The industry body said protection of title would ‘significantly enhance consumer, client and public protection and safety while deterring unqualified individuals’.
SJIB added that a new scheme would bring also economic benefits and assist in the drive for a ‘sustainable skills base’.
The comments were made as part of a set of responses to the consultation on proposals for a Holyrood Member’s Bill on regulation, which closes on November 10.
SJIB secretary Fiona Harper said, “The promotion and utilisation of registered electrical contractors with industry-recognised qualifications would address the scale of poorly installed, defective and unsafe electrical work. The SJIB already administers the ECS [Electrotechnical Certification Scheme] which accommodates and recognises the diverse array of electricians operating within the electrotechnical industry. With some additional safeguards, the SJIB could develop a very robust scheme at little additional cost.”