The competent person electrical register website which launched backed in 2014 to provide a single information point and register for homeowners to simplify the task of finding and checking a competent, registered electrician in their area.
Similar to the ‘Gas Safe Register’ for boiler engineers the ‘Competent Person Electrical Register’ lists electricians who meet core technical standards required by government.
It was created following an agreement between all Government-approved electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators in England and Wales.
All registered electrical firms in England and Wales are listed on the website and entitled to use the new registered competent person electrical logo on their vans, websites and promotional material.
“Choosing someone to carry out work in your home is a decision that should never be taken lightly.
Consumers now have just one name and one easily recognisable mark to remember and they can be reassured that everyone listed on the site has had a sample of their work checked and assessed in accordance with the required electrical standards.”