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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Dan

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

    BECSA 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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!!
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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 )
  19. Benchaffey

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma

    Currently a 3 month waiting time for new applications....
  20. 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...
  21. 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?
  22. 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...
  23. Dan

    ELECSA Certification Scheme Welcome, elecsas1983

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

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

  25. Leesparkykent

    Stroma Certification Scheme NAPIT bought out Stroma?

    Are the rumors true? If it is, I can only see that as being a bit of a blow to Stroma registered......
  26. the pict

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC site down again !!!!!

    I was going to go off on one but what's the use so sod them let them have their bank holiday week end and sort it on Tuesday poor things must be cream crackered I mean a 35 hour week must be exhausting with at least 10 weeks between holiday week ends lasting from Friday to Mondays, maybe one...
  27. Diver233

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC 2391 no exam is this normal ?

    Advice gladly accepted. So I’ve spent well over £1000 and loads and loads of time studying for the City and Guilds 2391 exam with the NICEIC. Did the course last week and took and passed the multi choice test on the fourth day, with the practical and written test left to do. I was told when I...
  28. C

    NAPIT Certification Scheme NAPIT, NICEIC & UKAS questioned by MPs

    The below video is quite funny and makes the regulation by private companies quite funny... but slightly worrying.
  29. 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...
  30. A

    Garage Conversion Certification Advice

    Good afternoon, I am a time served domestic electrician but have been factory based for the last 8 years meaning my SJIB card has lapsed. I am currently converting an internal garage at my house and am doing the electrical work myself. I am installing 2 new sockets on an existing circuit and...
  31. N

    Stroma Certification Scheme Delay joining Stroma

    Anyone else had a delay joining Stroma. 5 weeks since my assessment ( passed) and nothing back from Stroma. On contacting them I get fobbed off with “ there is a backlog “ story.
  32. H

    Domestic Minor Works Certification

    Good evening, A burning question has arisen in my mind regarding minor works certificates. This is, if you do some work for a customer which involves say adding some additional lights to an existing lighting circuit, as well as an outdoor light spurred and fused off of a ring main. Would you...
  33. l4urence

    Domestic Part F - PEATA certification?

    All I've been getting emails recently from Home - PEATA - Professional Extraction Airflow Testers Alliance - https://www.peata.org.uk Anyone needed to provide flow rate certificates for a bathroom extractor? This is new to me and I assume others here are getting these emails too - thoughts?
  34. T

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC Periodic Assessment Info

    Hi I have my first annual assessment next week. I have yet to do my 18th but have the reg book. Is there anything new since last year as to what the inspector is looking for? Paperwork wise I have everything up to date but im wondering about the site visits and if I will be missing some new regs...
  35. NDG Elecs

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Napit Mobile 0 - Pen & Paper - 1

    Did half an EICR this morning, finishing it off tomorrow night. I tried Napit Mobile for the first time. What an annoying counterintuitive process it is. Can't skip between different parts of the form. Filled in the origins section no problem, pressed submit, but then what? I don't know! Does...
  36. Michael J

    Third Party Certification in Wales???

    I have just gone through Part P (Wales) and if I'm reading it properly you can only issue EICR as a Third Party. Anybody else come across this?
  37. S

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC 18th Edition Software

    I am having problems with the new software and wondered if perhaps a wiser head than mine can help me work around the problem Basically the new software is rubbish and the NICEIC couldn't be less helpful and it took 3 phone calls for the relevant department to admit to their being a problem -...
  38. C

    Gas Engineer and competent electric cooker installer

    I'm a gas engineer working for a well known retailer. Spend all day Installing cooking/laundry. Electrical training is pretty poor on their part. Here to educate myself in best practice/regs. Pretty sure much of what they ask us to do electrics wise is beyond our competency.
  39. S

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma assessment coming up.

    Morning all. Got my initial Stroma assessment coming up in a week or so. I’m guessing I’ll be verifying chosen circuits with dead & live tests. I’m tying myself up regarding my lighting circuit. The reason being, I’ve done all my loop in loop out etc at switch; this also includes extractor fan...
  40. Gakure

    Competent person scheme

    Hi all, I recently read a discussion in a different forum which was done about 2009 regarding the big 3 CPS I.e Nic, Napit and stroma. Some were been praised to high heaven, while others were shredded to pieces to burning hell. *I am wondering how and where this bodies are rated now after 10yrs...
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