Electrical Work/Gas Installation
The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed below.
The two licensed regulatory bodies for individuals or companies carrying out electrical work in Ireland are the following:
- The Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (www.reci.ie)
- The Electrical Contractors Services and Standards Association of Ireland (www.ecssa.ie)
The Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (www.rgii.ie) 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 either the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (www.reci.ie) or the Electrical Contractors Services and Standards Association of Ireland (www.ecssa.ie).
Further details are available on the above websites. If the company intends to carry out electrical work in a non-domestic setting then they also have the option of registering with either of those two bodies.
Individuals intending to carry out work relating to domestic gas appliances, must, by law, register with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (www.rgii.ie). There is also a company registration option (to facilitate registration of individual employees) and further details are available on the above website.
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.