On 18 August 2020 I lodged a public consultation on a proposed Electricians (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament. Every year, electrical faults cause accidents, shocks, fires and even, in the most extreme cases, death in domestic premises. Ensuring that electrical installations are carried out by properly qualified, experienced and competent electricians is essential to make sure that people are safe in their own homes.There are thousands of electricians across Scotland, carrying out professional work to high standards and improving the safety of people’s homes. However, the cases of poor quality work have potentially dangerous consequences and present a problem for wider society.
My proposed Member's Bill would aim to provide for the protection of title and registration of electricians in Scotland, ensuring that a person who called themselves an 'electrician' was appropriately qualified and registered.
Responding to the consultation
The consultation closed on Tuesday 10 November 2020.
Thank you to all who participated.
Responses to the consultation are posted below and are currently being reviewed ahead of a summary being published.
Responses that were submitted 'not for publication' have not been posted here, but have been numbered and will be considered privately alongside other responses. In line with guidance from the Scottish Parliament's Non-Government Bills Unit, redactions may have been made to remove contact details, any identifying information in anonymous responses, certain information relating to third parties and any content that is potentially defamatory, obscene or offensive.