Electrical Safety First strongly recommends that, wherever you live, you use an electrician registered with one of the government-approved schemes to do any electrical installation work that you need.
Registered electricians work to the UK national safety standard (BS 7671) and will give you a safety certificate to confirm that their work has been designed, inspected and tested in line with that standard.
The statutory requirements for electrical work are different in England and Wales from those in Scotland and Northern Ireland. To find out more on what you should be looking for and to ensure you get a registered electrician for your area, click on the relevant country.
If you live in England or Wales you can find a registered electrician by searching the Registered Competent Person Electrical register at www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk.
Our short film asks the question, "You wouldn't let a child work on your electrics, so why use an unregistered electrician?"