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Tip #6: Would Domestic Electrical Skills add Value to your Business? Our Advice on Upskilling your Gas or Plumbing Business



 Dec, 06 - 2018   Tips/Advice

Some tasks commonly undertaken by gas engineers or plumbers – installing central heating, some gas-fired cookers or electric showers, for example – require more than just ACS qualifications and Gas Safe Registration.

 

To do the whole job, including wiring in the electrics, engineers either need to call in an electrician, or learn to do the ‘sparky’ bits themselves.

 

While there is plenty of electrical work that is best left to the experts, with the right training and experience the finishing touches to some of your own heating and plumbing jobs could certainly be in your grasp.

 

What Qualifications do I need?

 

  1. 18th Edition Wiring Regulations – All domestic electrical installations need to be compliant with the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, which details the requirements for design, installation, inspection, testing, verification and certification, and should be your first port of call in terms of training and practical experience.

 

  1. Part P – You need to know about Part P of the Building Regulations, which covers domestic electrical installations.

 

Logic4training delivers the City & Guilds 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (2382-18) training course and the Domestic Electrical Installer Part P Course, designed for electricians and other buildings services engineers – gas installers, kitchen/bathroom fitters, plumbers and builders – who complete some domestic electrical work as a secondary role, such as wiring in a boiler or shower.

 

What will these Qualifications Enable Me to Do?

 

  • Undertake a variety of domestic electrical tasks
  • Join a Competent Persons Scheme (CPS); and
  • Self-certify your work to Local Authority Building Control.

 

Would Domestic Electrical Skills add Value to your Business? 

 

While there is plenty of electrical work that is best left to experienced electrical installers, with the right training and experience the finishing touches to some of your own heating and plumbing jobs could certainly be within your grasp.

 

CLICK HERE to view our full list of domestic electrical courses.

 

Our New Entrants Domestic Electrical Installer course provides the qualifications needed to join a competent person’s scheme and carry out basic domestic electrical work.

 

OR, get in touch with us so that we can assess your needs and help you find a solution.

 

Still need more advice check out our Ultimate Guide to Electrician Careers