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Electrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work?

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Old 03-04-2009, 04:19 AM
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hi,m
Have been reading in some other posts and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 that Electrical Engineers are able to carry out household electrical works? IS this true or have I misread the info? Also if this is the case, ie that electrical work can be carried out by an engineer, how does one get a cert of compliance.

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Old 03-05-2009, 02:46 PM
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The short answer is NO.

The system is setup as a very closed shop and doesn't seem to allow for any exemptions for professionally qualified engineers - effectively, the only way to obtain a licence is via an apprenticeship.

In my view, the system is well overdue for an overhaul.
 
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:07 PM
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My experience has been that anyone can replace an electrical component with a similar one. For example, you can replace a light bulb or a ceiling fan. Beyond that, as long as you comply with the local building code, you can do whatever you want. I ran a 50 amp service from my basement to my garage and wired the entire garage. I got a permit and the building inspector was pleased.
 
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