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Old 03-03-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Have been reading in some other posts and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 that Electrical Engineers are able to carry out household electrical works? IS this true or have I misread the info? Also if this is the case, ie that electrical work can be carried out by an engineer, how does one get a cert of compliance.

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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All electrical work needs a permit. (including changing a lightbulb, technically)

A homeowner can obtain permits for doing work himself on his own home.

Anybody else needs to have an E1 to obtain a permit.

So if the Electrical Engineer is working on his own home or has an E1, they can do household electircal work.

(somebody correct me if i'm wrong)
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All electrical work needs a permit. (including changing a lightbulb, technically)

A homeowner can obtain permits for doing work himself on his own home.

Anybody else needs to have an E1 to obtain a permit.

So if the Electrical Engineer is working on his own home or has an E1, they can do household electircal work.

(somebody correct me if i'm wrong)


What he said, but keep in mind local rules apply. You should just contact your local inspector and ask him. Shuch as, In my county any job under $100 does not have to have a permit drawn.

Also, this is a radio control car/truck forum, so you may get better answers some where else!!
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The short answer is NO.

The system is setup as a very closed shop and doesn't seem to allow for any exemptions for professionally qualified engineers - effectively, the only way to obtain a licence is via an apprenticeship.

In my view, the system is well overdue for an overhaul.
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I am a EE and I'm not allowed to do electrical work without being licensed like anyone else.
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The short answer is NO.

The system is setup as a very closed shop and doesn't seem to allow for any exemptions for professionally qualified engineers - effectively, the only way to obtain a licence is via an apprenticeship.

In my view, the system is well overdue for an overhaul.
The failure is that a company just needs to have a licensed electrician on staff, the guys actually doing the work are rarely licensed themselves. It's the same with plumbing and other general contracting type roles.
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I'm an electrical engineer. Doesn't do much for home wiring permissions.
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