Certified and Qualified Electricians – The differences
A qualified electrician is some one who has achieved City & guilds certificates 2330 & 2356. Once these have been attained they provide evidence to employers that a person is a qualified electrician.
Electricians normally then join an industry body like the NICEIC or NAPIT. These organisations asses and certify electricians. If the electrician you hire is a registered member of these organisations you can be sure that they are qualified and regularly asses for the work that they carry out.
Qualifications are regularly updated and electricians must ensure that they keep up to date with changing best practises. The IET electrical regulations BS 7671:2008 (2011) ensures that industry-standard qualifications are updated through the City & Guilds 2382-12 or 2382-20 certificates.
Certain electrical repairs and installations require electricians to have specialist skills and qualifications. This most often refers to Part P certification, this means that they are permitted to carry out and self sign off work covered by Part P regulations. These rules pertain to electrical safety rules introduced into Building Regulations in 2005.
Whats the Difference
Essentially all electricians are qualified to do work in your home or your business but only certified electricians can sign off their own work without the need for buildings regulations inspectors to come in and review it.
Here at Static Electrical Services our electricians are qualified and certified so we can sign off our own work. We cover St Albans, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas. If you have any electrical needs dont hesitate to give us a call or get in touch using our contact page here.