trading Standards, said: "I am pleased to see this scheme introduced to provide extra protection for local residents.
"We have lots of good, honest traders in West Yorkshire, whose reputation can sometimes be affected by the actions of a small, rogue minority."
The directory is online at www.hsd. org.uk