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    My electrician is working in an unsafe manner - what should I do?

    Electricians

    What should I do if I think an electrician is working in an unsafe manner? 

    Asked by Heather on 25th Oct 2021
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    Triangle Elec Ltd

    "Can you explain a little more about what is happening?"

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Beales Electrical

    "If you know that the electrician is doing things that he/she should not be doing the best course of action is to address the electrician directly and politely ask if they are carrying out work in a safe manner and in accordance with the wiring regulations. If you know for a fact that it isn’t safe then express your concerns. If this doesn’t work and if you’re still not happy with the standard of work and it is not being done as agreed or in accordance with the wiring regulations then you are within your rights to stop the works and ask the contractor to leave. At this point you will need to get another contractor in to assess and rectify any non compliant issues and then complete the job to the required standards."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    c thomas electrical

    "First of all, is he endangering the well-being of others? If you are concerned you should tell him to stop work and explain your concern and make him explain himself. Is he Competent? Can he safeguard the people around him during the progress of his work? Is he putting people's well-being in jeopardy by his actions? If he does not give you confidence that he can work more safely and protect you all then you as his employer having ask him to do the work, have the right to terminate his services."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Electrical safety testing contractors

    "Hi, can you explain further, you can always ask to see his works method statements or you can report to his registered body I.e Napit/NICEIC"

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
    Reynolds and Sons Electrical Ltd

    "Tell him to follow the health and safety guidelines, or get a different electrician."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Patrick Nash

    "Explain you are not happy with how he is carrying out the work and if he refuses then please report him"

    Answered on 11th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Ze-electrics service Ltd

    "This is a very brilliant question and I believe the only thing you can do is to stop him working.
    If he is not intoxicated and not under any pressure known, please ask him again if he is sure of what he is doing.
    If you still not comfortable you have every right to stop him from working.
    Secondly, under someone circumstances, example If he is fault finding, then he will have to work live to actually know what he is doing but in that case don’t worry he should be competent enough to work under such conditions.
    In any case please speak to him about how comfortable or uncomfortable you are feeling before you take any necessary action. Thank you."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Adrian Construction Services

    "You should check if he is an electrician and if is Napit or Niceic registered!"

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Nov 2013 - report
    Chapelfield Services

    "What are they doing that you think is unsafe? If you’re unhappy with the way they are working, initially have a chat with them and raise your concerns- after all you are the customer."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    KPM Electrical

    "If your not happy with the way they are working ask them to leave, it’s your property he has to leave it safe when he goes."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Jb electrics

    "If you're certain he is working in an unsafe manner speak to him, get his side of the story and if you're still not happy with his explanation tell him to make job safe, stop work, and finally leave the dwelling."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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