In 20011/12 there were over 20,000 domestic fires of electrical origin in the UK. There were a further 2.5 million reported cases of people receiving a mains voltage shocks, of whom some 350,000 were seriously injured (Source: Fire Safety Council
). This is one reason why Edinburgh HomeForce takes any tradespersons competency seriously.
A certified or qualified electrician requires both training and the experience gained through apprenticeships or competency schemes. HomeForce electricians all have qualifications such as NVQ's through City and Guilds
but are also required to demonstrate that they maintain knowledge and understanding of electrical regulations and electrical standards. This is often referred to as "17th Edition" (or previously 16th Edition) but is basically the current British Standard (BS7671).
Faulty, inadequate or inexpertly installed electrical wiring can be extremely dangerous. By seeking evidence of experience and qualifications and gaining references HomeForce and you can be sure that the person coming to your door has the knowledge, skill and experience for your job be it a full rewire, installing a new fuse board or simply finding and repairing an electrical fault.