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  1. Michaelwgroves

    Stroma Certification Scheme Gas and Electric in same underground duct

    I need to run gas and electric in underground duct in garden. This is not the supply side, it is the customer side. Wetpants says his regs say "should be 25mm apart for maintenance" I would argue "should" is not "must". Also it mentions for maintenance. You can't maintain a cable 2ft under in...
  2. M

    Blue Flame CPS

    Hi Guys My 1st ever post so please take it easy on me. Does anyone have any experience around Blue Flame and there CPS? They seem to be the cheapest at the moment and as I'm new to the game and it will be the 1st time ill be going through the CPS process any advice would be great. Cheers Andy
  3. Bear

    Select (Scottish) Certification Scheme Question on volt drop from 2391

    Hi all, I have worked out the volt drop on other questions using the formula mVxAxM. had no issues, but this question below has just fried whats left of my brain, I have the answer because i got it wrong, but how do you work this one out?? Being Dyslexic i do sometimes read the questions all...
  4. N

    Which is the best earthing scheme suitable for worst/large value of soil resistivity in order to get earth resistance value below 5 ohm?

    i don't the exact value of the soil resistivity as no survey of soil sample is carried out at the site .However Copper earthing electrode 50mm diameter of 2.5 m is driven where its circumference were filled with chemical compound power to the height of rod and earth resistance was found to be...
  5. B

    UK is anybody a self employed electrician not under a scheme?

    Hi guys, just after some insight on personal experience of starting a company without being a member of nic,napit ect. in a nut shell im a qualified electrician with my 2391-52, I work for a company full time and I have a few potential clients lined up, i want to register as a business and do...
  6. Vortigern

    Napit offers EIS scheme to stroma members for £100+VAT

    Grab a bargain. With the legislation for landlords coming out (July) it would pay to snap up this offer of £100 plus VAT (hang on thought we were out of the VAT zone, I digress) You save a lot as the normal fee is £455 plus VAT. You get to be listed on the NAPIT site so better exposure for...
  7. Pretty Mouth

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC competent person scheme for domestic EICRs

    Not sure this has been posted on the forum yet, thought it may be of interest. It appears NICEIC are launching a CPS for electricians carrying out EICRs in the domestic sector: http://www.niceic.com/join-us/private-rented-sector-scheme Looks like it's an add-on, as you already have to be...
  8. C

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) certification

    HI so I have been asked to do the electrics for a loft conversion in a bungalow, it is minimal work 2 sockets a light and a smoke all of which will be coming of a current circuit so no new circuits. does this mean I can just issue a minor works certificate ? thanks
  9. P

    Competent Persons Scheme and which is best.

    Hi all, I am new to this forum and as an electrician of 41 years circumstances are seeing me head in a different direction as far as work is concerned. Here is a list of questions (Sorry) Do you need test and inspect qualifications for competent persons scheme, although I have experience. My...
  10. E

    I would appreciate some advice on my little BT speaker project

    Hi, I'm new to this, and I need some advice with my first Bluetooth speaker project. I'm not sure if my plans on doing a portable Bluetooth speaker are correct (is it going to work?). I have 4 18650 batteries (one battery has 3.7V 30A) that I'm going to use for the project. Also I'm going to use...
  11. davesparks

    Self employed income support scheme

    I don't think anyone has posted this yet, there is now an online gov.uk site to check your eligibility for the self employment support scheme. You need your UTR and NI number then it will tell you if you are eligible, if you are then you go through a form to prove your identity using driving...
  12. 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...
  13. D

    Stroma Certification Scheme Is there any way of getting around being registered to sign off work?

    I've bought all the power and hand tools, and am planning to start up on my own doing small electrical jobs for people as a sole trader with small steps, the problem I think i'm going to have is being able to sign off the work when i've done it, my friend at college is working for someone so...
  14. bigash

    18th Edition tester or not?

    I’m looking to get registered with the compétant persons scheme. I’m looking at testers and wondering if it’s worth the extra money to get a tester that tests b type RCDs. would the scheme pénalise me for not having an 18th fully compliant tester? wondering on what people’s views are.
  15. G

    Notifiable work before joining competent person scheme

    I’ve been offered a full rewire and consumer unit change, in the guidance note it says all notifyable work should be reported to building control or done by a person who is signed upto a competent person scheme. My aim is to sign upto a scheme eventually, I’ve done a domestic installer course...
  16. J

    Has anybody had experience with the Napit Drive scheme

    Ive just taken on a van through the Napit drive scheme. Im really impressed with it so far. I have a brand new van for £300/month Inc Vat. no deposit and no payment at the end it allows me to do 24k miles a year in it and i get a brand new van every year. Im just wondered if anyone has any...
  17. J

    Do I need a scheme?

    Hi, I pretty sure this question has been asked a lot but I can’t find a definite answer so .... Q1. If I was to start up as a self employed electrician who mainly does property maintenance for a letting agency would I need to be registered with one of the schemes? Most of the work is very...
  18. L

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) ECS application says grade is unsupported eventhough I have my certs?

    Hi. I'm trying to apply for an Electrical Labourer's card using my Level 3 2365 Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures) certificate from City and Gills. I have passed the ECS health safety and environment assessment, but MyECS is still saying I am under-qualified for this grade. Am I...
  19. D

    New colour scheme

    @Dan perhaps it's just me, but the quotes appearing on a solid orange background seems heavy on the eye. Not sure what others think? Or are you about to unleash a deal on EF branded sunglasses? :D
  20. A

    Stroma Certification Scheme Part p for estate agents

    Anyone successfully work mainly for agents with part p with stoma or the like or are they all still stuck in the nic past? Only asking as I've just phoned nic to join and the attitude of the woman on the phone is a joke, as if shes doing me a favour so I'd rather go elsewhere but if peoples...
  21. 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...
  22. Dan

    Stroma Certification Scheme Is STROMA now owned by NAPIT, and Certsure own ELECSA, NICEIC and...

    Is STROMA now owned by Certsure along with NAPIT, NICEIC and ELECSA? Edit: NAPIT took over Stroma. Certsure operate NICEIC, ELECSA and NICEIC Cerifications. Somebody did correct me the other day when I got this wrong. But I can't remember whether I was wrong in saying Certsure do own them, or...
  23. Dan

    ELECSA Certification Scheme ELECSA Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK

    ELECSA Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK This area of the forum isn't for flaming. Or moaning because they've increased their price on you. But for constructive criticism. If they increased their price, what is it that you get less of...
  24. Dan

    BECSA Competent Person Scheme (CPS) BESCA Competent Person Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK

    BESCA Competent Person Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK This area of the forum isn't for flaming. Or moaning because they've increased their price on you. But for constructive criticism. If they increased their price, what is it that you get less...
  25. Dan

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK

    JIB Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK This area of the forum isn't for flaming. Or moaning because they've increased their price on you. But for constructive criticism. If they increased their price, what is it that you get less of as...
  26. D

    NAPIT Certification Scheme napit code 2/3

    hi guys i spoke to nappit recently after reading their codebreakers book,it said code 2 for all cables which are buried in the wall less than 50mm deep not rcd protected.i then said when doing a eicr i have always coded lighting circuits not rcd protected as code 3, he then said you would have...
  27. Kingers

    Trainee Hello & What CP Scheme?

    Hello everyone, I am training to be an electrician on one of these fast-tack career change courses and enjoying it. I need to buy myself a multifunction meter and would, obviously, expect to post in the Tools and Products forum (please tell me to head off there if more appropriate). But ...
  28. E

    Branching out to the domestic world

    Hi all, Just after a bit of advice... Time-served (Elec/Mech), 18th edition, 2392 Initial Verification, 12 years experience in industrial environment with experience in domestic work along the way. Looking at starting to build up a bit of a client-base/reputation in the domestic world with the...
  29. L

    About to join a scheme.... Need to be "observed".

    The question is I have picked up so many bad habits, safe isolation, etc. Normally no one is present and it's me, lockout kit has gathered dust. Of course not removing the light bulbs is another... Do I need to get back to my exam and dot the i's and cross the t's for the observation? Also...
  30. gutterball

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC offline?

    Hi, anyone else having trouble logging into the nic certificate site. It's been giving me a cannot connect timed out error since about 11 this morning.
  31. M

    Certification software

    Looking for some Certification software to use on mobile/tablet anybody recommend a good one,ease of use a must. trying to make life easier!!
  32. Z

    Trainee Has anyone joined a student membership scheme?

    I was wondering if anyone has joined a student membership program for networking and study support such as NICEIC? Does being a member provide you with much help with NVQ training? And do they help you to get a job with a company, or is it just for self employed electricians? Thanks, Zane
  33. D

    Minimum electrical certification

    Hi Guys. Was curious to know what the minimum certification required to legally work domestically? And if there are any fast track courses? Thanks
  34. Sparksaflyin

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Tips for my first niceic inspection

    Hi people. I’ve got my first niceic inspection in a few weeks. Any advice on what to expect? What type of installations to show them? Any tips to get through it smoothly would be greatly welcomed. Thanks fellas ( and girls )
  35. Benchaffey

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma

    Currently a 3 month waiting time for new applications....
  36. PJH2903

    Stroma Certification Scheme SPD calculation / Stroma annual assessment

    I've got my annual Stroma assessment next week and the job I am taking them to is a board change. I have not fitted an SPD as by my calculations it was not a requirement (plus a tight customer would not want the extra cost) I don't think it will be a problem but am just looking for reassurance...
  37. eleanor jones

    Stroma Certification Scheme Napit or Stroma?

    Napit or Stroma? Completed 18th edition, 2365 level 2 and 3 Pat testing four years later on. Shadowed electrician worked on commercial and domestic with Agency. whom should I join ? Any recommendations? And Why?
  38. D

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Another JIB/ECS card update

    Seems you are now required to get your photo verified when applying for or renewing a card. Supposed to be a form you can download to get it filled in by someone. Section 2 Identification Photograph All applicants must complete this section and supply a new photograph. (Unless you had your...
  39. Dan

    ELECSA Certification Scheme Welcome, elecsas1983

    Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net, @elecsas1983.
  40. D

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) News for JIB card holders.

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