To work as a fully qualified electrician, you need to have passed a City & Guilds examination. This generally takes two years of study and a recognised apprenticeship and certifies that the electrician is competent.
However, there are other qualifications and additional courses that should be obtained to ensure the electrician is “up to date” with the current regulations and initiatives.
Obviously, the best way to make sure your electrician is competent is to ask his previous customers, Although this is not necessary an endorsement of his competence, it will provide an indication about his standard of work, reliability etc.
At Johnstone’s Electrical Services, in addition to the above, I have over 30 years experience, registered with Lancashire Councils “Safe Traders Scheme” and Part P registered with ELECSA. (This is an organisation independently assesses the standards of work and there compliance to the appropriate Standards and Regulations)
We are a local company, that actually cares about our customers and ensuring there needs are met in every way shape and form, and can supply recommendations upon request