How to find a good electrician

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How to find a good electrician

Good electricians are not that hard to find if you know where to look.  Here is a quick and simple guide to help you on your way.

When looking for an electrician, recommendation is always the best route.  If you are on facebook or twitterfacebook groups or ask your friends if they have used one recently and were happy with the service.  Maybe a local builder has an electrician they frequently use?

To find an electrician registered with one of the government-approved schemes to carry out any electrical installation, click here.

To find a local electrician in your area to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report on your property, click here.

You can also

England and Wales:

Search the Registered Competent Person Electrical Register here.


Search the Certification Register here.

Please note legal requirements differ for England/Wales and Scotland:

Click here for legal requirements in England and Wales.

Click here for legal requirements in Scotland.

To further guidance click here and select the relevant country.

Guidance is also available from Electrical Safety First.


  1. You made a good point that recommendation is one of the best ways to find a good electrician because the satisfaction of past customers is testaments to their work. I’ve always wanted to have more electrical outlets in my kitchen since I use quite a lot of appliances when I’m cooking such as microwave, food processors, and a mixer. Getting to use them simultaneously without the need to plug and unplug multiple times would be very convenient.


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