Are you a householder looking for an Chichester electrician that is able to work safely in your home to legally required standards?
All Chichester electricians listed and permitted to display the mark are registered with an electrical Competent Person Scheme Operator, and have been authorised by Government to self-certify that their work is compliant with Building Regulations. This means they meet strict entry requirements, and their work is regularly assessed, to ensure their ongoing competence and that their work meets the correct standards.
The generic term ‘Electrician’ has been used in this website for ease of use and to facilitate internet searches. ‘Electrician’ in the context of this website means a firm or individual, who is competent to install electrical equipment and wiring within a domestic premises.
To start using the Registered Competent Person Electrical search facility, simply enter your postcode to find a registered electrician near you. Search by company name to see whether an electrician you may be considering is listed as registered.
The Registered Competent Person Electrical search facility lists all electricians registered for full scope domestic work in England and Wales, making finding the right person for the job easier than ever before.
Once you have found a Chichester electrician, it’s a good idea to follow these simple suggestions before they begin the work:
Before they start, agree a timetable of work and get confirmation of their expected completion date in writing. This should cover all aspects of any agreed work and be signed by both parties.
Agree payment terms so you can ensure that you have the funds available. Some electricians may ask for material costs up-front and also request staged payments for a larger job. Confirm them in writing with the electrician and make sure you get a revised quote before the modified work starts if you do need to make changes.
Avoid dealing in cash as it is easy to lose track of what you have paid. Always ask for a receipt or statement of account.
Try to avoid adding or making changes to the job halfway through. This will usually cost more and cause delays. Confirm them in writing with the electrician if you do need to make changes.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk to the electrician straight away. Make it clear exactly what you are unhappy or concerned about, explain what you want done and give the electrician a chance to put things.
Contact the Competent Person Scheme Operator they are certified by if you are unable to resolve any issues with the company or the electrician who employs them. They will be able to advise you and will work with both parties to reach a solution and try. You can find out whether they are certified and who they are certified by via the search facility on this website.
Contact Citizens Advice via their consumer helpline on 0854 04 05 06 or visit www.adviceguide.org.uk if the person you employ is not certified by a DCLG authorised Competent Person Scheme.
After the work is completed:
No matter how big or small the job, the electrician should provide you with an electrical installation certificate which will confirm that the work carried out meets the British Standard for electrical safety, BS7671.
All electrical work in dwellings is covered under Building Regulations. For any work that is notifiable, you should always receive a certificate to confirm that the work meets the applicable Building Regulations.
Put them in a safe place once you have received certificate(s) relating to the electrical work. You may need to provide them as proof that you have had the work carried out safely, especially if you decide to sell your property.
Electricians in Chichester
Some electricians in Chichester may ask for material costs up-front and also request staged payments for a larger job. If you do need to make changes, confirm them in writing with the electrician and make sure you get a revised quote before the modified work starts.
If you do need to make changes, confirm them in writing with the electrician.
Make it clear exactly what you are unhappy or concerned about, explain what you want done and give the electrician a chance to put things.
If you are unable to resolve any issues with the company or the electrician who employs them, contact the Competent Person Scheme Operator they are certified by.