Safe Electric is an Electrical Safety Supervisory Body (ESSB) regulating electrical contractors with respect to safety on behalf of the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER).
Note: A minimum charge of €350 will apply for a Change of Contractor Inspection.
Procedure for Change of Contractor
Only electrical contractors who are registered with Safe Electric (i.e. RECs) have the right to issue a Certificate. Furthermore, a REC may only issue a Certificate for Controlled Works they have carried out and /or for which they have been responsible.
This procedure is to facilitate the situation where a Customer requires a change of contractor to complete and/or certify Controlled Works, which was partially or totally carried out by a different contractor.
The situation can arise for various reasons:
- Workload pressure on the first contractor, business difficulties, loss of staff, illness, etc.
- A dispute where the electrical contractor refuses to complete the work or issue a Certificate thereby frustrating a connection to the network or
the use of the installation;
The objective of this procedure is to enable a REC to be authorised to carry out Controlled Works, where the original contractor is unable to do so, thus ensuring that the Customer will receive a Certificate and can be connected/reconnected to the electricity distribution system if required.
Note: For the avoidance of doubt, Safe Electric, when approving a Change of Contractor request(s), shall not take into consideration when assessing the eligibility criteria of the REC, any alleged commercial dispute(s) (which may include, by way of example, a dispute regarding payment for services rendered) between the customer and a REC as a basis for not approving a Change of Contractor request.
2. The Procedure
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