Guidance on skills for electrical installation work

18 July 2014
IET Communications team
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Guidance document from the Skills Alliance for Electricians

The Skills Alliance for Electricians' new guidance document.

A new publication has been released by the Skills Alliance for Electricians, a collaborative group that includes the IET.

A collaborative group representing electricians has published new guidance outlining the skills and competencies required for individuals to carry out electrical installation work within dwellings in England and Wales.

The Skills Alliance for Electricians (SA4E) includes the IET, the Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry, the Electrical Contractors’ Association, Unite the union, SummitSkills, the Engineering Council and more recently the Highways Electrical Association.

Working together with the Building Control Alliance, the group has produced the new peer-reviewed ‘Guidance for Building Control Bodies’. 

Our Director of Membership and Professional Development, Michelle Richmond, said: “The main purpose of this new guidance is to enhance standards and the competence recognition of electricians so that home owners can be confident that the work being carried out in their homes meets all the safety requirements.”

The document incorporates a qualification and competence risk indicator which can be used by Building Control Bodies to assess the level of confidence they can place in the individual to undertake the work competently and safely and as a result the degree of supervision and inspection they should exercise.

Building Control Bodies interested in booking an information seminar at their site can contact the IET directly via electechs@theiet.org.

The guidance document can be downloaded from our SA4E page.