Approved Electricians must have satisfactorily completed a registered apprenticeship in electrical installation.
They must have had two years’ experience as a graded Electrician immediately prior to application for this grade.
They must have successfully passed the Advanced Competence Assessment (ACA), 1995 apprentice training scheme or an approved eqivalent.
Approved Electricians must possess particular practical, productive and electrical installation skills with adequate technical knowledge, to work on their own proficiency and carry out electrical installation work without detailed supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.
They must have knowledge of the National Working Rules for the Electrical Contracting Industry, relevant statutory regulations and industry codes of practice including specifically The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, The Electricity Safety, Quality & Continuity Regulations 2002 (so far as they deal with consumers’ installation) and BS 7671 (as amended) IET Wiring Regulations.
They must have supervisory knowledge and the abilty to set out jobs from drawings and specifications, and requisition the necessary installation materials.
Responsibility Money for Approved Electricians
Approved Electricians in charge of work who undertake the supervision of other operatives shall be paid 'responsibility money', the amount of which shall be specified by the SJIB.
All operatives applying to be graded or re-graded must be in possession of an ECS Health and Safety Assessment or approved equivalent which is not due to expire within six months.