Definitions: Why am I no longer competent?

Competent person

A person who possesses sufficient technical knowledge, relevant practical skills and experience for the nature of the electrical work undertaken and is able at all times to prevent danger and, where appropriate, injury to him/herself and others.

Competent person

Removed

The definition of Competent person no longer applies. Instead new definitions are introduced which more accurately define the nature of skills and competency.

Skilled person

A person with technical knowledge or sufficient experience to enable him/ or her to avoid dangers hazards which electricity may create.

Instructed person (electrically)

A Person adequately advised or supervised by skilled persons to enable him/ or her to perceive risks and to avoid dangers which electricity may create.

Ordinary person

A person who is neither a skilled person nor an instructed person.

Skilled person (electrically)

Person who possesses, as appropriate to the nature of the electrical work to be undertaken, adequate education, training and practical skills, and who is able to perceive risks and avoid hazards which electricity can create.

Instructed person (electrically)

Person adequately advised or supervised by a skilled person (as defined) to enable that person to perceive risks and to avoid hazards which electricity can create..

Ordinary person

Person who is neither a skilled person nor an instructed person.

Example: 134.1.1

Good workmanship by competent persons or persons under their supervision and proper materials shall be used in the erection of the electrical installation.  Electrical equipment shall be installed in accordance with the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the equipment.

134.1.1

Good workmanship by skilled or instructed persons and proper materials shall be used in the erection of the electrical installation. The installation of electrical equipment shall take account of manufacturers’ instructions.