Providing Electrical Safety for Customers Every electrical training course puts health and safety first and foremost in its practices. The students who train with us have a much better grasp of safety and safety policies. In addition, having qualifications which are approved by City and Guilds and NICEIC are akin to an extra stamp of approval which demonstrates to the customer that you are an experienced and qualified electrical engineer.
Just recently an Electrical Safety Register was launched by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) to make it easier for local councils and consumers to find approved contractors. The ESR is a searchable database of local NICEIC and ELECSA registered contractors. This means that provided you are registered with either body, you can contact the ESR to have your details added to the database.
This is great news for approved contractors and for consumers who often can't tell if the engineer they are letting into their home is approved and qualified or not. The ECA and ESC, who will soon join together to take over both the NICEIC and ELECSA from April 2013, want a definitive list where consumers can go to find competent electricians.
It also enables local councils to stamp out the so called "cowboy electricians" who can leave properties in an unsafe state. The aim is to improve health and safety across the board and reduce the risk of any electrical accidents or hazards around the home and workplace. Here at WA Electrical Training we offer students an ECS Health and Safety course which allows those who successfully pass to carry around an ESC card to prove their identity, occupation and qualifications for further peace of mind for consumers.
We also offer the hugely popular NICEIC Part P qualification which ensures that all work is done in compliance with these guidelines. This is now a legal requirement and will have to be shown in order to be included on the ESR. Although our courses are approved by the NICEIC and City & Guilds we also recommend that students register with the NICEIC or ELECSA too, as registered members gain plenty of benefits when they come under the respected umbrella of these two bodies. As a registered member you can then contact the Electrical Safety Register and request that your details be listed on the database.
It's also a good idea to contact your local council and ask if they have any lists of their own that they can add you to. By eliminating unqualified and untrained electricians, we can offer consumers high quality and most of all, safe electrical work. This new list will make it much easier for customers to find listed electricians in their area, from local family firms to large national companies and of course it makes it much easier for qualified electricians to find work and advertise their merits - for free. If you want to find out more about any of the courses we have on offer, don't hesitate to get in touch.