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  1. A

    UK Unregistered electrician's work to be checked by his registered colleague

    Hi, I am in the middle of completely refurbishing a two storey house (in London, UK) including re-wiring the entire house (new wires, sockets, new circuits, new consumer unit). My builder (let's say "Jack") said he has an electrician who can do the work and I would get the certificate at the...
  2. Dan

    OFTEC Self-Certification The benefits of using an OFTEC registered 'competent person'

    The benefits of using an OFTEC registered 'competent person' One way to avoid these problems is to have your heating equipment installed by an OFTEC registered heating technician. Before joining OFTEC, all technicians must complete an approved training course and are inspected regularly by...
  3. A

    Getting part p registered again

    Hi guys, Just wondering if I can pick some brains. I am looking at getting part pee registered again. I was registered but lost it as I took work on with a company and didn’t have any work of my own to show and as I was working for company full time and didn’t see the need to renew. I am now...
  4. S

    4Kw Inverter but MCS registered at 3.68

    I have had a solar PV system for 7 years now and the 4kw Sunny Boy 4000Tl-200 inverter is coming up with errors. My SunnyBeam logger is showing the inverter cutting out whenever it goes above 2kw on a sunny day. I got an electrician out who says that my Inverter needs replacing however as my MCS...
  5. M

    New build part p ans being registered

    Hi all My in laws are having their new build wired bur the company are not part of anybody such as nic eic They are on about self certifying their work and noy notifying building control....is this possible? Or would building control need to come and have a look?
  6. M

    Becoming OLEV registered?

    Guys, i like to have a broad knowledge base and range of work, as i get bored doing the same things day in day out. From working on F1 hospitality units, to kitting out warehouses, to a little bit of domestic (however i generally hate domestic Re-wires, so rarely do these). I have been...
  7. S

    Cost to become an ECA Registered Member?

    Good evening guys, Has anyone had any recent experience with becoming an ECA registered member? Does anyone know the cost involved? They don't advertise these things on their website!
  8. P

    EICR on non logo forms?

    I get that you don't need to be part P regeistered to do an EICR, but has anyone ever had their EICRs questioned because they aren't completed on Elecsa/Niceic logo forms (I am referring to those part P only not full scope schemes that don't allow use of their logo on EICRs)?
  9. Pete999

    Electrician registered with the Schemes

    Went around to an old ladies house this morning to do one of my volunteer jobs, put up a new shower head and associated bits and bobs, couldnt help but notice whilst I was drinking a well earned cuppa, that she had a new switch and a circular florrie tube, don't suppose you could put this new...
  10. Z

    No longer registered but need to issue a certificate for a rewire / new install?

    So last year I doing a rewire / new install for a customer. They'd moved into a property they were renovating while living in, and I was rewiring it over the course of many months here and there, slowly removing old install and installing the new bits side by side, to be connected to the supply...
  11. einstein

    The difference between a registered scheme & standard bs7671 condition report

    Whats the merit between a niceic/napit/elecsa certificate vs a standard bs7671 certificate (available online) for a condition/periodic report? Why join a scheme when its not statutory?
  12. B

    Do you have to become Part P registered to certify work?

    Hi I was wondering if someone could offer some advice? The business is doing a lot of kitchen and bathrooms and every so often they need a new cooker circuit or extractor fan, FCU for a standalone oven that sort of thing. At present I wire it in test it and then a lad I know comes and test it...
  13. JackSparky

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC Registered Electrician

    What are all the fees and costs to become registered with NICEIC?
  14. D

    Spark safe

    Hi this is one of my first posts so bare with me, I see a lot of jobs in Northern Ireland are now looking for you to be registered with spark safe. It seems to me to be exactly like JIB only they don't actually send you out a plastic card and charge you £170 to register compared to £50 for JIB...
  15. B

    Unused new combi boiler bought 6 years ago but not plumbed in.

    Due to illness I've fallen behind with my home renovation plans. I had mounted my new combi boiler (Sabre HE) 6 years ago but as yet have not plumbed or wired up any of the supplies to it. I plan to start running in the pipework soon. Is there anything I should be worried about given the...
  16. leep82

    Testing/signing off commercial and industrial work

    Hi all looking for some guidance or info if anyone can help. My situation is that i have recently come out of employment with a company that i served the best part of 15 years with, to set up on my own. Ive registered with HMRC as a sole trader and aswell as finding my own work am looking to go...
  17. R

    How to gain qualifications to install charge points

    Hi all. Looking to install EV charger points mainly on domestic properties does anyone have info on any courses and how I could become a registered installer with gov. On gov.uk it states to receive a grant to install a point a house hold would need a registered sparks. Looking further gov.uk...
  18. Lou

    Gray Electrics (Stafford) Ltd.

    Welcome to Gray Electrics (Stafford) Ltd. We are an established family run business specialising in both domestic and industrial commercial electrical installations, maintainence, Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) and periodic inspection certification, locally and throughout the uk. With over...
  19. Carpe Diem

    Martyn Electrical Servces

    Domestic and Commercial Electrician. Part P registered with NICEIC, DBS (formally CRB) checked and registered with the trading standards BuyWithConfidence site. City & Guilds qualified Electrical Installer and tester. Please check out my website for more info, or get in touch for a free quote...
  20. L

    Thinking About Starting A Testing Company

    I'm thinking about starting off doing testing and fault finding I've done testing for a local council and I'm confident and qualified to test I just have a few questions Would there be much work if I'm not registered with nic How would I register with them if all I do is testing? And what...
  21. D

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Select or NICEIC or..... None??

    Hello fellow sparks, I've spent the last couple of months setting up my own domestic electrical company here in Scotland and would like your opinions on the following. Quick background is that I am still working for another company as an electrician but am also building up my own business on...
  22. R

    Domestic EICR certificate

    Hi there was just wondering if anyone can give me some advice with EICR testing. I am a qualified electrician and am a compotent person who has my 17th edition. I am carrying out an EICR for a friend of mines but I am not NICIEC registered. Is this still okay or do I need to be registered to...
  23. K

    Any Advice for job hunting

    Hi Guys, It might be a little awkward post as I would like to know some tips for getting job as an electrician improver like me finished Level 3 in 2365,17th edition and CSCS and experiences in college. Eventhough I have registered with so many agencies, they just called me and aske some a few...
  24. Hellmooth

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Sold my soul to the Niceic

    As the title suggests, I have started the process of registering with the NIC, £540 worse off so far, let the fun begin!
  25. J

    EICR Issues

    Hi Guys, Quick question. I've just gone to a job that someone has apparently carried out an EICR. The test results and visual inspection were completely false. I carried out another EICR and found several C1's and C2's. The customer isn't happy and wants to take legal action. What advice...
  26. A

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Jib rates sounds too good to be true

    So i was just looking at the jib rates, and i saw this london rate for third stage apprentice with own transport is at £10.93 So If you work a 45 hour week the money you would get is £491.85!!! weekly!! thats £23,000 a year then in your final year its £11.53 45 hour week = £518 yearly =...
  27. Leesparkykent

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB skills development fund

    Received this email earlier, thought it Might be useful if any one on here is employed by a Jib registered firm or Is a JIB registered apprentice.
  28. T

    adding circuits/legal limits

    Hi, I recently began adding a circuit to a CCU for a friend, in his takeaway restaurant . Another electrician butted in and said that I must test the entire board first? And because I'm not part P registered that I must notify the local authority. I'm fully Qualified to the 17th ed, I was...
  29. J

    issuing eicr

    Not personally a registered member to a scheme as I am employed to a firm that is. i understand you obviously have to be to signed off work or issue a eic. but what about a eicr? I have my 2395- is this enough to issue and sign a eicr?
  30. L

    Domestic Annual inspection required by insurers?

    I have been asked to do an electrical inspection for a large Georgian property which is a mix of business & residential. It's a 2 storey property, the ground and 1st floor are used as homeopathy clinics leaving the 2nd floor for the owners living accommodation. He says that his insurance company...
  31. The_Wanderer

    "Niceeic Registered" on an advertised job? Meaning ?

    So maybe looking to move on from current position (work seems dead sadly at our firm). Looking at a role that suits me etc and i meet all there requirements and years of experience, management and supervisor experience etc etc. But then it says under requirements "Must be NICEIC Registered"...
  32. S

    Looking for solar install team contractors

    If you're looking for some extra installation work, we are looking for some contractors. We are currently looking for a solar PV installation team to complete residential (4KW max.) solar installations in the west midlands area. The installers must be MCS registered and have installed solar...
  33. T

    Warranty insurance

    Hi fellow sparks. This is for you folks that are with a part p scheme. Just as a matter of interest how many of your customers have taken up the warranty insurance since you first registered with them. I have to admit I don't push the boat out on...
  34. B

    Payment of works

    Hi guys would appreciate some help with this... Long story short rewired a 3 bed house owed £500 still job has taken builder for ever to complete and the client has been very difficult every step of the way. We had to come back to connect fans and some other bits and then found out that the...
  35. S

    testing what a nightmear

    hi im just wondering if any one can give me some advice please, I have recently become self-employed electrician, I am just wondering about testing my work. I havnt completed my 2391 yet but hoping to in the future, I have heard about these nicec green test sheets that can be used I was...
  36. S

    NAPIT Certification Scheme napit

    It seems are lot of clients are specifying NIC only for their contracts,insurance work etc,so why do,nt Napit start inspecting commercial/industrial work on the annual visit,so they can claim their members are more than house bashers.Regards,Sinewove
  37. ses

    Accountant chiswick

    Anybody know a good accountant around the chiswick area for a ltd small company Im still using my one from the midlands at present paying £1200 plus vat a year is this the going rate
  38. D

    Hi from Liverpool....

    My name is David and I am a retired engineer. Having worked for Plessey/GEC/Marconi for 47 years retired (Made redundant) 3 years ago. After 3 years of 'retirement' ..now bored and looking for something interesting to do and keep skills upto date. Considering installing solar PV, investigating...
  39. happyhippydad

    Stroma Certification Scheme Registration fees with Stroma!!!!!

    I have just had an e-mail from Stroma saying that it will cost £576 (inc VAT) for my annual membership! They plan a site vist. Do the other schemes charge this much? I've quickly checked out the NICEIC website and it is £444 (inc VAT) for the annual fee. Would this include a site visit or would...
  40. F

    circuit for pv install

    Am part p electrician been asked to do some installs for pv am i correct that as a registered part p sparks we can install new circuiys for pv and do eic for job and notify job as new cicuit Am bit mistified as new circuit would become a load circuit from pv
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