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ELECSA Approved Contractor

Electrical installation work must be carried out only by people who have the knowledge, skill
and experience needed to avoid danger to themselves and others. It's easy to make an electrical circuit work - it's far harder to make the circuit work safely.

ELECSA

Homeowners and Landlords should ensure they only use contractors listed on the Electrical Safety Register as these contractors are assessed by 3rd party experts to ensure that they have:

  • Adequate knowledge and skill
  • Relevant insurance
  • Up to date qualifications
  • Suitable equipment
  • Offer suitable warranties

Therefore employing a contractor listed on the Electrical Safety Register to undertake the
work is vital to ensure these standards have been met.

ELECSA – Part P of the Building Regulations and electrical work in your house

Part P was introduced in 2005 with the aim of reducing the number of deaths, injuries and fires caused by faulty electrical installations. It also introduced self-certification schemes such as ELECSA to assess contractors as a ‘competent person’ to make it harder for ‘cowboy’ contractors to leave electrical installations in an unsafe condition.

As a property owner, you should be aware of your legal responsibilities when having any electrical work completed in your house. You are able to meet these responsibilities under the Building Regulations by ensuring that certain works (known as notifiable works – see the table below for examples) are notified to your local authority Building Control department. Alternatively, you can use a contractor registered with an approved self assessment scheme such as ELECSA. ELECSA Approved Contractors are regularly assessed by ELECSA as meeting the standards laid down by government guidelines and can self certify their work as meeting the Building Regulations.

By choosing to use an ELECSA Approved Contractor, you can be assured that your work will be notified to the relevant local authority on your behalf. The contractor will notify us of what and where the work was done; we then notify the local authority and send you a Building Compliance certificate. You will almost certainly need this certificate at a later date (such as when selling your house) so please keep it in a safe place.

Who are ELECSA?

ELECSA is owned by the industry’s leading trade association, the Electrical Contractors’ Association through its independent certification subsidiary, ECA Certification Ltd. ELECSA is a government approved organisation providing assessment services for contractors working in domestic properties.

They are also independently assessed to ensure that we are operating to the highest standards so you can be confident that as ELECSA Approved Contractors we are assessed to the highest industry standards.

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