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Engaging Licensed Workers
Consumers should engage electrical workers who are licensed by EMA to carry out
Electrical work, whether at home or the office, should be carried out or supervised by a Licensed Electrical Worker. This includes:
Installation, repair or modification of electrical wiring
Addition, extension or replacement of electrical power points, such as socket-outlets, switches or lighting points
Repair or replacement of consumer control units or circuit breakers
The class of Licensed Electrical Workers to engage will depend on the scale of your electrical installation. For example, electrical work in a HDB flat will require the services of an electrician, while larger electrical installations in a food court will require the services of an electrical technician or even an electrical engineer.
Consumers seeking an electrical worker or engineer may search for licensed individuals to carry out the work on the e-Licence Information Services (ELISE) portal. Different types of licensed workers are permitted to perform electrical works of different load and voltage as shown in the table below.
Not exceeding 45kVA
1,000V and below
Licensed Electrical Technician
Not exceeding 150kVA(Design);
Not exceeding 500kVA (Operation)
1,000V and below
Licensed Electrical Engineer
Subject to licence conditions
Things to Look Out For
The most important thing to look out for when engaging a LEW is to check if they have a valid licence. All LEWs are issued with a licence card, which includes a photograph, his name, identity card number and licence number. Do verify the Licensed Electrical Worker’s card before commencing any electrical work.