What is the role of the Qualified Supervisor?

A Qualified Supervisor is the electrically competent person with specific responsibility for the safety, technical standard and quality of electrical installation work completed under their supervision.

Please see our interactive QS Guide to Roles and Responsibilities

In smaller organisations the same person can fulfil the roles of Qualified Supervisor and Principal Duty Holder
 
A Qualified Supervisor is responsible for:
 
  • Ensuring that the results of inspection and testing are recorded correctly on the appropriate certificates or reports.
  • Ensuring that the business’ premises, equipment, documentation and records are available for inspection when required by NICEIC.
  • Safeguarding all unused NICEIC forms of certification and reporting any loss, theft or misuse.

A proposed Qualified Supervisor should:
 
  • Be directly employed by the business on a full-time basis.
  • Have at least two consectuive years supervisory or managerial responsibility for the standard of electrical installation work. In the case of a sole trader, a two year trading period will satisfy this requirement.
  • Satisfy the technical training and/or experience requirements.
  • Understand the Electricity at Work Regulations, current edition of BS 7671, and the Codes of Practice and guidance documents relevant to the range of electrical work undertaken.
  • Undertand the inspection, testing, verification, certification and reporting procedures for the range of electrical work undertaken. 
For more information regarding roles and responsibilities read our PDH and QS Guide 

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