qualified electrician

Well, it’s “New Logo Time” (again!)
To try to reduce the ongoing confusion brought about by the numerous electrical logos indicating membership of a “Part P” Scheme, there has finally been created, a single website for members of the public to check the membership and qualifications of Electricians.
With a name that only a committee could think of, the new website to check your Electrician is “Part P” certified is: www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk
 
Is this the final one to appear on the Currelec website? Watch this space…..
 
Currelec is a Registered Electrical Company

Q: When is a cable clip not a cable clip?
A: When some idiot has decided a bent nail is every bit as good!
The difference in the two cables below is obvious.


During a loft conversion, we spotted numerous bent nails used to secure mains electricity cables like the one on the right. Each one is a potential future house fire or shock hazard. It makes us so angry because it is avoidable and is usually just laziness and lack of knowledge on the part of the installer, who surely cannot have been a qualified Electrician. Cable clips, like the one we’ve installed on the left, are designed to hold the cable firmly and without damage. Nails cause harm by biting into the surface of the cable and crushing the internal insulation too. Problems and overheating can become apparent many years later.
 
If you spot any of these around your home, don’t touch them, but have them checked by a competent Electrician. Currelec is happy to provide free advice if you see these in your home, garage or attic.
Dangerous wiring identified by Currelec

Like all ‘Part P’ approved & qualified Electricians, I’m a member of what is known as a ‘Competent Person Scheme’. I carry a NAPIT ID card similar to this one when I visit my customers. I’m happy to show it (despite the photo!) and you should make a habit of only letting into your home, tradesmen who identify themselves properly (eg NICEIC or NAPIT members). Ask to see a form of photo identification and be prepared to call the number on the back of the card to check if in any doubt. It’s your guarantee they are who they say they are and that they’re qualified to be trusted to work on your home.

Currelec ID