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  1. Dan

    Electricians and Electrical Work During COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic (Public Weekly Thread)

    Electricians and Electrical Work During COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic (Public Weekly Thread) Firstly, Hi lads and ladies. Apologies it has been a while posting here. @Lou and I have been checking in every now and again to catch up with some things. I have 101 unread messages and 1,160...
  2. C

    UK Can I sign off electrical work

    A friend is converting his garage into an extra room in his house. Il be putting in a new ring and lighting circuit. I’m registered in Scotland with the SJIB as an installation Electrician with only the basic requirements: approved apprenticeship, 18th edition. Can I sign off the completion certs ?
  3. M

    Electrician Looking for Electrical work experience in or around Harlow, Essex

    Hi, Having completed C&G level 3 and AM2, I am looking for ongoing work experience in or around Harlow and am happy to do it unpaid. I do not have a van, only a car, but have my own tools and will buy more as required. I have completed the ECS exam and it is valid until November 2021, but...
  4. J

    Help with electrical work experience in Tyne and Wear.

    Coming to the end of a level 2 2365 course, starting the level 3 in September and like many others, I'm looking for work experience in Tyne and Wear. So if you can put up with a volunteer for while give me a shout. I have own transport and own basic tools. Source URL: The Welcome Forum -...
  5. A

    Any Electrical work experience available in Birmingham , West midlands area?

    I am looking to gain Electrical experience in the industry . I have completed my diploma level 3 2365 and will be completing my AM2 in summer time but l will require work experience to complete my NVQ and l am willing to work for free to gain work experience however if someone is willing to take...
  6. S

    After some advise about getting back into electrical work.

    Hi there, I’m looking & hoping to get back into electrical work after nearly 15 years doing something else. I’m 44 now, have I left it too late in life now ? Is my age likely to put potential employers off ? I went back to college in 2004/05 to retrain as an electrician, completed the NVQ...
  7. C

    What electrical work can a non qualified person be asked to do in a school?

    My husband is a caretaker at a primary school. He does all jobs they ask him to do (sometimes without the training he is supposed to have first as for instance, he argued the gutter needed unblocking and walking up a ladder is common sense) as he likes to please. They have recently asked him...
  8. 5

    Reduction in electrical work

    I presently do domestic gas, plumbing and electrical work. I have worked out that 85% of my work is not electrical any more, and what I have been doing is not required to be registered. I only seem to get called out in my area to be asked to certify other non registered electricians work or...
  9. R

    Allowable electrical work by non-registered person

    In terms of the Part P regulations, am I as a DIYer (that is to say non-registered electrician), allowed to replace the dimmer module in a light switch myself and replace the transformer on low voltage lighting with a new one? I will not be installing any new equipment and neither will I be...
  10. Dan

    Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!)

    Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!) Just wondering, as it's 2019, whether there are still guys doing jobs for cash. As a web business, all my business is paid by BACS in full up front before anything goes ahead. Or Google, who...
  11. RutlandFox

    Best place to advertise for help on a job

    Hi all. I have a couple of jobs coming up that I will need a helper to help out with - general electrical stuff like pulling cables, cutting channels, drilling holes, stuff like that. Where is a good place to advertise? And what is the going rate for a jobbing sparky (eg NVQ level 2) or similar...
  12. Johnsty32

    UK Looking for work - Electricians Jobs in Newcastle - Electrical work in Newcastle

    Hello everyone 👌🏻 I’m from Newcastle and looking for work at the minute any help would be really appreciated thanks 👍🏻
  13. H

    Potential job

    Got a lead on a job; they’re wanting metal trays (containment) with steel conduit to create the ‘industrial look’. I’m cool with their needs; explained about fire alarms/emergency lighting and they talked about doing it ‘piece meal’. With the area being used for a venue, it all needs sorting...
  14. buzzlightyear

    nicely fried - 9.5kw shower, not certificates for the job

    just got back from a customers ,hoping it a nice job and it was ,customers saying I cant push the isolator to the off position . off comes the isolator wow that isolators fried ,so 6mm cable in and terminals tight has a ducks a88,now for the shower 9.5 kw . now what about the rcd for it ,nice...
  15. littlespark

    Domestic One of those easy jobs that’s turned sour

    Add a few sockets to existing install....holiday cottage. partition walls, back to back with other sockets. First one went without problem. Onto number 2. Plug in socket and see to identify mcb..... buzzes constantly.... off, off, off..... hmmm. Not on any of these socket circuits? Turned off...
  16. bonjovi

    what was your most dangerous job peeps

    I had 2 first was a well known pottery place in Derbyshire I had done the work and now my job was to power it up ,the company I was working for said now the tails are at the busbar your job is to connect this up , but the problem was you cannot switch it off as it takes 24hr to power up again...
  17. bonjovi

    whats the roughest job you would like to own upto

    mine was when I was training we were working at a industrial unit up on the second perlin we installed a 25mm conduit then had the pleasure of wiring it with many cables , we tried and tried and tried we could not pull these dam cables inside this tube , so we had an idea get the cortina and...
  18. H

    Help with getting a new job (Trainee)

    Hello all. I am currently seeking work with a different company as my current employer is using me as cheap labour and I am learning nothing. I find myself not even doing electrical work most days which as you can imagine is very annoying. Why is it so hard to find a new job?! I have just...
  19. D

    Job quotes you know won’t happen

    Hi all Just wanted your opinion on this... I have an old guy keep asking me to quote power and lights for his detached garage. I quoted this job about 2 years ago and last year. He is now asking me to go back a quote again for the very same job. This particular job is about 25 minutes from my...
  20. M

    Whats the furthest you've travelled for a simple job?

    I have to travel from Bristol to near Edinburgh in Scotland on Monday, all just to look at a motorised satellite dish on a hospitality trailer that is not working...... I would so love it, if I find out its just a loose cable... Im not so sure on the economics, however as a good employee, I...
  21. Z

    Jobs???

    H, so you be qualified when pass Level3 Diploma , testing and inspection, 18th editions, lots of courses , they give you options start apprenticeship... I’m very confused now ? This courses cost about 5000-6000 , money for tools. What the best way start just only Level 2 but kwep
  22. Pete999

    My Mums house had these jobbies

  23. W

    Trainee Extra part time job

    Hi, I'm after an advice regarding a work market. I'm an improver and I hope to get gold card within one year. I'd like to find an extra job related to electrical installation. But my requirements are a bit unusual. I'd like to: - install and commission some kind of special devices, - go...
  24. K

    On small jobs charging for cable

    Hi all I was just wondering how every charges for cable on a small job? Let me give you and example, you are asked to replace 4 down lights, but one 1 of them you fined that the cable is to short so you replace that cable back to the next downlight, Normally i would just charge for sundries £20...
  25. Z

    Domestic Jobs not experience???

    Hi everyone, I just asking because , I finish my college Level 2, 2365 Diploma, but not many experience. Any advice how to start jobs for electrical mate , and how to make CV, please .
  26. Charlie_

    Today’s job mainly consists of...

    Fibre optic lighting above a bed to replicate a starry night :)
  27. J

    New job wiring new builds, however I've never worked on new builds

    So I'm sick of my current employer and went out searching for a new job last week, the same day that I applied for a job, I was asked by a company to come in for an interview, today I get a call offering me the job. It's for almost double what I earn now, however, a large portion of their work...
  28. C

    Commercial kitchen job help

    i have installed some fused connection units in a commercial kitchen, normally in domestics i omit supplementary bonding due to main bonds and RCD protection being in place. Whilst my circuit has RCD protection there are existing circuits with no RCD protection and out of interest to what...
  29. S

    job site recommendations

    Does anyone use any sites like mybuilder, check a trade, rated people etc. Are they worth it? Knew someone a while back who was on check a trade said he never got his money worth from it. I am interested in signing up to the right one but not interested in paying for expensive leads for timewasters.
  30. GS tech elec Ltd

    Are you currently looking for a job??

    Gs tech elec Ltd are currently looking for a qualified electrician /improver /trainee/ apprentice. Based in Plymouth or Exeter. If you're interested. Send me a Cv/ email. [email protected] Cheers Greg
  31. S

    Pain the backside job

    Evening all, I went to a job this tonight to replace a socket that had supposedly blown the main fuse on the house. The energy supplier had been out to change fuse but refused to reconnect the house until this socket with an alleged earth fault had been replaced. The socket was wired correctly...
  32. M

    Domestic Is this a reasonable quote for a couple of jobs?

    Hi, I need to get some work done so that I can get an electrical safety certificate for property. I called in an Electrician and he suggested that I need to do the following; 1. Replace old fuse box with Consumer unit (£350) 2. Upgrade Gas and Water main earthing and bonding (£90) 3...
  33. L

    Trainee Looking for electrician mate job

    Hello to everyone Am new to this place . I have been looking for an electrician mate job for the last 3 months . I have level 2and 3 ,17th edition which am currently updating to 18th edition ECS,Cscs but it is difficult to find a mate Job in London where I live. Can someone help with domes...
  34. GBDamo

    Figure my job out for monday please, i've got to go out on the lash, ta

    Mondays job, "Isolation switch for the pump keeps shorting" Location: basement That's it, all the detail you'll ever need. Four hour round trip. Come on smart arses diagnoses please. My money is on a genuine high load, motor bearing gone or some such. Turn up, clamp it, prove it high =...
  35. H

    Mechanical and Electrical jobs around Aldershot area

    As the title, does any one know of any companies in and around the area potentially taking blokes on or a bloke in this case? Reason for asking is, one of my oppo’s has been dealt a shi’ite hand and is in need. Any help or avenues of approach greatly appreciated.
  36. John Preston

    The most unusual find whilst on the job!

    Many moons ago I was wiring the heating systems that British gas were installing throughout Ordstall housing estate in Salford, Manchester. It was the type of place where you needed to be streetwise if you know what I mean. I was working on the top floor of a 3 storey block of flats one...
  37. J

    Retention on jobs for new client

    Evening all I have been asked if I would be happy to accept a 5% retention clause for 6months on a quote I have sent for some work I have quoted for. The company (builders) have 13 years records on company house the 5% would be around 400quid+vat so not a massive amount I have said I would...
  38. buzzlightyear

    my pet hate on jobs

    my pet hate pulling floor boards up ,tell client dont go near those floor boards cause you might fall down them ,so next minute customer just about fell in , mrs customer please stick to one room only . trying to pull cables through ,with out dragging them has well . and now you have pet in...
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