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Who are you with?

  • NICEIC (DI)

    Votes: 136 11.6%
  • NICEIC (AC)

    Votes: 229 19.5%
  • NAPIT

    Votes: 122 10.4%
  • ELECSA

    Votes: 110 9.4%
  • STROMA

    Votes: 78 6.6%
  • None

    Votes: 486 41.3%
  • ECA

    Votes: 48 4.1%
  • BSI

    Votes: 7 0.6%
  • Benchmark

    Votes: 1 0.1%
  • Select

    Votes: 20 1.7%

  • Total voters
    1,176

Sintra

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Well guys and girls, let's see who you are registered with.
 
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GMES

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vote cast
 

happyhippydad

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From your thread HHD, not many people are registered, unless they just can't be arsed to vote :)
Very true Midwest.
Hopefully more will vote this time as it would be interesting to get a good picture of who is with who.
 

telectrix

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i'm stuck with this old worn out body that i've has for nearly 70 years. it was OK for a good few years, but like all tools, wear and tear takes it's toll. first the back and knees, then everything else going down the pan. can't even manage 100 press-ups without a fag and beer break these days.
 

Leesparkykent

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I'm NICEIC (AC) and also ECA, there isn't an option for ECA though. Also there is no options for BSI or Benchmark.
 

GMES

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I'm NICEIC (AC) and also ECA, there isn't an option for ECA though. Also there is no options for BSI or Benchmark.
Lee you need to get to specsavers.
 

GMES

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Would I do an under handed thing like that Lee just to make you look daft :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

7029 dave

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I can't really vote, because not at it anymore, BUT if metering was no more and had to go back to it. Probably nobody.
 

Spoon

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From your thread HHD, not many people are registered, unless they just can't be arsed to vote :)
Considering there are just over 57 thousand registered members you would have thought that threads like this one would have more results. Maybe most people just can't be arsed voting....
 
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LankyWill

wheres 'bodgit and scarper'? their should be a few registered to that brigade
 

Taylortwocities

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I hit none. Mostly retired now, but was with NAPIT. Would still be with them if they had kept their "Just 8" scheme and Part P hadn't been so diluted.
Still doing a bit, but avoid large notifiable stuff. I know the local LABC guys and they'll accept a cert from me anyway.:wink:
 
S

Slowhand

I'm with Stroma, they tend to want to uphold rules and regulations rather than create them.
Niceic is not a governing body despite what they would have the world believe.
 
Someone asked me if I was registered with checkatrade the other day, when I said no I don't advertise they said it isn't advertising it's too prove you have been checked out.
When I said I am on the competent persons register and I am inspected annually by the Niceic they just looked at me blank! Lol
 

darkwood

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This is the big problem, the Electrical industry is baffling even to us so when the customer is bombarded with advice from several bodies and websites trying to ensure you use there services then this what happens, I was asked if I was part P once to work in a factory on the machinery, I chuckled and explained, we need 1 non profit body to look over everyone like it used to be with the NICEIC before it turned into a profit based scheme provider.
 
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Slowhand

I had a Stroma assessment a couple of weeks ago.
The guy who did the assessment was from an independent company.
He told me NICIEC were trying to take over NAPPIT at the moment.
He also told me NICIEC don't pay tax as they are a registered charity.
 

Dan

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I'm NICEIC (AC) and also ECA, there isn't an option for ECA though. Also there is no options for BSI or Benchmark.
Well those got added but it seemed pointless looking back now lol not a single vote between them!
 
This is the big problem, the Electrical industry is baffling even to us so when the customer is bombarded with advice from several bodies and websites trying to ensure you use there services then this what happens, I was asked if I was part P once to work in a factory on the machinery, I chuckled and explained, we need 1 non profit body to look over everyone like it used to be with the NICEIC before it turned into a profit based scheme provider.
With "Which? Trusted Traders" jumping on the bandwagon - claiming to represent "the best" - when they actually represent only anyone who will pay them money, and relying on the public (mis)perception that they are an independent champion of the people - it's a bit like them saying: "pay-up or we'll break yer legs!!!"
Parasites - the lot of them!
 

Dan

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Have any of you shifted from one to another and if so why?
 
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Addlight

With NICEIC (d) since starting, but seriously thinking of switching to Stroma for the next year. I would have done it this year but the assessment crept up on me - again - so I'm with it for another year. Reason to move is partly to save a couple of £'00 a year, but also p*****d off the unnecessary marketing to its members - which they charge us for. And don't get me started on the prices in their online 'shop' ...
 

keniff

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i was with elecsa but I'm looking to join stroma now as have heard good things, anybody with them now had good experiences with them?
 
I'm with none. Never have been. Part P happened shortly after I spent thousands on training courses to get qualified. Really P*ssed me off! However, LBC are happy with my certs so who needs it? Got more work than I need and don't need a sticker for my van :)
 

overskilled

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None, never was and won't be now as I jacked it in, in 2014 to look after the wife (and partly as there were too many contractors looking for too little work and it was a rapid race to the bottom, spent more time quoting fruitlessly and dealing with dingbats wanting everything yesterday for free than working)

Last 2 months though the house phone has been ringing every other day / everyday (try getting people to delist your number...near blooming impossible) with someone chasing a sparky. Seems more than a few have went back on the books, some others have got rumbled and probably work that was getting put off now needs done, not to mention landlords wanting to get stuff sorted for sale/tenant changeovers.

Will I go back to it...tempted but...going back to it, means grief from DWP (in terms of form filling for Carers Allowance) and a load of paperwork I don't want to get back into, not to mention chasing payments / muppets wanting to haggle the price down on completion / Public Sector parasites who consider any business "crooked" etc.

Methinks I'll stay as a carer...unless the phone starts ringing every other minute...then I might pick up the tools again...
 

HandySparks

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i was with elecsa but I'm looking to join stroma now as have heard good things, anybody with them now had good experiences with them?
Changed from Elecsa to Stroma at end of last year. No problems.

Just applied to renew. I've only done about 10 notifiable jobs in the last year. It's only just worth staying registered since they reduced the scope of notifiable work.
 

Worcester

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We're registered with NICEIC as AC and DI and also with NAPIT, so that'll skew the votes :)
 
H

Hickmanb1

I still refuse to join a governing body. In my opinion it proves little to nothing about the quality and consistency of your work, they just want your money.
Too many so called tradesmen have got the badge on the van but are barely electricians. I let my work do the talking.
 

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