Last week the president of Scotland’s largest trade association, Select, delivered a stark warning about the high numbers of rogue electricians carrying out shoddy and dangerous work. Donald W Orr called the work “incompetent and downright dangerous”, but how do unsuspecting members of the public check to ensure the electrician they’re employing has the full qualifications? We’ll outline it all for you below.

Look on the Registered Competent Person website

The government approved Registered Competent Person website is the simplest way to find a registered electrician who works in your area. Electricians have to meet specific standards defined by law before their registration is confirmed. There are also arbitrary checks undertaken to ensure all electrical work is of a high measure to avert avoidable danger. As well as individual electricians, you should also check any companies you’re looking to employ are also on the register.

Ask for their NICEIC registration number and ID card

Most reputable electricians will have their NICEIC registration emblazoned on their website to display their credibility to potential clients. If it’s absent from the website, you can ask the electrician to provide proof of certification. If you still feel dubious about their qualifications, you can check on the NICEIC website to alleviate any concerns.

If you follow these two simple steps, the electrician you employ should be fully qualified and competent. For any domestic, commercial or industrial electrical work, contact Daybury Electrical Services for high-quality work. We are NICEIC approved and have been a trusted electrician for many clients for over forty years.