This is a question that us electricians ask ourselves on almost a daily basis. Perhaps Spencer Henry, a professional, fully qualified and time served electrician from Coventry, can explain more? Below is Spencer's take on the subject:
Electricians and the Competent Person Schemes
You may or may not have heard of them but in the electrical world they prove to be a big problem, and they are the competent person schemes. They exist to extort money from hard working electricians for little more than brand names that half the country hasn’t even heard of.