Electricians Bill

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.

Final proposal

Select's Wall of Support in the Scottish Parliament

Due to time constraints, it was not possible to introduce the Bill in the 2016-21 session of the Scottish Parliament. However it is my intention to bring forward a further proposal in the sixth Scottish Parliament, in line with the consultation held in 2020, to allow MSPs to consider the merits of these proposals. 

Consultation

A public consultation on the proposed Bill ran from 18 August to 10 November 2020 and I would like to thank the many interested bodies, businesses, electricians and members of the public who participated.

You can read the full consultation document on the Scottish Parliament's website here

I was pleased with the extraordinary level of support indicated for regulation and protection of title and hope to be able to refine my proposals in detail based on the responses.

You can read my response to the consultation and an analysis of the consultation responses here (PDF)

Consultation responses

The following are responses submitted to the consultation. 

Responses that were submitted 'not for publication' have not been posted here, but have been considered privately. 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.

Attachments

Attachment Size
1 - Tom Miers - ID 146745269.pdf 74.38 KB
2 - Anonymous - ID 146844188.pdf 72.15 KB
3 - David Stebbings - ID 146865170.pdf 72.83 KB
4 - Jim Cooper - Electro Installations (Scotland) Ltd - ID 146867340.pdf 74.48 KB
5 - James Murray - ID 146871263.doc.pdf 73.45 KB
6 - Ryan Johnstone Electrical Contractor - ID 146872423.pdf 136.18 KB
7 - Anonymous - ID 146877329.pdf 132.12 KB
8 - West End Electrical Limited - ID 146889368.pdf 137.04 KB
9 - Derek Howie - ID 146908615.pdf 136.54 KB
10 - Stewart McCardle - ID 146919201.pdf 140.08 KB
11 - Anonymous - ID 147013570.pdf 132.35 KB
12 - abc Electrical - ID 147019307.pdf 139.5 KB
13 - Steven Harper - ID 147027916.pdf 135.6 KB
15 - Gordon Eason Electrical - ID 147118135.pdf 139.41 KB
16 - Anonymous - ID 147239447.pdf 135.75 KB
17 - Peter Young Engineering - ID 147260233.pdf 138.82 KB
18 - JK Electrical, Glasgow - ID 147261799.pdf 138.6 KB
19 - Stuart Whitby - ID 147524058.pdf 141.47 KB
21 - British Approvals for Fire Equipment - ID 147037779.pdf 142.68 KB
22 - Anonymous - ID 148476197.pdf 122.2 KB
23 - Anonymous - ID 148516817.pdf 136.46 KB
24 - Ryan Dempsey FIET - ID 149642229.pdf 78.15 KB
25 - SELECT - ID 149711652.pdf 99.05 KB
25B - Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Scotland.pdf 136.99 KB
26 - Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland - ID 150107628.pdf 96.64 KB
27 - Bruce Dickson - ID 150119719.pdf 87.35 KB
28 - John Smith - ID 150263408.pdf 82.77 KB
32 - Michael Bruce - ID 150419843.pdf 85.81 KB
33 - Douglas Boyce - ID 150424122.pdf 84.76 KB
34 - MME Electrical Service Ltd - ID 150491307.pdf 93.43 KB
35 - NRT Group - ID 150565910.pdf 82.73 KB
36 - Kevin Griffin - ID 150557869.pdf 86.14 KB
37 - Anonymous - ID 150576628_0.pdf 141.49 KB
38 - Paul Swinley - ID 150598821.pdf 82.38 KB
39 - Fiona Thompson - ID 150652772.pdf 87.63 KB
40 - Allan McCabe - ID 150707584.pdf 87.04 KB
41 - Unite the Union - ID 150894622.pdf 108.78 KB
42 - James Harte - ID 150940970.pdf 85.54 KB
43 - Douglas Campbell - ID 150957553.pdf 83.62 KB
44 - Greig McArthur - ID 150957532.pdf 88.18 KB
45 - Eddie Kelly - ID 150961927.pdf 87.04 KB
46 - D Hill - ID 151009647.pdf 82.87 KB
47 - Anonymous - ID 151038036.pdf 85.27 KB
48 - Stenson (Laurencekirk) Ltd - ID 151038666.pdf 83.36 KB
49 - Tony Edmond Electrical Contractor - ID 151039777.pdf 85.04 KB
50 - Anonymous - ID 151040934.pdf 80.67 KB
51 - 1Call Property Maintenance Ltd - ID 151042274.pdf 97.29 KB
52 - Anonymous - ID 151052997.pdf 84 KB
53 - Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) - ID 151045292.pdf 91.66 KB
54 - John Hogg Registered Electrician - ID 151065350.pdf 85.78 KB
55 - Peter Aitken, Oakburn Electrical - ID 151070692.pdf 82.25 KB
56 - David Jones, D.J. Electrical Services - ID 151070912.pdf 82.76 KB
57 - Southside Electrics - ID 151071452.pdf 83.15 KB
58 - M-E-I Systems Ltd - ID 151070613.pdf 82.48 KB
59 - James Mackie - ID 151070633.pdf 87.27 KB
60 - Tritech Security & Electrical Services - ID 151072399.pdf 86.75 KB
61 - Colin Towler, A1 Electrical Services - ID 151076425.pdf 139.13 KB
63 - Anonymous - ID 151083539.pdf 134 KB
64 - Michael Smyth Electrical Services - ID 151081799.pdf 155.86 KB
65 - Iain Woodrow Electrical Contractor - ID 151090506.pdf 136.32 KB
66 - Anonymous - ID 151092124_0.pdf 137.67 KB
67 - Anonymous - ID 151096209.pdf 132.64 KB
68 - Taylor and Fraser Limited - ID 151097573.pdf 135.26 KB
69 - John McNicol & Co. (Electrical Engineers) Ltd - ID 151100608.pdf 139.58 KB
70 - Mark McGachy - ID 151109943.pdf 136.64 KB
71 - Stevie Campbell, Thomas Johnstone Limited - ID 151127042.pdf 85.89 KB
72 - Enterprise Control Engineers Ltd - ID 151139947.pdf 83.07 KB
74 - WMQ Building Services - ID 151153601.pdf 83.83 KB
75 - Calum Watson - ID 151196565.pdf 84.81 KB
76 - A J Robson (Electrical) Ltd - 151206684.pdf 85.77 KB
77 - Anonymous - ID 151243872.pdf 83.66 KB
78 - Aberdeenshire Electrical Services Ltd - ID 151255476.pdf 89.86 KB
79 - Anonymous - ID 151339403.pdf 84.29 KB
81 - Mike Stark - ID 151364725.pdf 84.43 KB
82 - Anonymous - ID 151382508.pdf 85.12 KB
84 - SavvySpaces - ID 151385336.pdf 90.15 KB
85 - Anonymous - ID 151396119.pdf 91.31 KB
86 - Stirling Electrical Services Ltd - ID 151403384.pdf 90.87 KB
87 - Calum Murray - ID 151424123.pdf 83.9 KB
88 - RW Electrical Services - ID 151466385.pdf 87.58 KB
89 - EK Electrik - ID 151505592.pdf 81.52 KB
90 - Stuart McKelvie IEng MIET - ID 151503758.pdf 90.98 KB
91 - The Scottish Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry (SJIB) - ID 151514997.pdf 104.4 KB
92 - Unite the Union - ID 151538055.pdf 108.62 KB
93 - A. McBain - ID 151560054.pdf 85.91 KB
94 - Electro Installations (Scotland) Ltd - ID 151587480.pdf 105.48 KB
95 - Greig Christie - ID 151591010.pdf 85.2 KB
96 - Derek Wilson - ID 151680174.pdf 83.44 KB
97 - Alistair Grant Electrical - ID 151706576.pdf 90.91 KB
98 - Anonymous - ID 151705453.pdf 92.46 KB
99 - ECA (electrotechnical and engineering services body) - ID 151780614.pdf 107.96 KB
100 - Anonymous - ID 151783557.pdf 80.31 KB
101 - Natalie Burke - ID 151806493.pdf 135.85 KB
102 - Lisa Mcnaughton - ID 151815120.pdf 135.37 KB
103 - Neil Sim - ID 151822847.pdf 150.67 KB
104 - Robert Dolan - ID 151824620.pdf 135.54 KB
105 - Charles Quinn - ID 151854467.pdf 136.93 KB
106 - John McGhee - ID 151853981.pdf 138.72 KB
107 - Anonymous - ID 151877736.pdf 135.79 KB
108 - Volta Electrical Contractors - ID 151882265.pdf 138.3 KB
108A - Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.pdf 221.65 KB
109 - Ramsay Leuchars - ID 151881614.pdf 142.39 KB
110 - Iain Scott - ID 151887191.pdf 135.07 KB
111 - Craig Macfarlane - ID 151900914.pdf 139.28 KB
112 - Anonymous - ID 151906570.pdf 137.38 KB
113 - Anonymous - ID 151908021.pdf 133.12 KB
114 - Darren Crockett - ID 151915460.pdf 141.59 KB
115 - Craig Wallace - ID 151927955.pdf 135.52 KB
116 - Steve Roberts - ID 151928114.pdf 135.79 KB
117 - Anonymous - ID 151928308.pdf 133.28 KB
118 - Chris Liddell - ID 151935370.pdf 135.58 KB
120 - Kevin Nicoll - ID 151975728.pdf 136.17 KB
121 - The NAPIT Group - ID 150539935.pdf 155.79 KB
122 - Andy Mcgregor - ID 151980492.pdf 134.66 KB
123 - Keith Thomson - ID 151985848.pdf 134.69 KB
124 - Darren Banks - ID 151986946.pdf 135.92 KB
125 - Jamie Currie - ID 151985751.pdf 139.6 KB
126 - Chris Karpacz - ID 151996704.pdf 135.01 KB
127 - Anonymous - ID 151997736.pdf 131.97 KB
128 - Anonymous - ID 152001005.pdf 138.86 KB
129 - Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation (SNIPEF) - ID 152006565.pdf 144.75 KB
130 - Craig Halcrow - ID 152011995.pdf 135.74 KB
131 - Diane Hales - ID 152011590.pdf 139.47 KB
131A - Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.pdf 124.67 KB
132 - Anonymous - ID 152015598.pdf 132.48 KB
133 - Seylux - ID 152018929.pdf 134.02 KB
134 - S Wolff - ID 152005254.pdf 136.61 KB
135 - Emma Paterson - ID 152025439.pdf 138.85 KB
136 - Anonymous - ID 152045902.pdf 137.13 KB
137 - Mark Farquharson - ID 152055368.pdf 135.48 KB
137A - Electrical Safety First.pdf 277.15 KB
138 - Certsure - ID 152116044_0.pdf 237.27 KB