Electrical contractor safety rule reviewed

The CER has published a Consultation Paper on the Regulation of Electrical Contractors with respect to Safety from 2016.

The Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 confers on the CER the power to regulate electrical contractors with respect to safety.
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It further grants the CER authority to designate a one or more Bodies to carry out this function on a day-to-day basis. In 2009, the CER designated Electrical Contractors Safety and Standards Association (ECSSAI) and Registered Electrical Contractors of Ireland (RECI) as the Bodies to regulate electrical contractors on a day-to-day basis for a period of seven years. As that term is due to expire in January 2016,  the CER is now taking the opportunity to review the scheme. This consultation poses various questions relating to the scheme as it currently stands in order to seek views on how it may be improved in the future. The observations raised throughout this paper are based upon our experience with the scheme and our interaction with stakeholders to date.
 Comments on this Consultation Paper should be sent to Tara O’Beirne, available at tobeirne@cer.ie, by close of business on Friday, 25th July 2014.