Why does an electrician need to be registered?

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It’s a legal requirement for certain electrical work.

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

A properly installed and well-maintained installation can significantly reduce the possibility of accident or injury. So, it is important that any electrical installation work is carried out by people who have the knowledge, skills and experience needed to avoid the dangers that electricity can create.

When you use a registered electrician to carry out work in your home, you have the peace of mind that:

  • They’re regulated by the UK and/or Scottish Governments, as appropriate
  • They work to the BS7671 safety standard
  • Their work is regularly assessed
  • They’re insured, so you’re protected

It’s a legal requirement for certain electrical work.

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