SA4E group publishes competence guidelines

SA4E group publishes competence guidelines
25 Jun 2014, 14:50

The Skills Alliance for Electricians (SA4E) has published new guidance outlining the skills and competences required for individuals to carry out electrical installation work within dwellings in England and Wales.

SA4E comprises representatives of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry, the Electrical Contractors' Association, Unite the union, SummitSkills, the Engineering Council and more recently the Highways Electrical Association. Working with the Building Control Alliance, the group has produced the new peer-reviewed Guidance for Building Control Bodies.

IET Director of Membership and Professional Development, Michelle Richmond, said: "The main purpose of this new Guidance is to enhance standards and the competence recognition of electricians so that home owners can be confident that the work being carried out in their homes meets all the safety requirements."

Guidance for Building Control Bodies incorporates a qualification and competence risk indicator which can be used by Building Control Bodies to assess the level of confidence they can place in the individual to undertake the work competently and safely and as a result the degree of supervision and inspection they should exercise.

SA4E was formed from a previous Technical Advisory Panel and Steering Group (TAPS) which published findings from a large research study that focused on electrician technician registration (May 2013). The Highway Electrical Association joined the SA4E in May 2014.

Qualified and experienced electricians are eligible to apply for the Engineering Technician (EngTech) professional registration.

To find out more and download the IET-BCA Guidance Document visit www.theiet.org/sa4e

Get the eNewsletter

Sign up for regular email updates

Your details are kept confidential and we won't share them with third parties.

Twitter Feed

  • about an hour agoCheck out @cktoolsonline #electrician winter range in our #tools feature http://t.co/93Nikf2GjI #electrical
  • about 22 hours ago#Suarezisback tomorrow for #ElClasico - we're chomping at the bit in anticipation! But will he bite off more than he can chew?

Polls

Has your business benefitted from the economic recovery?

Which single measure would do the most to help you to grow?