What questions should I ask an electrician?

Getting any tradesman in can be daunting, especially when there is technical jargon involved. The good news is there is trusted advice that you can follow:

  • Be clear about the work you want done and obtain at least three written quotations
  • We recommend that you prepare a written summary of the work required which will establish a clear understanding of what you want done and helps you prepare quotes on a like for like basis
  • Check that the electrician is registered with a government-approved competent person scheme like the NICEIC. To find a registered contractor use our Find Contractors search facility
  • Ask for customer references and check the electrician has public liability insurance of at least £2 million
  • For further advice about securing the services of electricians, go to the Electrical Safety First website