Electrician’s Forums

by Steve on April 23, 2009

Electrician’s Forums

Forums can be a very useful resource to help you find solutions to the everyday problems you will come accross as an electrician. There are several Forums for Electricians in the UK and I would highly recommend that you register with all them and visit regularly to use their vast knowledge base. 

These are the most popular forums used by electricians. Please let me know of any others you come accross and I’d be interested in your comments. Some of the forums now have Apps so you can access the sites from a mobile device.

1  Talk. Electrician Forum      2   The Electrcians Forums   3   The IET Forum  4  Electrical Forum

The forums have discussions on everything relevant to UK electricians from Wiring Regulations to Van Insurance, from Solar PV to Tools and Training and Testing Equipment. There are also sub-forums and opportunities to discuss non electrical related  items.


Finding information
To find information on a specific topic simply use the site search tool and start to explore the vast amount of electrical forum threads. By searching for relevant keywords you will usually discover that someone has already started a thread on your chosen subject.

Get Advice
The forums receive hundreds if not thousands of visitors every day. The site administrators are always at hand to moderate comments and when you need advice there is nearly always someone willing to help.
When you want to submit your questions or views you can either reply to a thread in the relevant category or start a new ‘thread’ of your own. Your new thread will then be put at the top of a list of recent posts and it shouldn’t be long before you receive a reply.

Make Contacts and Find Work
If you are looking for a job you can check out the Jobs sections to make contact with forum members offering work. It’s a good place to get a feel for the electrician’s job market and to find out about different areas of electrical work.  There are normally plenty of electricians looking for jobs and often work offers will be featured in the threads and ‘sticky’ posts section at the top of each page.

Whether you are looking for a job or offering work, you can start a new forum thread and give your own details. New members are always very welcome.

 Don’t forget to let them know that who sent you!  You can copy and paste this link after your forum comments: Electricians Get Connected at https://www.electriciansblog.co.uk/

Electrician’s Blog.co.uk

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old_spark June 20, 2018 at 22:17

The testing jobs are fast drying out. There is no more demand in the city and a spark can’t really make a leaving relying on housing assoc. occupied properties.
What happened to the compulsory periodic testing? Are they doing that no more?!!
What happened to new apartments and other testing work?
There use to be plenty of demand but now all that seam to be gone for good. Why?
Only few days ago there was an electrical fire/battery exploded at one of the London tube stations. The building are put at potential risks of fire if such essential tests are being sidetracked in order to save money but i fear that that is now happening; I been scanning the job searching sites for a long time now but there are no testing jobs! Worrying times for sparks. Please give us a thought on this if met similar experience. thanks

Matthew Clements October 27, 2014 at 10:55

Virtually every building in the UK needs to upgrade their systems to minimise energy consumption. This requires the skills, amongst others, of electrical contractors for installation of a range of solutions, including electric radiators, convector heaters, towel rails and energy efficient heaters, amongst others.

The role of smaller suppliers should not be overlooked. These are more often than not willing to collaborate on securing contracts and tailor their offering for bespoke contracts.

Find out more here: http://www.heatingdirect.co/aboutus.asp

Eleftherios Papastergiou April 17, 2013 at 16:22

Hello. can anybody help me please?
I just passed the cscs test for health,safety and environment.I’m a qualified electrical engineer.Do anyone knows which card should i get?Which is the most common cscs card should an electrician have?
Thanks in advance,

Hi, you can find info on the CSCS and ECS ID Cards for electricians here- http://www.electriciansblog.co.uk/2012/11/ecs-id-card-for-electricians/

sparks230 May 21, 2012 at 18:51

The company I work for want me to carry out electrical condition reports on all its propertys is this not a conflict of interest as they dont want to spend money on remedials to upgrade the installations and I will signing certificates making me responsible.

Reply- Certainly sounds like they are trying to pull a fast one. You need to be qualified to do the EICRs job properly. Remember, t’s your name that will be on the certificates!

Editor April 22, 2012 at 14:31

No problem Edward. All the best.

Edward April 21, 2012 at 10:39

Thanks for the links, I visited all three and must say that I have chose to register on the http://www.talk.electricianforum.co.uk one as they seem a lot friendlier and more helpful.

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Jimmy February 3, 2011 at 12:45

I have found a better one…



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