From the 1st of October 2013 only a Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) can carry out most electrical work in your home.

Registration under Safe Electric means the contractor is registered and insured.

The contractor must issue you with a certificate to show the work is of an approved standard.

RECI (Registered Electrical Contractors of Ireland)

Ashtown Electrical Services are members of RECI, the Electrical Safety Supervisory Body appointed by the Commission for Energy Regulation. RECI's overall function is the regulation of the activities of electrical contractors with respect to safety and the requirements of the Criteria Document as set up by the Commission of Energy Regulation (Commission).

RECI's core activities are:

  • Processing of applications and registration of electrical contractors, and publication of the register
  • Monitoring, Inspection and Audit of electrical contractors
  • Investigation of complaints received and the disciplining of electrical contractors registered with RECI;
  • Inspection of works of Third Parties;
  • Management of the distribution, sale, recording, control and the validation of Certificates;
  • Public and industry awareness activities;
  • Interaction and co-ordination of activities with other Bodies and such other agencies, bodies, committees and Government Departments as the Commission may direct from time to time;
  • Maintaining records of, and reporting on, the activities of RECI;
  • The operation, and use, of the Brand in accordance with the requirements specified by the Commission.

Safe Electric

A Bright Idea

On 21st October 2008, the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) appointed the Electrical Contractors Safety & Standards Association (Ireland) Ltd (ECSSAI) and the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland Ltd (RECI) as the new electrical safety supervisory bodies (SSBs). These SSBs are now responsible for regulating the activities of Registered Electrical Contractors (RECs).
Switched On to Standards

Ashtown Electrical Services operate to all the relevant national standard and technical rules. This includes inspection of our work on an ongoing basis. The SSBs will also hold a register of all registered contractors, covering electricians and some electrical engineers.


Switched On to Safety

The Electrical Regulatory Safety Scheme ensures that all electrical installations are carried out by competent electrical contractors.

That’s why you should only use a Registered Electrical Contractor and always get a Completion Certificate. 

The Power Behind Electrical Safety

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is the independent body responsible for overseeing the liberalisation of Ireland’s energy sector. To find out more about who we are and what we do, please visit


Electrical Completion Certificate

Every time an electrical contractor completes a new electrical installation, extension, or modification to an existing installation he/she is obliged to test and certify that the installation complies with current standards. These standards are set by the ETCI (Electro Technical Council of Ireland).

Every customer of Instant Electrical Systems will receive a copy of an Electrical Completion Certificate whenever electrical work is completed.