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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 looking at getting it back as work has run low. The trouble is all the jobs I have looked at recently that need registering e.g a consumer unit change I mentioned to the customer that I can do the work but I will need to use it for an assessment, and it seems to scare people off, and I lose the job. Has anyone had this issue? If so how did they get over it? I used my own house the last time, but the scam, sorry scheme has said I can’t use the same place twice. So just wondering how others got over it. Maybe it’s just a way of working it that I am missing, I don’t know. But If anyone can help that would be great.
Thanks in advance.
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From my own experience most customers are okay if you mention you might need to use their job for your vetting process.

Worst case you might need to do a cheap mates rates job for a friend / relative and use that instead
 

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I always say to the customer that the test examiner would like to test your property to see if i am doing my job write .and they yes .
 
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Thanks for the response dusty. Unfortunately all friends and family that I have asked don’t need anything done so are not so willing to help. Example: I was called by a potential client on Sunday afternoon, saying I need a fuse board change done that day and want it testing and registered ASAP. I explained to them that I am willing to do the job but will need to use it for registration purposes which takes a number of weeks so cannot be registered so quickly. So the client replied with not to worry will get someone else who can do it now. Just starting to think if this is what I will be up against each time I get called to do a job that needs registering and starting to worry. As I can see it in a way don’t look good on my part.
 
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That is what I tried to explain to the customer (I thought it was 21 days) but they wanted it all done and finished and wasn’t willing to wait for the assessment and registration I did say that it takes 4-6 weeks for assessment date (not registered yet for assessment). Don’t know why but wanted the job done, tested and registered by Monday just gone. Very strange.
 
That is what I tried to explain to the customer (I thought it was 21 days) but they wanted it all done and finished and wasn’t willing to wait for the assessment and registration I did say that it takes 4-6 weeks for assessment date (not registered yet for assessment). Don’t know why but wanted the job done, tested and registered by Monday just gone. Very strange.
I personally have never yet met a customer insist that the job is done and registration completed within a 12 hour window
 
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Well that was what was asked of me. Don’t know why. Seems strange and just got me thinking how am I going to get registered if customers expect that sort of turn around? Maybe they had their reasons and the next customer will be more laid back about it. Just wondering if it’s me not explaining things so customer understands but in turn making me look bad. But definitely agree I think it would be easier to get friend/ family to help. But none seem to need anything doing at the moment.
 

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Why not join a different scheme provider and use your own home again
 

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Why not join a different scheme provider and use your own home again
Or....…….use the same one and change your CU to a metal one, as required these days. Pop a local socket in for a new circuit, too.
It's a different job to the original one.
 
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Or....…….use the same one and change your CU to a metal one, as required these days. Pop a local socket in for a new circuit, too.
It's a different job to the original one.
Asked them but said definitely can’t use my place again, as already used.But maybe if I change to a different provider and change board at home. It may work.
 
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Out of interest if I was to change, who would you recommend? I was with ELECSA and found them good and helpful on the whole. But if I was to change who would you recommend?
 
Part P is a building regulation, not a form of registration for sparks. There is NO SUCH THING as part P registration. If you think there is show a part P registration certificate.
 
Don’t know why but wanted the job done, tested and registered by Monday just gone. Very strange.
It was probably holding up their house sale?
 
You can change my board. But I want it for free
 
At one stage you could get the niceic round the very next week
 
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Hi guys. Just an update and looking for a piece of advice really. Lost the job any way. The advice is:
I was with elecsa and had to temp suspend as I went into subbing for a company and had nothing to show, ( kind of put all my eggs in one basket), now I really want to get registered again as it is hindering me getting jobs and the work has slowed down with the company I was working for. I was thinking as what was previously said and change my board again, and go with another scheme. Napit to be honest. I noticed that as I was registered with elecsa within 2 years napit want a letter from them stating this, I called elecsa today and asked for one and they told me that they don't issue letters as such but they can send an email stating the last date of registration and so will be seen that it was in last 2 years. Just wondering if anyone else has done this and will a email be sufficient? Just don't want to get caught out really as I don't think the left hand knows what the right hand is doing and lost a bit of faith in them.
If anyone can help with a bit of advice, that would be great.
Cheers
 
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Also as a side note, if I change my board, it is located under the stairs. Just wondering will it need moving to another location. I dont think so as it will be metal, but just got me thinking as it would be used for assesment.
 
Good Luck

Just be prepared with all your paperwork and books
 
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Cheers dusty, will do. I'm sure I will be back on here with other questions before the big day.
Cheers
 
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Hi guy, another q,
Trying to fill in application form for napit and was told an apply as withkng 2 years of last registration from elecsa. But just noticed that it asks on application form when the last assesment date was. Just wondering is the 2 years from last assesment or from when the last years registration runs out? Example my last assesment was dec 16 but took temp/ voluntary suspension dec17 so in my eyes 2 years is from dec 17 and that was the impression I got from napit rep. But reading the application its asking for last assesment. Just wondering as napit are closed would anyone on here know?
Thanks in advance.
 
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