If you need to get any electrical work carried out to your home, then you needs to make sure that you employ a skilled electrician. But when trying to find electricians locally that you can trust it can sometimes prove to be quite a difficult task. There are plenty of guys around who say that they can carry out electrical work but have none of the relevant skills or training. As a result, the work they carry out may not only cause damage to your property but may result in an injury to you or your family.
So how do you go about deciding which of the local electrician to employ because they are reliable? In this article, we take a look a certain things you should be looking at after you find electricians to use for your project.
1. Find out if they are a member of any electrical contractor’s regulatory body. Ask them to provide you with their membership number and then go online to check if this is correct. The electrician you choose to employ should be one that is either a member of the NICEIC, NAPIT or ELECSA regulatory bodies.
2. Another thing to be looked at before you consider employing any electrician to carry out electrical work on your home is what qualifications they have. Even employing only someone who is part qualified is better than employing someone who has no qualifications whatsoever. Look for those that are part P certified and also have undergone training that provides them with skills that meet the latest IEE wiring regulations.
3. It is also crucial that you make sure you employ someone who has experience of doing the kind of electrical work that you want to be done. Don’t be scared to ask them to provide proof of such work which they have either completed or in the process of carrying out at present. Also, make sure that they show you clear evidence of how long the work asked to be conducted took to complete.
4. After you find electricians to do the electrical work you require in your home confirm that following the work being finished they will issue an electrical certificate. If they do then make sure by contacting your local authority if the documents they supply to their customers are Part P compliant.
5. Before you employ any electrician, you should find out what safety measures they put in place. If they are unwilling to provide such information or will not follow the relevant codes of safe practice set down by the regulatory body of which they are supposedly a member then, in all honesty, don’t employ them.
Above we have shown you several things to be considered after you find electricians locally to work for you. As well as these also you should see what sorts of guarantees they provide on the work they complete as well as do they have insurance coverage. Each one of these things will go a long way to ensuring that the person you employ is someone who can be relied upon and will carry out the work to a very high standard.