- 23 Jun 2009
- Reaction score
- South Wales
Just remember that having an 18th edition qualification does not make them competent at the work, it just means that they passed an open book multi choice exam on the 18th.Ok, lets throw a cat amongst the pigeons. Since part P we now have what is called a "Domestic installer" and amongst the electrical industry they are not classed as electricians because they do not go through formal training such as apprenticships and have minimal training but at the same time many electricians with 4 year apprenticeships are also domestic installers. In both cases completion of the electrical regulations is required, currently 18th.
Ideally they turn up in their works van and show registration with NCICS and you can check this online.
Too much emphasis is placed on holding the wiring regs qualification.
I’ve even seen it as a requirement for electricians neded for machinery work, where it is pretty much irrelevant as machinery work is excluded from BS 7671.