How can I prove I'm a Spark

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Shandy

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Hi

I'm a returning spark after 7 years at a desk (piles and fat to prove it).

I have left BT after 20 years and am thinking of going self employed, my question is (finally) If a customer asks, how can I prove I'm an electrician, I have JIB electrician cards from 1983, is there no official ID card? I'm guessing I can provide copies of certificates.

Additional -17th Ed - next week, testing - soon.

Whilst I'm here-

Whats the best van - Transit, Vito, Transporter, carry, a n other?

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Shandy

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Not sure you can 'prove' your a spark, but I doubt people will doubt you! Think legally the term has no protection so technically anyone can call themselves one. If you're registered with a suitabletable body why not have some cards printed up with their logo on it?

Vistaprint are good and cheap for business cards

Hope you're not so rusty after 7 years that people are doubting your credentials ;)

There wil be someone along soon who can help you further I'm sure.

As a 'senior member' :^O (lol) may I officially be the first to welcome you to the forum! Guiness Drink :D

 

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Well shandy my man the first thing you did rite was to find this site, all the fellas on here will give you sound advice Part P , 17th ,2391 etc, they have helped me loads in the short period i have been on here.

Iain

 

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HiI'm a returning spark after 7 years at a desk (piles and fat to prove it).

I have left BT after 20 years and am thinking of going self employed, my question is (finally) If a customer asks, how can I prove I'm an electrician, I have JIB electrician cards from 1983, is there no official ID card? I'm guessing I can provide copies of certificates.

Additional -17th Ed - next week, testing - soon.

Whilst I'm here-

Whats the best van - Transit, Vito, Transporter, carry, a n other?

Regards

Shandy

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Hi Shandy

Welcome to the forum

Too much info,,,,i have just had my tea !!!!!

Van ??? depend what type of work you intend to do Dom,Ind,Com

I do domestic and some commercial ,,,Combo is ok for me.

Have a look at this very good

http://www.talk.electricianforum.co.uk/misc.php?do=page&template=Business_Page#

 
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Which I`ve got further material to add to.

Vanwise, as Theo says, it depends on what you want / need. I`ve got a fiat Doblo - 50 mpg 1.9TD, which carries everything I need - dom, comm & ind.

As for "proof"; you need to have 16th and / or 17th editions - I`d suggest 2391 also. See admin`s training threads for more on this.

Oh, and "welcome". DON`T drink all my beerX(

 

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Which I`ve got further material to add to. Vanwise, as Theo says, it depends on what you want / need. I`ve got a fiat Doblo - 50 mpg 1.9TD, which carries everything I need - dom, comm & ind.

As for "proof"; you need to have 16th and / or 17th editions - I`d suggest 2391 also. See admin`s training threads for more on this.

Oh, and "welcome". DON`T drink all my beerX(
anything to do with CIS ??

 

Theorysparky

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As a sole trader if i asked you to sub for me then there is a CIS issue

 

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If you need an accountants view on this i can ask my good lady

I got it in the neck last week,,,working too much with a mate :^O

 

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Welcome back to the trade Shandy & welcome to the best electrical forum in the UK. :)

Part P & 17th as said before, other than that, theres nowt much else you can do to PROVE you are a sparks, just do what you do best & I am sure that any customer that has seen your work will know that you are a true spark. :)

As for the other things you mentioned, may I suggest a pushbike & a gallon of prep H. :)

 
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