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Who are you with?

  1. NICEIC (DI)

    180 vote(s)
    11.0%
  2. NICEIC (AC)

    292 vote(s)
    17.9%
  3. NAPIT

    174 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. ELECSA

    149 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. STROMA

    100 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. None

    715 vote(s)
    43.8%
  7. ECA

    65 vote(s)
    4.0%
  8. BSI

    14 vote(s)
    0.9%
  9. Benchmark

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
  10. Select

    25 vote(s)
    1.5%
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  1. Sintra
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    Sintra The Innkeeper Staff Member

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    Belfast/London
    Well guys and girls, let's see who you are registered with.
     
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  2. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kingston upon Hull
    Stroma, having moved from Elecsa after they got assimilated into the borg.
     
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  3. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
  4. GMES
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    GMES Chief Gorilla Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    vote cast
     
  5. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
  6. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Very true Midwest.
    Hopefully more will vote this time as it would be interesting to get a good picture of who is with who.
     
  7. happysteve
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    happysteve Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Business Name:
    Dovecote Electrical
    I clicked "none" because there was no option for "my wife's"... :innocent:
     
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  8. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Business Name:
    Telectrix
    i'm stuck with this old worn out body that i've has for nearly 70 years. it was OK for a good few years, but like all tools, wear and tear takes it's toll. first the back and knees, then everything else going down the pan. can't even manage 100 press-ups without a fag and beer break these days.
     
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  9. tomspark93
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    tomspark93 Electrician's Arms

  10. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kent
    I'm NICEIC (AC) and also ECA, there isn't an option for ECA though. Also there is no options for BSI or Benchmark.
     
  11. GMES
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    GMES Chief Gorilla Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Lee you need to get to specsavers.
     
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  12. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kent
    HAHA you just added them I swear......unless I'm tripping lol:eek:
     
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  13. GMES
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    GMES Chief Gorilla Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Would I do an under handed thing like that Lee just to make you look daft :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  14. 7029 dave
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    7029 dave Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    bedfordshire
    I can't really vote, because not at it anymore, BUT if metering was no more and had to go back to it. Probably nobody.
     
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  15. Spoon
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    Spoon Trusted Advisor

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    Lancashire
    Considering there are just over 57 thousand registered members you would have thought that threads like this one would have more results. Maybe most people just can't be arsed voting....
     
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  16. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Northants
    wheres 'bodgit and scarper'? their should be a few registered to that brigade
     
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  17. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kingston upon Hull
    Within the ranks of any of the above organisations.
     
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  18. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Steady on now lol
     
  19. ED17
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    ED17 Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    North West
    We're NICEIC (AC).

    Nearly as good as Trustatrader.com
     
  20. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Is that a joke lol
     
  21. mjb
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    mjb New EF Member

    Location:
    Huthwaite
    Business Name:
    MJB Electric Ltd
    NICEIC
     
  22. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    I hit none. Mostly retired now, but was with NAPIT. Would still be with them if they had kept their "Just 8" scheme and Part P hadn't been so diluted.
    Still doing a bit, but avoid large notifiable stuff. I know the local LABC guys and they'll accept a cert from me anyway.:wink:
     
  23. Slowhand
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    Slowhand Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    I'm with Stroma, they tend to want to uphold rules and regulations rather than create them.
    Niceic is not a governing body despite what they would have the world believe.
     
  24. sam400
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    sam400 Regular EF Member

    Location:
    sussex
    Someone asked me if I was registered with checkatrade the other day, when I said no I don't advertise they said it isn't advertising it's too prove you have been checked out.
    When I said I am on the competent persons register and I am inspected annually by the Niceic they just looked at me blank! Lol
     
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  25. darkwood
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    darkwood For it is a human number, its number is 666 Staff Member Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    This is the big problem, the Electrical industry is baffling even to us so when the customer is bombarded with advice from several bodies and websites trying to ensure you use there services then this what happens, I was asked if I was part P once to work in a factory on the machinery, I chuckled and explained, we need 1 non profit body to look over everyone like it used to be with the NICEIC before it turned into a profit based scheme provider.
     
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  26. Slowhand
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    Slowhand Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    I had a Stroma assessment a couple of weeks ago.
    The guy who did the assessment was from an independent company.
    He told me NICIEC were trying to take over NAPPIT at the moment.
    He also told me NICIEC don't pay tax as they are a registered charity.
     
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  27. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Well those got added but it seemed pointless looking back now lol not a single vote between them!
     
  28. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kent
    ECA has two votes.
     
  29. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Location:
    Northampton
    None, never have been
     
  30. jeremy
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    jeremy Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Hayling Island
    Not personally registered, but contracting for NICEIC Approved Contractor
     
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  31. PeakSteve
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    PeakSteve New EF Member

    With "Which? Trusted Traders" jumping on the bandwagon - claiming to represent "the best" - when they actually represent only anyone who will pay them money, and relying on the public (mis)perception that they are an independent champion of the people - it's a bit like them saying: "pay-up or we'll break yer legs!!!"
    Parasites - the lot of them!
     
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  32. chronyx
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    chronyx Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    NAPIT

    Can't stand the NICEIC
     
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  33. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Have any of you shifted from one to another and if so why?
     
  34. Addlight
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    Addlight Regular EF Member

    Location:
    near Reading
    With NICEIC (d) since starting, but seriously thinking of switching to Stroma for the next year. I would have done it this year but the assessment crept up on me - again - so I'm with it for another year. Reason to move is partly to save a couple of £'00 a year, but also p*****d off the unnecessary marketing to its members - which they charge us for. And don't get me started on the prices in their online 'shop' ...
     
  35. keniff
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    keniff Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    east sussex
    i was with elecsa but I'm looking to join stroma now as have heard good things, anybody with them now had good experiences with them?
     
  36. Colin33
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    Colin33 Regular EF Member

    I'm with none. Never have been. Part P happened shortly after I spent thousands on training courses to get qualified. Really P*ssed me off! However, LBC are happy with my certs so who needs it? Got more work than I need and don't need a sticker for my van :)
     
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  37. overskilled
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    overskilled Trusted Advisor

    None, never was and won't be now as I jacked it in, in 2014 to look after the wife (and partly as there were too many contractors looking for too little work and it was a rapid race to the bottom, spent more time quoting fruitlessly and dealing with dingbats wanting everything yesterday for free than working)

    Last 2 months though the house phone has been ringing every other day / everyday (try getting people to delist your number...near blooming impossible) with someone chasing a sparky. Seems more than a few have went back on the books, some others have got rumbled and probably work that was getting put off now needs done, not to mention landlords wanting to get stuff sorted for sale/tenant changeovers.

    Will I go back to it...tempted but...going back to it, means grief from DWP (in terms of form filling for Carers Allowance) and a load of paperwork I don't want to get back into, not to mention chasing payments / muppets wanting to haggle the price down on completion / Public Sector parasites who consider any business "crooked" etc.

    Methinks I'll stay as a carer...unless the phone starts ringing every other minute...then I might pick up the tools again...
     
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  38. HandySparks
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    HandySparks Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Business Name:
    Neish Electrical Services
    Changed from Elecsa to Stroma at end of last year. No problems.

    Just applied to renew. I've only done about 10 notifiable jobs in the last year. It's only just worth staying registered since they reduced the scope of notifiable work.
     
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  39. Worcester
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    Worcester Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    We're registered with NICEIC as AC and DI and also with NAPIT, so that'll skew the votes :)
     
  40. Hickmanb1
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    Hickmanb1 New EF Member

    I still refuse to join a governing body. In my opinion it proves little to nothing about the quality and consistency of your work, they just want your money.
    Too many so called tradesmen have got the badge on the van but are barely electricians. I let my work do the talking.
     
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  41. Wyatthaplo
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    Wyatthaplo New EF Member

    None now im mainly a security engineer now and current company dont have any electrical registration.
     
  42. pyrotenax
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    pyrotenax New EF Member

    NICEIC (AC)
     
  43. David M
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    David M I'm often blinded by simplicity Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Was with NIC for years, jacked it in a couple years back, now just applied with Stroma and waiting for my assessment.
     
  44. BernardStaunton
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    BernardStaunton New EF Member

    I voted none, mainly because I have been living and working in Spain for the last 14 years and probably should not even be on this forum.
    Very few of those bodies ring any bells with me so I assume that they have appeared during those 14 years.
    Do enjoy keeping up with things back there though while working with very different installations down here.
     
  45. Robospark
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    Robospark EF Member

    I spend half my time putting right "registered sparks" work. I carry out commercial work and was registered with the NICEIC for ten years. On the commercial side I have never been asked for "who am I with" NEVER!
    They want to see C&G certs, insurances, access equipment cards and all the H&S stuff. To be frank I was sick of paying for that corruptible gravy train. You know! they show the inspector the only three jobs they have got anywhere near right and hide the bodging rest.
     
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