ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#141518 - 09/03/04 07:45 AM Domestic Electrical Installer Qualification
stevesloan Offline
Junior Member
Registered: 06/08/04
Posts: 9
Loc: england
Hi Gentlemen,

There are details of a new qualification for those involved soley with satisfying the requirements of Part P of the building regulations that may be of interest. From what I can make out, the holder of this qualification would to all intents and purposes be a qualified "house basher"! The information can be found at - http://www.eal.org.uk/EAL.nsf/0/1776147eb731dce080256eec0056cdbe?OpenDocument
Though you know what my links are like!
Happy reading!
Top
Test Equipment:
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
#141519 - 09/05/04 11:54 AM Re: Domestic Electrical Installer Qualification
pauluk Offline
Member
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
Your link is fine this time Steve!

I still see the primary achievement of all this as being the creation of even more layers of bureaucracy and a way for outfits to "earn" money on approval courses.

If work is not carried out by a competent person, I still haven't seen anything to say who is responsible for telling the council. Is is the person carrying out the work or the homeowner?
Top
#141520 - 09/06/04 12:57 AM Re: Domestic Electrical Installer Qualification
stevesloan Offline
Junior Member
Registered: 06/08/04
Posts: 9
Loc: england
I can to a degree understand the reason for creating a domestic electrician qualification to coincide with Part P, but I am puzzled that it is a thing called a VRQ and not an NVQ. I would have thought that the existing NVQ system could have been used - are they just trying to get out of candidates having any official assessment on site or are they breeding a bunch of theory only sparkys? - and will they "qualify" in no time at all, unlike their fully qualified counterparts who have to spend the best part of 4 years jumping through hoops!
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 58 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 47
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 19
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
KrmtFrg, Stack, Scotto, Freecrowder, clee512

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals