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Topic Title: Electrician walked off job
Topic Summary: Holding back cert until paid?
Created On: 12 November 2009 11:17 AM
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 14 November 2009 06:00 PM
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"As far as the Building Regs goes, within 30 days of completion of works a copy of the installers Electrical Installation Test Certificate compliant with BS 7671 and a 'self-certification certificate' from the installers scheme is to be provided to the client. So technically the electrician could be guilty of a breach of the Regs after this period."

As has been alluded to, can the works be deemed complete if say, the electrician has yet to fit the wall lights that have yet to arrive from, oh, lets say, specialist suppliers in France?...........


 15 November 2009 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by: zeeper

Electrician walked off job

I have recently been contacted by a friend of a customer who wishes me to certify an installation where their Part P registered electrician has 'walked off' the job because of a pay dispute.

I think you customers mate is trying to rip off a sparkie.

You state electrician walked off site. That statement is not correct, All works appear to be finish as the installtion is power up. So sounds like sparkie is holding on to cert until hes received payment, wise man as its turned out.. Your customers mate thinks he can save himself some money by stitching up said sparkie , because hes got a mate who knows a electricain who will test the installation on the cheap (YOU).

Hang on the bell's just gone off, Is this not one of those the home owner or builder has done the electric's and now need some one to write out the cert. "Usual story the electricans worked off site."

All valid points and could be either of the above, so I intend to stay out of it, as far as looking at the install. I have, however, advised the person that he needs to get back to the alleged 'Sparkie' and tell him of his 'findings' (courtesy of this forum).
Thanks for all input peeps!
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