whole thing totally stupid! Bullshit!
66,000 electrical contracting businesses in the UK!
10,000 registered with NICEIC, 3000 with ECA
hence 50,000 firms or 70% approx of the Electrical Contracting industry will
be working illegally in January!
unless they register with an approved scheme - in other words - pay the
cash - get a card!
schemes hurriedly being set up - cause there's money in it!
NICEIC have said(they can increase resources, staff, buildings,
administration, etc) by 500% in 6 months - BULLSHIT!
What about plumbers, kitchen fitters, bedroom fitters, little builders,
conservatory guys, garden landscapers, and a host of other trades who fiddle
with electrics? all now illegal!
Hence CORGI, FENSA etc are trying to set up schemes for limited scope
certification (government guidelines apparently published this week but I
haven't found em yet)
They are all in this 'cause there is money to be made!!
T'is a money making scam the likes of which Jimmy Hoffa would be proud!
Me-thinks the electric police will not be bothering the DIY guy for a while
cause - there is no DIY police (Building Control have no electrical
inspectors - and they are few and far between hence they will be busy -
no-one can train any new ones cause no-one knows how to do it - pay yer
money get the card!) and they have bigger fish in sight (50,000 electrical
Incidentally - I spent some 20 years investigating fires / deaths etc - I
have seen a number of electrocutions, equally suicides and accidents or
faulty appliances. Many fires due to a number of causes including faulty
appliances and misuse of appliances. I have never seen a fire attributable
to faulty electrical wiring. You try to set something on fire with
normal electrical wiring and fittings - you cannot do it - try it? It
can be done but is extremely difficult - try it -nb I will not responsible
if anyone tries it and burns the house down!
BULLSHIT - IGNORE IT - NOT ENFORCEABLE
IN the meantime - dont forget that every-one has a legal (HSW act) and a
moral responsibility (civil law) to ensure what they do is safe! If you
cock it up and hurt someone or damage something - it is your responsibility
and you could pay the price - compensation , fines, jail. That's the
bottom line - do it right then there will not be a problem.
Cheers - this has been winding me up for a while!!
Nb :- coincidence new wiring colours - so the non-existent electric
police can tell what is old work and what is new?
coincidence house buyers package with certificates etc?
Jimmy Hoffa - you need to go to the likes NICEIC, ECA or CORGI for lessons
in how to get control of an industry!
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