The Electrical Inspectorate Division, an internal branch of the Ministry of Public Utilities, is responsible for the inspection and certification of electrical works in Trinidad and Tobago. With three locations in North and South Trinidad and Tobago, the Electrical Inspectorate Division is staffed by a team of qualified, experienced electrical professionals. The services provided by the Division include: -

  • Certifying qualified and competent electricians to safeguard the well-being of our people and their property in the eventuality of fire
  • Maintaining the integrity of wiring systems and their equipment through timely and meticulous electrical inspections
  • Processing applications for inspections of domestic, commercial or industrial electrical installations
  • Inspecting all New Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Installations in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Issuing Certificates of Approval which are mandatory for the connection of an Electricity Supply by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission
  • Inspecting all rewired or altered installations for compliance with established standards of safety
  • Inspecting ‘Disconnected Installations’ for ‘re-connection’ purposes
  • Undertaking routine ‘Condition Inspection’ of installations to determine their continued safety and advises owners/occupiers of defects, if any, to be corrected within a specified timeframe
  • Undertaking annual Inspections of the electrical installation and apparatus in all Public Buildings and places of entertainment
  • Undertaking routine inspections in large industries and high-risk areas and advises Owner/occupiers of defects, if any, that need to be corrected within a specific timeframe
  • Inspecting High Voltage Installations
  • Commissioning new Installations including large industrial plants
  • Undertaking maintenance testing (at stipulated intervals)
  • Responding to owners, electricians, contractors and other members of the public upon their requests for information that impact upon the inspection of their electrical installation
  • Participating in the work of the Electrical Codes Committee (Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago and the National Training Agency)
  • Interfacing with the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission as regards defects/problems associated with electrical systems/installations
  • Educating private and public institutions as regards electrical safety and training
  • Visiting scenes of fires upon requests from the Police; the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission, Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services or Insurance Companies and carry out investigations with the intent of determining if the fire was due to an electrical fault
  • Attending court proceeding that may arise from an official investigation, when summoned to give evidence
  • Investigating incidents/accidents resulting in loss of life or grievous hurt to any person that occurred in connection with electrical installations or plant or apparatus and submit findings to the nearest Magistrate
  • Determining/reviewing codes, regulations and standards that are adhered to in the inspection of installations
  • Evaluating the qualifications, competence and experience of applicants for the grant of Wireman’s License
  • Reviewing/Evaluating the performance/conduct of Wiremen and renewing their Licenses as appropriate
  • Administering the grant of Projectionists (Cinema Operators) Licenses to competent candidates and renews same
  • Interfacing with the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission regarding defects/problems associated with electrical systems/installations
  • Interfacing with Importers, Distributors and Manufacturers as regards the design, application and acceptable standard of electrical products

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