I seen a few posts recently that mention a change I the law relating to who is
allowed to install/test (domestic) electrical wiring.
As I am many years out of date with much of today's regs could someone please
reply respond these queries:
Is there indeed a change in the law coming up? When?
If so, just who will be legally allowed to do the work?
What qualifications (and or level experience) are to be accepted?
Is such a person required to provided to the customer, documentation indicating
the work has be carried out to ? specification? If so I guess the installer
to have third party insurance.
I've also heard on TV news that house sellers will be required to provide a
cert. to the buyer to say that the house has been "tested" or in some way
complies with the regs.
a) What regs?
b) Seller pays?
c) Much work for "testers" = good? Bad for unqualified but well-experienced
people = much friction?
d) Views on how this may pan-out - will it be watered down so many existing
unqualified people with elec. business will be still be able to continue their
A personal bit OT:
I qualified back in the good old days of 1975. (5 year apprentice served and
CGLI Full Tech Cert.). I've been thinking about returning to doing electrical
work - maybe part-time. My training was in heavy industrial
electrics/electronics but included little domestic work - although I have done
some. I have the On-Site guild and most of that seems clear enough (apart from
the fun and games with the inevitable earthing arrangements :-) . No doubt my
qualifications will be completely usless today, but I wonder, does it mean I
shall have to re-qualify in order to begin domestic electrical installation
What publications and courses should I be looking at?
(Aside: I have a degree in elec. eng. but that probably too is irrelevant to
performing legally certified domestic installations with this latest
Anyone living in the Nottingham area interested in maybe teaming up? Must not be
afraid of hard work, honest, conscientious GSOH and have own tools (no rip-off
artists or cowboys need apply :-) )