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The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed below.

Competent AuthorityRegistration procedures for electrical work/ gas installation 
Providing Cross Border Services as an electrical contractor/gas installerContact Details

Competent Authority

Electrical work 

The two licensed regulatory bodies for individuals or companies carrying out electrical work in Ireland are the following:

  • The Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (www.reci.ie
  • The Electrical Contractors Services and Standards Association of Ireland (www.ecssa.ie)

Gas installation

The Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (www.rgii.ie) is the licensed regulatory body for individuals or companies carrying out work in gas installation in Ireland.

Registration procedures for electrical work/ gas installation

Electrical work 

If an individual or company intends to carry out electrical work in a domestic setting, they must, by law, register with either the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (www.reci.ie) or the Electrical Contractors Services and Standards Association of Ireland (www.ecssa.ie).

Further details are available on the above websites. If the company intends to carry out electrical work in a non-domestic setting then they also have the option of registering with either of those two bodies.

Gas Installation

Individuals intending to carry out work relating to domestic gas appliances, must, by law, register with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (www.rgii.ie). There is also a company registration option (to facilitate registration of individual employees) and further details are available on the above website.

Completing procedures online

The registration process for electrical work/gas installation requires a signature and as such cannot currently be completed online; however the documents can be posted out for the individual to sign. The renewal of registration can be completed via email, etc. Further details are available on the above websites listed above.

Providing Cross Border Services as an electrical contractor/ gas installer

The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed below. 

It is a legal requirement for a gas installer undertaking gas works in respect of domestic type gas fittings (both natural gas and LPG), and for electrical contractors undertaking electrical works in a domestic setting (excluding minor electrical works) to be registered with either the relevant Gas or Electrical Safety Supervisory Body.

As such it does not matter if the installer/contractor is working in the short or long term it is still a legal requirement.

Completing procedures online

The registration process for electrical work/gas installation requires a signature and as such cannot currently be completed online; however the documents can be posted out for the individual to sign. The renewal of registration can be completed via email, etc. Further details are available on the above websites listed above.

Contact details

Please find contact details for the relevant bodies in the links below.

The Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland
The Electrical Contractors Services and Standards Association of Ireland
The Register of Gas Installers of Ireland