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Spaldwick Electrical is Recruiting

Spaldwick Electrical is a premium domestic and light commercial electrical installation and maintenance company based in Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire.

We take pride in providing a quality, honest and personal experience for our customers. Due to a continued increase in workload and desire to keep customer waiting times low we are expanding further;We have two positions currently available on the team and are accepting applications now.

Apprentice Position

We are looking for an experienced apprentice who is in the later stages of their learning. You must have a clean driving licence and access to your own transport. You must be willing to learn and push your standards to the very highest in the industry.

In return we will support you in your studies, helping you gain the experience to take your electrical skills to the next level. You will work across a diverse portfolio of projects in both a domestic and light commercial environment.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter explaining your experience to date to hr@spaldwickelectrical.co.uk, and what you will bring to the Spaldwick Electrical team.

The closing date for applications for this position is the 21st February.

Qualified Electrician PAYE

We are looking for a qualified electrician with experience in the domestic environment, you must have a clean driving licence and your own transport (a works van will be made available after your probationary period). You will have the current 18th edition C&G as a minimum and ideally other relevant electrical qualifications.

This position could suit a newly qualified electrician from college taking the next step in their career or an adult learner changing career direction having completed an accelerated learning course.

In return you will be working for a premium company with a fantastic reputation, whilst increasing your experience across the full range of domestic electrical installations.

This is a full time salaried position, salary commensurate with experience.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to sparky@spaldwickelectrical.co.uk explaining your experience to date, and what you will bring to the team at Spaldwick Electrical.

The closing date for applications for this position is the 21st February.

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Mandatory Electrical Safety checks in the Private Rented Sector

Landords could be fined up to £30,000 for non compliace

Spaldwick Electrical is fully authorised to complete Landlords Electrical Safety Checks (EICR – Electrical Inspection Condition Report).

New Regulations are coming into force for new tenancies from the 1st July 2020 and for any existing tenancies from 1st April 2021, as they have now been debated in the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

Despite the challenging times we find ourselves in, with much uncertainty and extreme social distancing measures in place due to Covid-19, the Government has issued Guidance which makes it clear that landlords are still required to ensure the electrical safety of their properties. However, the Government acknowledge the restrictions placed on them under the current situation, and on compliance states:

“If a landlord can show they have taken all reasonable steps to comply with their duty under the regulations, they are not in breach of the duty. … A landlord could show reasonable steps by keeping copies of all communications they have had with their tenants and with electricians as they tried to arrange the work, including any replies they have had. Landlords may also want to provide other evidence they have that the installation is in a good condition while they attempt to arrange works.”

The new Regulations require private landlords to ensure their properties are subject to electrical inspection and testing, resulting in a satisfactory report, by a qualified, competent person at intervals not exceeding 5 years. Local Authorities will be responsible for enforcing the new Regulations and can impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000, if they find a landlord is in breach of their duty. Local Authorities also have the power to arrange remedial work to be carried out, with consent from the tenant, if the landlord fails to comply with the remedial notice and then recover the costs from the landlord. The powers that have been given to Local Authorities to enable effective enforcement are strong and show the Government’s commitment to supporting these Regulati0ns. We appreciate that many Local Authorities are under resource pressure, but the ability to impose fines of up to £30,000, which can be retained by the Local Authority to support their enforcement activity will be a great support for them.

The full post is available on the NAPIT (National Ascociation of Inspectors and Testers) Website Here.

Jason Pope

Spaldwick Electrical

07446 965 998