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Hi,

Considering having our House rewired, what should we expect of the Company we use in terms of Validity of Works, ie Electrician attending credentials / signoff of works. I have heard that attending Electrician must be Part P qualified to carry out such works and signoff. Please confirm or otherwise.
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Hi,
The electrician or the company he works for must either be Part P registered or hold an equivalent professional membership such as NICEIC, Napit, Elecsa etc. In order to gain these accreditations the electrician usually has all the relevant governing body qualifications and is also able to test and inspect with a view to signing off certificates.

For example, the company I work for allow me to sign off work after I have tested and inspected but it is done under their membership. Should I do work outside of their employ then as I am not personally a member of one of the afore mentioned bodies I would be unable to sign off myself.

Hope that helps?
 
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thanks for reply'..
Are you saying there could be a time when an individual could still be training / attending college gaining appropriate qualifications and still be approved to carry out works / house rewire on there own, subsequently test and inspect and be covered by the very fact there Employer has the appropriate qualification, letters after their name ?. Where is the validity in the work , the assurance that the works have been carried out to the right standard ?. I was under the impression Electrician attending residential works had to be Part P also. I am trying to gain an understanding, expectations when I put bids out for works I want doing.
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Well, the contractor doesn't have to be part P. This was really only set up to stop dodgy kitchen fitters and plumbers from plying their ' armchair' electrical knowledge. NICEIC etc is just as valid - if not more so. A good firm will only let someone who is competent to test do so. The sparks doing this may well be in his final few months of training but believe me, domestic work ain't rocket science so someone with 4 years experience and experience with inspection and testing will be more than ok to do the job.
 
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