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.
I am looking to hear from as many voices as possible on these proposals, both from within the sector and outside.
Responding to the consultation
The consultation will be open until Tuesday 10 November 2020 and I would encourage anyone with a view to respond.
The above is the preferred method of responding. Alternative methods, including by post, are detailed in the consultation document.
Responses to the consultation, which is still ongoing, will be posted below with regular updates as they arrive. It will take some time to process and review each response, so it may take some time to be published.
Responses submitted 'not for publication' will not be posted here, but will be numbered and considered privately alongside the other responses.