The Accreditations & Qualifications Required to Handle Fuse Board Installation in Tonbridge | Elite Electrical Kent
It won’t come as a surprise that there are a number of qualifications and accreditations you’ll need to secure before you can provide professional electrical work to clients; after all, the stakes are high and amateur work could endanger both peoples and property. As a trusted commercial electrician for Tonbridge, we have a team that’s undergone training and proven itself in the field. This is apparent whether we’re handling fuse board installation, the set-up of car charging stations or outdoor lighting, solar panel installation or serving as the area’s first choice for smart home wiring.
Below, we’ve looked over some of the baseline accreditations and qualifications you should be on the lookout for, should you be trying to find a domestic or commercial electrician for work in Tonbridge.
- NVQ Level 3 – The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 is a minimum qualification required for domestic and commercial electricians to become fully qualified. It covers the technical skills and knowledge needed for all types of electrical work, including fuse board installation, smart home wiring, solar panel installation and smaller projects such as integration of outdoor lighting or car charging stations.
- City & Guilds 2365 – This is a Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation, which covers the theory and practical skills needed for day-to-day electrical projects we tackle around Tonbridge. It includes units on electrical principles, inspection and testing, and installation of wiring systems and equipment.
- 18th Edition Wiring Regulations – Tonbridge residents shouldn’t be shy in testing the knowledge of their commercial electrician of choice. While not an accreditation, they should be familiar with the latest edition of the wiring regulations published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), covering the requirements for electrical work in the UK, including modern items such as smart home wiring.
- Part P – This is a section of the Building Regulations that covers electrical safety in dwellings, including fuse board installation amongst other things. A domestic or commercial electrician must be registered with a competent person scheme or approved by their local authority to ensure their work – including solar panel installation, outdoor lighting set-up, car charging station installation and smart home wiring –complies with Part P; Elite Electrical Kent in Tonbridge is exactly that.
- NICEIC – The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is a leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical industry in the UK. A domestic or commercial electrician can become NICEIC registered, which means they have been assessed and meet the required technical and safety standards.