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Hi all

Can any one help me please? as i'm getting more and confused by the second .I have been toying with the idea of working for my self as an electrician for some time and i've recentley
had some bad news that there is a possibility that redundancey at my place of work. I've city and guilds 2330 lev 2 /3, 16th and 17th edition and 5years of domestic and commercial insallations .
what do i need to do to get started for my self? :confused: Some say i need to join some type of registerd competent persons scheme part p? some say i need inspection and testing, some say i need to be an approved contractor . Do i need some ,all,none of these can some one help!!!
 
hi sparke,
if you want to do domestic work you will need to register through one of the scheme providers or notify your work through your labc. you dont need 2391 for this, just need to pass scheme providers assessment.
only you can decide what you need and where you are aiming to work.
but most of all before any of this you need some actual work which at the moment is very thin on the ground :eek:
 
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johnnyb

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Seems to me you have gone and got the 17th, that means a one days course and get 2391, and you may choose anything you want then.
 
Buy a van..very very easy..then...............thats it off u go,remember in the present climate to work for mere peanuts..dont worry about schemes,2391 and that testing lark..to hard! Seems to be the way to go at the moment:p
 
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sparke

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Thanks all for advice most of it very useful .......
 
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Guest123

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buy a van..very very easy..then...............thats it off u go,remember in the present climate to work for mere peanuts..dont worry about schemes,2391 and that testing lark..to hard! Seems to be the way to go at the moment:p
In this present climate work is difficult to find so prices are being lowered in order to gain contracts.

However under no circumstances should anyone compromise safety standards by not testing an installation and not registering with a scheme provider or building control especially as part p of the building regs are law and hefty fines can be dished out for non compliance.
 
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