Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (245)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

245. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a qualification (details supplied) is not sufficient to allow a contractor to register with the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (RECI); and the qualifications that are recognised by the RECI. [9562/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Decisions on the recognition of qualifications for access to the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (RECI) is a matter for the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU).

The CRU is an independent regulator and was assigned responsibility for the regulation of the Irish electricity sector following the enactment of the Electricity Regulation Act, 1999 and subsequent amending legislation.  Section 4 of the Energy Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2006 provided CER with responsibility for the regulation of electrical contractors with regard to safety.

The Minister for Education and Skills has no role in this process.