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.Back to Insights
What Qualifications do I need?
- 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.
- Part P - You need to know about Part P of the Building Regulations, which covers domestic electrical installations.
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.