Electrical Work/Gas Installation
Safe Electric, the statutory regulatory scheme for electrical contractors is operated by the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (RECI) on behalf of the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU).
The Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII) is the licensed regulatory body for individuals or companies carrying out work in gas installation in Ireland.
Registration procedures for electrical work/ gas installation
If an individual or company intends to carry out electrical work in a domestic setting, they must, by law, register with Safe Electric.
To register with Safe Electric you will need to complete the following steps.
- Complete the Application for Registration Form
- Obtain a copy of your nominated Qualified Certifier’s recognised electrical qualifications, – a National Craft Certificate (Electrical) or another suitable award, equivalent to Level 6 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications.
- Provide a copy of your nominated Qualified Certifier’s certification of the successfully completed “Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations” Course (V&C Course). The Certificate is valid for 5 years. (examples can be found here)
- Fully completion of Certificate of Insurance Form, fullfiled, stamped and signed by the insurance company or insurance broker.
- Send all four documents in email to firstname.lastname@example.org (In case of the Application Form please print the form, fill in, sign and scan) or via post to Safe Electric, Unit 9 KCR Ind. Est., Ravensdale Park, Kimmage, Dublin 12.
- Pay the application fee of €75 by credit card over the telephone.
Only full and complete applications will be processed. Safe Electric advise there processing times for applications is 15 working days.
Further information on the registration process is available on Safe Electric, here.
Individuals intending to carry out work relating to domestic gas appliances, must, by law, register with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII). There is also a company registration option (to facilitate registration of individual employees).
Installers seeking registration must hold a Domestic Gas Safety Award (DGS) or, a Gas Safety and a Gas Installer Domestic award or equivalent And a Level 6 advanced craft certificate in Gas Fitting, Plumbing or Refrigeration.
Installers wishing to become registered must complete the Application Form and submit it to RGII together with two passport photos, the current registration fee (€75) and the necessary supporting documentation.
RGII will then review your submission to confirm that all the necessary documentation has been provided. If necessary, RGII staff will contact the applicant to clarify any details or request additional information or documentation. Form G42 (Application Evaluation and Decision on Registration for Gas Installers) is used for this purpose.
RGII aim to acknowledge all applications in writing in 5 working days. RGII undertake to review and process all applications in a further 2 weeks.
An applicant is entitled to appeal within 30 days of receiving a negative decision from RGII.
Application Procedure - official document of the RGII.
Application Form - Individual registration
Application Form - Company registration
Providing Cross Border Services as an electrical contractor/ gas installer
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 can now be completed via email, applicants are required to print and sign the document and send a digital copy of the signed document to the competent authority. The renewal of registration can also be completed via email. Further details are available on the above websites listed above.
Please find contact details for the relevant bodies in the links below.
• The Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (Safe Electric)
Telephone: +353 1 492 9966
Telephone: +353 1 499 7998
The above is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed.