Electrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work?

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by willijimon, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. willijimon

    willijimon Guest

    hi,m
    Have been reading in some other posts and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 that Electrical Engineers are able to carry out household electrical works? IS this true or have I misread the info? Also if this is the case, ie that electrical work can be carried out by an engineer, how does one get a cert of compliance.

    Thanks
  2. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

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    Wow, this post is really making the rounds. :rolleyes:
  3. Billy_Bob

    Billy_Bob In the Trades

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  4. brownizs

    brownizs In the Trades

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    Tell me about it. It is also in the DIY Chatroom @ DSLR.
  5. johnnyb14

    johnnyb14 New Member

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    The short answer is NO.

    The system is setup as a very closed shop and doesn't seem to allow for any exemptions for professionally qualified engineers - effectively, the only way to obtain a licence is via an apprenticeship.

    In my view, the system is well overdue for an overhaul.
  6. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

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    What "system" is that Johnny?
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    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    Not exactly true. Check with your state. Connecticut allows for a EE to sit for and Unlimited Electrical license ... if you pass, you are now an electrical contractor.
  8. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

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    Wow! That's almost as scary as NYS.
  9. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

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    johnnyb14 is probably the same person as the OP.
    He has posted this exact same reply on most of the boards that the OP posted to, even ones that have absolutely no relation to electrical work.

    johnnyb14 - IP: 117.199.22.174
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