Find a registered tradesperson

Use the Government endorsed Registered Competent Person Electrical website to search the most comprehensive database of registered electricians in England and Wales.

All electricians listed meet rigorous entry requirements, are regularly assessed by government authorised scheme operators to ensure their ongoing technical competence and are required to adhere to a strict code of practice. They are able to work to legal requirements and supply the certificates that are often needed if you should come to sell your home.

The completion of an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) plays a vital role in verifying the safety on an electrical installation for continued use. The report's validity relies upon the competence of the individual carrying out the inspection.

To assure competence any registration scheme for organisations carrying out Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) must require formal qualifications for individuals carrying out inspection work, appropriate professional indemnity insurance and require auditing of inspection work. This is in addition to the requirements for installation work, such as qualifications in the Wiring Regulations, equipment calibration and complaint handling processes. The NAPIT Electrical Inspector Scheme is the only register known to set such requirements.

To find an Electrical Inspector you can trust, type your postcode into the search facility.

By law, no person is permitted to carry out gas installation or repair work unless they are competent to do so. GasSafe is the only register authorised by the UK Government to verify the competence of gas engineers. Use the GasSafe register website to check the gas engineer you hire meets strict qualification requirements and is regularly assessed to ensure their ongoing competence. These engineers will be able work to legal requirements and supply the certificates that are often required if you should come to sell your home.

The competent person website lists all installers registered on self-certification schemes that are authorised by the Department of Communities and Local Government. From glazing and heating to roofing and plumbing, this is an important resource that can be used to help you find tradespeople who have their credentials independently verfied and are regularly assessed to ensure their ongoing competence.

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