What to Look For When Choosing an Emergency Electrician

If you have electrical issues that can’t be left to another day, then you have an emergency on your hands, and question is, how do you find a reliable emergency electrician in Glasgow at such short notice?

It may seem daunting, and the temptation is to choose the first person that comes along so you can get the problem sorted sooner rather than later, and that way you can carry on as usual without any health and safety issues.

Choose Your Emergency Electrician Carefully

As you can imagine any electrical work can be very dangerous and there’s enough evidence to suggest that there’s a high percentage of those who have been on the receiving end of life threatening electric shocks. According to the Electrical Safety Council incompetent electrical work has led to nearly 13,000 fires across the UK.

So if you choose an emergency electrician in Glasgow in a rush without giving it thought and consideration, you could find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation, and also cost yourself far more money in the long run than you anticipated. Don’t put your home or your family at risk from an electrical fire or an electrical shock, hire someone who is trained to know exactly what he/she’s doing.

Competency, Experience & Qualifications

You want an emergency electrician in Glasgow who is competent, it might seem perfectly obvious, however, if it’s an emergency you may find you don’t have time to check his credentials or whether he’s appropriately qualified. No matter how big the emergency always make sure you check he’s qualified and has plenty of experience.

What qualifications should you be looking for?

  • Level 3 Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations

  • Level 3 Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671

  • Level 3 Certificate/Code of Practice for in-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

  • City & Guilds in electrical work

  • To have served an Electrical Apprenticeship of a duration of at least 3 to 4 years.

An emergency electrician should adhere to the following:-

  • British Standard wiring regulations and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

  • As well as British Standard BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations

Finding a Qualified Emergency Electrician in Glasgow

If you need an emergency electrician in Glasgow then contact us at GW Electrics, where we have a team of qualified electricians with all relevant qualifications. We all work within the regulations and standards mentioned here, so your home is always in safe hands. For recommended emergency electricians in Glasgow you won’t find better than GW Electrics.