NOTICE TO Registered Electrical Contractors – COVID-19

Extension of Public Health Measures to 31st January 2021

Due to the escalating Covid-19 situation which has created a third wave of infections, the Taoiseach Michael Martin announced the re-introduction of movement restrictions and has decided to stop the majority of construction activity, and limit electrical and gas services / repairs work to emergency call-outs only. As a minimum these restrictions will apply until the end of January. There are some exceptions for social housing and critical Government projects.

This will greatly impact the operation of some Registered Electrical Contractors and most will not be able to carry out work for at least the rest of the month of January. Please note that emergency electrical works can still be undertaken. Please ensure that in order to protect your staff and customers, you need to follow all government and HSA guidelines while carrying out this emergency work. 

During the current restrictions Safe Electric have scaled back their Inspection operation and will only be carrying out inspections in emergency situations.

Technical Queries from RECs should be submitted by email to technicalqueries@reci.ie

Please include your Registration Number in the email as this service is for RECs only.

2021 Membership Subscriptions can be paid online at https://www.mycertstatus.ie/safeelectricpayments

Please ensure you have your Registration Number and Invoice number both of which are required to complete the process.

Completion Certificates Sales

The sale and processing of completion certificates, inspection reports and ECC top ups will continue as normal. These can be purchased from the Safe Electric online shop at https://completioncerts.ie/   or using the dedicated hotline at 01 4997923 during office hours.

Completion Certificates Processing

Paper certificates for ESBN connections should be submitted by post or directly to the post box situated at our office. Once the Certificate is received in the office there are currently no delays to the validation process. The status of submitted completion certificates can be checked at https://www.mycertstatus.ie/

The postal address is

Safe Electric
Unit 9,
KCR Industrial Estate,
Ravensdale Park,
Kimmage, Dublin 12.
Eircode: D12 E958

We are currently receiving reports of delays in the postal system, but this is outside the control of Safe Electric. The Electronic Completion Certification (ECC) system will operate as normal. Remember, ECC certificates are validated following submission and any submission errors or omissions, e.g. test values, QC number etc could lead to delays  

Other Services

Applications, complaints and Change of Contractor requests can all be done through the Safe Electric website and will continue to operate as normal. Please visit  https://safeelectric.ie/  and complete the online forms for these services.

Qualified Certifier (QC) Numbers

Extensions will be applied to the expiry date of any QC numbers expiring while the current restrictions are in force. To apply for an extension you can email reciinfo@reci.ie. Please include details or receipts for any courses which may have been cancelled or booked at a future date.

Insurance updates

We understand this is a difficult time for many and we are receiving some queries in relation to insurance cover. It is a requirement under the CRU Criteria Document that each Registered Electrical Contractor (RECs) maintains insurance cover. In order to ensure there are no delays to purchasing or validating completion certificates, 

RECs whose insurance expires during the restriction period need to confirm that the policy has been renewed and provide a completed R44 form. This form should be emailed to insurance@reci.ie  

More Information

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Useful Contact Information for RECs

Name of OrganisationLink to website
Health Service Executivewww.hse.ie
Construction Industry Federationwww.cif.ie
Health & Safety Authoritywww.hsa.ie
Government of Irelandwww.gov.ie
Social Welfare informationwww.gov.ie/social-welfare
Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie
IDA Irelandwww.idaireland.com
Enterprise Irelandwww.enterprise-ireland.com
Health Protection Surveillance Centrewww.hpsc.ie
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control www.ecdc.europa.eu