When you take it upon yourself to hire a professional, the first thing that you'll want to make certain of is that that they are the absolute right person for the job. If an electrician is accredited with the proper licenses you can take comfort in the standard of their work and of the level of service that they will then provide you with. Screening for the right person is another story altogether however. Global Development takes all of the guess work and trial and error factors out of this process for you. We do extensive background checks into each and every one of our trade professionals and have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to unprofessional behavior.
A hugely important issue for homeowners is ensuring that their electrician complies with all building regulations. Having the right documents is just the tip of the iceberg. At minimum, the right document should guarantee the work of a professional and provide you with a place to turn if you're unhappy about the service provided. This is generally a great deal of comfort for most clients. Some require more however, and that's what we offer. We fully screen each of our employees and verify every reference on paper (and more importantly the references that aren't). Due diligence is vitally important when allowing a professional to potentially enter your home.
There are also guarantees that come from working with an approved electrician. When choosing an electrician, it comes down to a few main factors:
- Safety, and
There are clear and obvious dangers involved when working with electrics. Utilizing the skills of a professional in this case is absolutely paramount and it is not recommended to carry out any kind of electrical works unless you are a trained professional already. This not only ensures that you are kept safe but it also ensures that the safety of your home and the others in it is not compromised.
For those who own a business, you'll already know that a loss of power can create a risk of losing clients and business, which ultimately means a loss in money. This is the greatest benefit of hiring a local contractor to handle your needs which vastly outstrips the cost of screening for a solo professional.
The Tech Specs
It's important to note that the "Competency Standards" in the UK are defined by the Sector Skills council Summit Skills. Electrical competence is required in order to practice as an electrician and the electrical industry is one of the few that fortunately require a trade test to be passed prior to being fully qualified. Electricians can go the extra mile and demonstrate further competence by studying qualifications in Design and Verification of Electrical Installations or in the Test and Inspection of Electrical Installations. Organizations such as the Electrical Safety Council are diligently working to educate the public not to use electricians who are not fully qualified and competent. As a final note, be certain to check the 'ElectricSafe' register to ensure an Electrician has been deemed competent.
Feel free to Contact Us directly if you would like to discuss upgrading your home. We know this can be an exciting step for you so will handle your needs and concerns with the same care that we would handle our own.