How do I find a compliant electrician?

How do I find a compliant electrician?

There are a number of steps that can be taken for businesses to tick off in order to feel comfortable that you have hired and acceptable electrically qualified person (EQP). The steps to be taken are based upon a simple check list that you can go through to make a decision for yourself that you are comfortable with.

Items you should ask for.

  1. Ask to see the EQP's current electrical Practicing License. Check the photo on the card matches the EQP.
  2. Ask if he will give you a Certificate of Compliance? This is a legal requirement for all work done.
  3. Does he have Public Liability insurance?
  4. Can he show the test equipment he will use to test at the end of the job. This is a legal requirement for all work done.
  5. Ask him to explain different options of how he will do the work so you have an understanding and possibly a choice of how the work is to be done.


If the EQP cannot produce what you are asking about or his explanations for the work do not sound right or you do not feel comfortable with the EQP then you may want to think about whether or not you want to hire them to do the work.