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  1. G

    Best EV charging testing unit?

    Hi Guys, Completed an EV charging course a few months back. Looking to explore that growing corner of the market. My Megger 1720 multi function tester packed up recently. Always pretty happy with my Megger, but I'm looking to get a tester that has integrated EV testing and comes with its own EV...
  2. W

    Gold card help. Is there a way around this?

    Is there any other way I can get my hands on a gold card? All I have left to do is the portfolio of pictures and its become a right pain to do since I am self-employed. I've done my college, City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & Level 3, and then I worked with my Dad for a few years, then I left my Dad...
  3. M

    Certsure tysoft EASY CERT cheat

    hi all got a block of flats to test ,am using easycert .90% of the information on the certs will be the same except for results etc is there a way of reusing the same cert but getting a different number for it every time?so i just want to change the flat door number etc each time but need a...
  4. P

    I am an electrician who is on the CIS scheme. I’ve been working for the same company for 20 years but am still classed as self employed.

    I’m part of the CIS scheme. Like many builders we are employed by everything but name (we are self employed). I’ve been working for the same company for over 20 years ( a very good company), they deduct tax from me at source. Today they took the very understandable decision to suspend all work...
  5. A

    Big motor heating problem

    Hi guys I have a big problem with 3-phase induction motor in star connection The motor power is 3-hp When the motor is starting periodically (many times per minute) it is over heating after 10 minutes from start of working. If the motor is in continuous operation it doesn't heat but if it...
  6. M

    Certsure EAL ASSESSMENT

    Good morning does anyone have any help or guidance on the EAL level 4 assessment please ? Any info greatfully received. Many thanks
  7. T

    What kind of qualifications do you need to be able to work as an Electrician or be hired by a company?

    What kind of qualifications do you need to be able to work as an Electrician or be hired by a company? this could be from your personal experience what helped you get the job without the help of knowing someone who works for a particular trade. What would be the best route to be able to get...
  8. J

    UK Hi I'm looking for some software to run my team, 10-15 employees

    Hi Guys, I have built my business up to a medium size and I'm now starting to have organisation issues regarding to many people on my digital Calendar, normally we use shared calendars and attach job sheet pdfs with is now simply to crowded. Does anyone use a software for managing there guys...
  9. D

    Certsure testing type a rcd

    fluke 1653b tester. carrying earth loop test on type a rcd tripping
  10. D

    Hello I work for a company in the UK and have done for 15 years, as of this year I’ve been told the following.....

    Hello I work for a company in the UK and have done for 15 years but as of this year I’ve been told that the type of work we will be undertaking will change and I will need a certain type of card to get on site ( perilously just certificate). Now I am being told I have to source these things my...
  11. John Matrix

    Company kit and tools stolen

    Hi lads just looking for advice when it comes to Company kit. Things like test kits etc. If they are left in the van and they get stollen is it the electricians responsibility to foot the bill? We are being told to take them in the house. To me this doesn’t seem unreasonable because I have the...
  12. J

    electrical back box install in a kitchen cabinet

    Hello Can please someone tell me if that (see pictures) is safe to do? That will be for the electrical hub. Thank you
  13. Dan

    Certsure Certsure: Where are the threads about Certsure?

    Certsure: Where are the threads about Certsure? Considering this company own pretty much all certification companies. And perhaps are trying to own the last couple to dominate the market? We don't have anymore than a single thread using the name 'certsure' in the title! What's that all about...
  14. John Matrix

    Company Van provided??

    Hi I have a quick question to ask on behalf of some lads at work. I have a Company Van for use to and from work because I go out on my own jobs. A few other lads are using their own car and booking mileage for it. Sometimes helping on jobs and other times doing their own stuff on jobs. All of us...
  15. T

    Can anyone recommend a tender company ?

    Hi can anyone recommend a Glasgow or Scotland company that will price commercial tenders for me. I don't have the time to spend pricing larger jobs. Thanks
  16. T

    Transitioning to working for yourself

    I’m 23 and for the past year or so I’ve had a steady flow of my own work come in, 2/3 days a week (some stuff I’ve had to get someone else to do as I don’t have time) I want to solely do my own stuff but the transition seems awkward. I sub full time to other companies at whatever long term...
  17. S

    Limited company directors NI

    Hi All, Just set up as a limited company and have a meeting with my accountant on Tuesday but just trying to work out the NI payed by the employer (me) In a nut shell I have full time job with amazing hours paying me £36k a year. These hours have enabled me to set up my own limited electrical...
  18. j1mbodrea

    In the west London area, looking for work as my last company is too far away

    Based in Hammersmith and looking for work ????
  19. sham

    Hello, I'm after advice regarding accounting for my LTD company.

    I am considering doing my accounts using an online service as in Sage, Quickbook or other. Reason being that I feel I can be on top of my spending and earnings whist I'm updating information online on their software instead of just saving receipts and relevant information and handing it to an...
  20. rolyberkin

    Local wet pants company offering electrical services!

    :rage::rage::rage: So here I am perusing my favourite electrical forum and a local plumbing and heating company to me in Chelmsford comes up on a pop up advert offering their services for small electrical electrical jobs at a staggering £87.12 (inc vat per hour) for jobs from 1-4...
  21. T

    Considering starting LTD company? Advice?

    Hi guys/gals, I’m 22 and I’m starting to rack up a hell of a lot of “private” work, to the point where I’m working all weekends, evenings and booking off holiday from my employed job to get it all done. I’ve sign written my van, and much to my friends disgust it has actually gained me multiple...
  22. Dannyg8810

    Icertifi app for company use

    Good Evening For those who have used the icertfi cert app, How suitable would this be for multiple users? Looking at the best option to do away with duplicate pads! All commercial work.
  23. bahum

    Electrician Any guesses which (Northern Ireland?) electrician company this might be???

    I'll try to keep it short: Back in 2014 we had an electrical company from Northern Ireland do some work for us in the Luton and Bedford areas of England. I don't remember their name (hence the question), all I know is they used to come to the area SEVERAL weeks in a row in the summer and they...
  24. MJTraining

    New member electrician with a training company

    Hi All, Just joined the forum. As a practising electrician looks like their is plenty of useful info so looking forward to getting into some of the threads. Also we have a small training company which focuses on the 18th 2382 and the Part P 2393 qualifications. We have just started a blog with...
  25. Doomed

    odd demand from building company

    New build houses, full system boilers with the big cylinders with seperate thermal cut out and temperature probe which come with a pre fitted link connecting them. Have been told to remove this link and feed the main live feed for the whole system through it (after the fused switch spur) so if...
  26. rolyberkin

    Can you spot the issue with this consumer unit!?

    Fastest correct answer wins jack!:-)
  27. Michael James thomas

    Electrician Shopfitting company looking for Electricians /improvers

    Any Electricians ,Experienced Mates ,Improvers looking for permanent ongoing work .Several different contracts must be prepared to work away hotels paid for good rates of pay
  28. Lenny

    Limited Company Setup Advice.

    Hi all. I'm about to start proceedings for creating a limited company. I've not had any real experience nor have any real knowledge of this area and have a couple of questions. 1. When invoicing another company for work carried out, would you deduct say 20% of the total amount and place it in...
  29. T

    Company seeking electrician in Dorset

    DC Electrical are looking to employ a full time Electrican. Work based in and around Dorset. Mostly domestic with some small amount of industrial and commercial also. Please send CV and for More info please email [email protected]
  30. sham

    Email received from a company called Bizzby ltd.

    Hello, I received an email this week from Bizzby ltd, asking if I want to join them as an electrician on some App. I will get jobs via their App and I can decide if I want to take on the job or not. The customer will already be billed by them and I will not pay for leads. This is what will...
  31. G

    Can I start an electrical company with only Level 2?

    Hi, I have experience as a sparks, and wanted to head it out on my own as self-employed whilst I undertake my level 3 on home study. What would be the deal on signing off work etc & could I undertake work? Many thanks, Gareth
  32. K

    Informal chat with an electrical company

    ive been invited to an informal chat with a company regarding getting an apprenticeship. How should I prepare myself? What questions might they ask
  33. W

    North west Electrical company seeking subcontracting work

    We are a small company based in the north west, looking for work. we can work nationwide and have experience of all aspects of electrical work ranging from domestic, commercial though to industrial and data centres we have full range of tools, 110v gear, testers and a plain van...
  34. D

    Worked for an Umbrella Company, you could be owed some wedge!

    There has been a recent development in a case that a pipe fitter claimed against an agency for the return of the margin fee, Employers NI deductions and holiday pay. His initial claim was rejected at an employment tribunal as they believed "he wasn't a worker" this was taken to appeal by Unite...
  35. banny07

    How to set up limited company

    Hi Guys, I want to set up a ltd company.Could someone guide to right direction where to start procedure and how much it will cost. Cheers
  36. A

    Sole trader to Ltd company

    Hello fellow Sparks, Looking for advice from the more experienced members here as to when it is appropriate to move from sole trader status to ltd company. Is this something my accountant will advise me or dependant how number of staff, etc. Currently I am a one man band but looking to take...
  37. ED17

    Your New Latin Company Motto

    If you had a Latin company motto, what would it be? Mine would be: Ut nihil fateri (Admit to nothing) :p
  38. G

    New Electrican don't like working away, good company, is the agency any better.

    My dad keeps saying that the grass is not always greener on the other side, was considering quitting the good company & moving back home & go on the agency, & have a life where I can attend night school and be around family. What is the agency like? is it worth it. & how would I get the best...
  39. Dozer 73

    Cards in or limited company £££

    As a rough guide cards in job 42k a year , van for works use only , hold pay etc Or same labour only as limited company 42k , 100 mile a week travel At the end of business year , with good accountant , in which situation would you be better off money wise
  40. N

    LTD Company Directors Salary and CIS

    Hi Everyone, Hoping you can help me as I am a bit confused with CIS payments and Directors salaries etc. I recently set up my LTD company and just starting to trade. I am meeting my accountant next week and hopefully they will be able to shed a more comprehensive view on the matter. Basically...
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