Check that the individual is a registered member of one of the Government approved schemes.
Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert
If you're looking to have electrical work carried out in your home, start by checking that the individual is a registered member of one of the Government approved schemes. Choosing a registered electrician means you will be protected should something go wrong. Contact the scheme directly if you want to check the individual’s registration.
You can use our find an electrician section to find a registered electrician in your local area.
A properly installed and well-maintained installation can significantly reduce the possibility of accident or injury. So, it is important that any electrical installation work is carried out by people who have the knowledge, skills and experience needed to avoid the dangers that electricity can create.
When you use a registered electrician to carry out work in your home, you have the peace of mind that:
- They’re regulated by the UK and/or Scottish Governments, as appropriate
- They work to the BS7671 safety standard
- Their work is regularly assessed
- They’re insured, so you’re protected
- It’s a legal requirement for certain electrical work