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    Electricians

    How can I tell or know if someone is competent to perform electrics work in my house? Will they need some sort of certificate or qualification for example?

    Asked by Julie on 28th Jan 2021
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    "You can check the electrical register which is available on the competent person website
    Alternatively ask the electrician which competent person scheme they belong to then check with the scheme"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    A Fitch Electrical

    "You can check on the Competent Persons Register to see if they are registered for electrical work. This show that they have had their qualifications checked and have been assessed by a cps schemes inspector."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Sparky MD Ltd

    "Hi
    You can do by electrical competent person web site or by their scheme web site by searching on the name or their postcode.
    Thanks"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    W. T. Electrical

    "There is a few ways if there doing work that has to have a certificate then they should be
    N I C E I C or N A L P I T if they are competent they may have a J I B card"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Inspired electrical contractors ltd

    "Really anyone working in property should belong to a governing body such as NICEIC or ECA/ Elecsa,Napit this will ensure they are competent as company have annual inspections of their works they will also be able to certify the works which if you don’t have may cause issues with building control if needed and insurance companies if there was ever an issue that results in a claim"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    EC-Cardiff

    "You can check online using the Napit or Nicei websites"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    John Saunders Solutions Ltd

    "Anybody or company that carries out any electrical work to your property needs to be part P registered and be able to produce evidence of that all enquires via my job quotes all companies/individuals have been verified
    Also the electricians working on your property should hold a CSCS skills card showing their qualifications and should have no problem in showing you their cards"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    C&N Flooring and Decorating Service

    "A competent person can be any one but tradesmen who are qualified to requires and part p (kitchen rewire) will be registered with a registered body"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Taylor Made Electrical Services Ltd

    "Hi Julie,

    The electrician should be registered with a governing body such as NICEIC, NAPIT, ELECSA, STROMA (there others too) this shows that they have been assessed and deemed competent and qualified. Unfortunately it doesn't always mean that that they are 100% competent and won't mess up but it is a good basis to go by and if they are registered the work is backed by warranty. It is simple to verify a contractors status online or by phone, when they tell who they are with, you can check that on the schemes website to make sure. You can also always check reviews ask for references etc I personally don't have any issue providing references from previous clients, showing photos of my work etc if asked and I suspect anyone who does is probably worth avoiding.

    Hope that helps a bit."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Ferguson Electrical Services

    "All Qualified Electricians should have either certification or a a gold trade card which states they are qualified and with photo id on it."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    electrical services

    "Hi, if they are on one of these websites they will have had to produce the relevant certificates to be able to join."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Livewires Electrical Ltd

    "Use the government website to see if they’re listed as being part of a competent person scheme

    https://www.competentperson.co.uk"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    KPM Electrical

    "They should be registered with someone like napit or nic ect"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Ct Electrics Limited

    "Generally you wouldn't know, it usually takes a little while after speaking with them but you can tell if someone is confident in their trade because the questions you've ask them they should be able to deliver a natural response to what ever question you could ask. Also, when it comes to electrical work there are two categories, notifiable work and non notifiable work. Generally to do notifiable work you would have to be on a scheme like Napit, elecsa or NICEIC but if not you would usually get in building control in to check & sign off the work & confirm the installation is safe but they do charge alot."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

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