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    Electrical certification


    Can a registered/qualified electrician let another person who he claims is an electrician to do an electrical job in my property and self certify the electrical job when he was not supervising the friend/apparently an electrician the whole time but only in the morning telling him what has to be done and returning hours later when his friend has finished the electrical job? Also, he refuses to provide me any information if his friend is qualified and registered as a qualified electrician to do the job? Thank you.

    Asked by Jana on 6th Jul 2021
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    "Technically yes
    If everything test ok afterwards and cabling is done to comply
    The company /person name that’s on certificate will still be responsible for the installation
    But my view of it it’s against this practice
    Would be better that you get the registered electrician to do the whole job .
    But it’s depending what the job and price you have paid/ paying for the work"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    M P Webster Building Services

    "If the other person is not qualified he won't be able to certify the work. He needs to belong either to the NICEIC or one of the other certification bodies to be able to certify. It is a strict body to belong to and you are tested each year. also you need insurance"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Highlight Electrical

    "If the guy carrying out the work is competent and the main guy is happy with the installation then there is no issue certifying the work."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    CGi MultiTrade Ltd

    "The registered Electrician can have people to carry out jobs under supervision as they have to sign the work off, depending on type of work that is carried out, this is how new Electricians are coming on board.

    It sounds like you do not have confidence in the person who carried out the work even though the Electrician is willing to sign the work off, if this is the case than I would recommend that you get an independent report done.

    Not having enough information about the job done I am not able to say whether the job should have been under constant supervision or per task carried out."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Pure Gold Electricals

    "It depends what Part P Governing Body he is with. In any case he is legally obligated to ensure that the work is up to building standards and the work was completed by a competent person. The easiest way to prove competency is with qualifications but not the only way.

    Short answer is, if he is with NAPIT his worker must also be qualified. If he is with NICEIC his worker does not have to be qualified but must be competent. Once the work is completed he is responsible for making sure that work has been tested and is up to standard."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    ISPA electric

    "Yes - can be an assistant/partner. Testing and inspection belongs to the competent electrician."

    Answered on 9th Aug 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    All power test solutions

    "Only a registered electrician can certify works , if he is supervising the works or inspecting/testing after works completed and is satisfied then he signs to state that and is binding under statute. If he is cagy then its probably not correct.

    Any electrical works undertaken domestic or other has to be certified and in the case of domestic works should be notified to the local authority (building control)"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2018 - report

    "Yes most of the time qualify electrician let people to do the job doesn't matter he is qualified to do the job or not because all responsibilities with the main electrician who dealing with you"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "Legally the only person who can sign the certificate is the person who did the job in the first place and its illegal for someone else to sign off another persons work"

    Answered on 11th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2016 - report
    ALS Electrics

    "If the guy signing the job off is happy with the work his friend has done then there is no issue."

    Answered on 13th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report

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