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  1. 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
  2. Gavin John Hyde

    Dodgy builder and 'electrician' fined for dodgy work and using the scheme logo

    I expect this bunch of blokes would not have got into as much bother if they hadnt bothered pretending to be NICEIC members and used the logo. either way its good to see cowboys fined for shoddy work. Copied from NICEIC website:- TRADESMEN FINED FOR DANGEROUS ELECTRICAL WORK THAT PUT LIVES AT...
  3. M

    Price of joining a scheme

    Hi guys Any idea on the prices for joining different scams...i mean schemes??
  4. A

    Question about part p scheme

    Hi guys i am fully qualified time served electrician with a jib gold card. My question is that i am almost going to be registered with stroma and was wondering if in the meantime i can carry out part p notifiable work do the test and fill out the relevant certs. And then after my assessement...
  5. AJshep

    Scheme Logos on work uniform.

    Just interested to know the opinions of members here. How do you guys and girls feel about Scheme Logos on work T-shirts. I'm noticing more and more people rocking up at the wholesalers counter with the scheme logos on their T-shirts, (NICEIC in particular). Personally when I see these people I...
  6. littlespark

    Part P without joining a scheme?

    I have a possible job coming up where a neighbour of mine in Scotland is buying a property in England. Its a flat, and he thinks it needs a full rewire. Until I've seen it, I cant say what all needs done. Since starting self employed, I haven't joined a scheme yet as the costs are too much at...
  7. Gakure


    Do you have to be Part P scheme registered to perform EICR and issue report to the client?
  8. S

    Part P scheme any tips please???

    Hi I am new to the forum so thanks in advance for any comments. I am qualified to level 3 2330 and 17th edition, and looking to join a Part P scheme probably (Stroma) to start out on my own mainly house bashing etc... The problem is that I have had a fews year off and feel like im not ready for...
  9. C

    I wont say the name of the scheme provider

    I dont want to mention the name of the competent persons scheme but i have had a heated debate with them. my issue is that i was accepted onto the scheme 14th july 2017, i paid what is then called the full annual subscription. I am now being asked to pay the full annual subscription now 3...
  10. D

    Competent Persons Scheme

    I'm doing some research into the current processes involved in the Competent Persons Scheme and building regulations in general. I wondered if anyone on here had any significant issues or areas of improvement that they wanted to highlight to hopefully be changed in the future. This could range...
  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. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody bother to join trustmark scheme?

    I know the schemes/scams depending on your outlook offer the Trustmark scheme as a add on. Has anybody actually seen any benefit from having this extra or is it just money down the drain? You might get one or two people who see it and think you are a demigod as a result and might be...
  13. K

    Compliance document for competent person scheme

    Hi guys, just had my stroma audit on Friday and everything was fine and I got membership approved, but the assessor is asking me to send a compliance policy document, I'm only a sole trader that's started up not long ago so this is still new to me, any ideas what I need to include in it and what...
  14. einstein

    which Testing & inspection-scheme should i join?

    other than price, whats the difference between them? niceic stroma napit elecsa thanks in advance :D
  15. Murdoch

    Diesel Scrapage scheme???

    So the Government is considering some form of diesel scrapage scheme.. I can't help thinking that its not just the older vehicles causing the problems so why don't they actively try and change peoples habits by: 1. Making children go to the closest school (we all know how much quieter the...
  16. M

    Scheme Membership & Certification Dissemination

    Having just paid another 10,000 shillings (a nod to telectrix) to my scam provider, I was thinking about a more concerted way of passing this on to my customers (sorry customers, but I'm doing this for a living). And there's the cost of certification, talking MEIWC & EIC, i.e. time taken to...
  17. J

    employing 'casual labourer'

    Any sparks on here care to share any advice/past experience Needing the odd hand now I am getting little busier- can't see it being more than 5 days a month if that and not month in month out. laborer/mate is self employed (actually has his own business- but not as busy as me) wouldn't be...
  18. Lou

    Complete Electrical Solutions

    Complete Electrical Solutions is a Cambridge City centre based electrical firm serving domestic and commercial customers. We are Part P registered and offer full warranty to our customers. We carry out a full inspection & testing service and take pride in our work which is always completed to...
  19. 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...
  20. M

    Advise about going out on my own?

    Hi people, I was after some advise about going out on my own. I have been subbing for people since I qualified but resently I have decided to start putting my self out there for private jobs. I am now getting asked to do some notifable work eg fuseboard changes and was just wondering the...