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Old 03-03-09, 12:00 PM
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Electrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work?

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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 03-04-09, 08:17 AM
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Not sure where you are located but in the US any homeowner, regardless of training, may legally perform electrical work on their own property. This doesn't alter the requirement to obtain permits and pass inspections.
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This seems to have very little relation to Electric Bicycles.

For e-bikes, i don't think there's any kind of legal requirement for training/certification in electricity or engineering at all.
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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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