Alongside gas, electricity is one of the handiest yet most dangerous utilities featured in our homes and businesses. Therefore, with the risks associated with electricity, you must employ the right electrician to carry out any work safely. This post will look at the five critical aspects you need to contemplate when hiring electricians.
Check their qualifications
Your priority when hiring electricians is to ensure they hold all the relevant qualifications and registration with an approved body or regulator such as NICEIC. The latter maintain compliance and ensure work conforms to strict standards. Electricians registered with NICEIC or the ECA will provide you with a BS 7671 form to demonstrate their qualifications.
Look for online reviews
The internet abounds with websites solely designed to provide the public with a list of vetted and recommended electricians. Sites such as Checkatrade or Trustatrader are a fantastic resource for people looking to hire and an excellent way for electricians to advertise their business.
Can they self-certify?
Whenever electricians undertake ‘notifiable’ work such as house rewires or installing new circuits, the work must be certified. An electrician must be registered with a competent person scheme such as TrustMark to self-certify their work and guarantee it is of a legal standard.
Ask for examples of previous work
When researching potential electricians to employ, ask if you can see illustrations of previous work they have carried out. If they can’t supply examples, enquire about the type of work they have done and how long they have been trading.
Review the price
Finally, a golden rule when employing any tradespeople is to never go with the cheapest quote straight away. Please review all the aspects we’ve looked at above before reaching a final decision. Contact W J Fenn Electrical Services today if you need to employ the services of a fully-qualified and professional electrician with many years of experience.