Technician Electricians must have experience as an Approved Electrician for a minimum of three years'.
They must have knowledge of the most economical and effective layout of such installations together with the ability to achieve a high level of productivity in the work they control. In addition they must have exceptional technical skill, ability and experience beyond that expected of an Approved Electrician.
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 and Continuity Regulations 2002 (so far as they deal with consumers' installation) and BS 7671 (as amended) IET Regulations.
Technician Electricians must have completed either:
a) The SQA Tailored Award in Design and Verification of Electrical Installation (BS 7671) within the last 5 years; or
b) An HNC in Electrical Engineering; or
c) An HNC in Contracting Management; or
d) The City & Guilds of London Institute Electrical Installation Work Course' C'; or
e) EAL Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (completed within the last five years) (Code:601/8231/3)
In addition they must complete the following training courses (available from SELECT), approved by the SJIB (within the last 3 years):
- Asbestos Awareness (assessed)
- Ashton Supervisory Management Course (or the approved equivalent ***)
- Managing Health and Safety - An Introduction
- Risk Assessment
- Safe Isolation (assessed)
- Scottish Building Standards (assessed)
*** HNC in Contracting Management and / or Graduate Certificate in Management Practice run by Napier University.
All operatives applying to be graded or up-graded must be in possession of an ECS Health and Safety Assessment or approved equivalent which is not due to expire within six months.