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Registered Competent Person Electrical Update

Registered Competent Person Electrical Update

More than 41,000 firms are now listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical website. The RCPE site is the definitive search facility for any householder looking to find a registered domestic electrician in England and Wales.

Only electricians registered with a DCLG authorised electrical Competent Person Scheme are eligible to be featured on the site and able to display the Registered Competent Person Electrical mark.

Emma Clancy, CEO of Certsure which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands said: All of the firms listed on the RCPE site meet strict registration requirements which provide householders looking to find a local electrician with the assurances they need.

Online searches are becoming the number one way to find a local tradesperson and we want to ensure that when people choose an electrician they choose one registered with an approved body.

Since its launch in June 2014 the site has attracted more than 200,000 visitors with, on average, more than 7,500 searches for local electricians carried out each month.

Registered Competent Person Electrical was created by all Government approved electrical Competent Person Scheme operators to make finding a registered electrician a simple and easy process.

Michael Andrews, NAPIT Group Chief Executive added: The benefits of using an installer listed on this register include having valid insurance policies in place should anything go wrong, access to a robust complaints procedure, confidence that the correct certification will be supplied and certainty that the installers can self-certify their work against the building regulations where required. Most importantly, you can be sure that the electrical work carried out in your home is compliant with BS 7671, the British Standard for electrical safety, keeping you and your family safe.

In addition to the search facility, the site also contains useful information regarding the building regulations relating to electrical work carried out in the home along with contact information for all electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators.

Registered Competent Person Electrical has the support of leading industry stakeholders including scheme operators, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the charity Electrical Safety First.

Electrical Safety First recently launched its latest campaign promoting the RCPE site. The powerful film shows the dramatic consequences that can result if homeowners attempt to meddle with electrics themselves and urges householders to always call a registered electrician when carrying out electrical work in the home.

The campaign was promoted on social media and through adverts with the Manchester Evening News and Bristol Post.  The campaign was also shared with relevant bloggers.

More than 10,000 people have already viewed the video which can be seen at

To search for a registered electrician in your local area, or verify the competence of an electrical installer you are considering hiring, go to

Article Published: 26 October 2015

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