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Keith Williams

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Keith Williams

I resigned from my job with Scottish Power last year,I was being investigated for gross misconduct. Is Scottish Power within their rights to stop me from being authorised to work for an ICP?

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Sharpend

Who or what is icp? 

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misssweden

Independent Connection Provider

4 hours ago, Keith Williams said:

I resigned from my job with Scottish Power last year,I was being investigated for gross misconduct. Is Scottish Power within their rights to stop me from being authorised to work for an ICP?

 

I think they can refuse your authorisation. 

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binky

 it sounds like you had 2 jobs on the go, in which case it is normal to inform your main employer of the secondary employer, especially if there is a potential conflict of interests.

 

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ProDave

What exactly was the gross misconduct accusation?  Just the fact you were doing 2 jobs? or were doing something very wrong in the job with the DNO?

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Andy™

its their network, id expect they can stop you working on it

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Tony S

Without knowing the details of the investigation it’s hard to say if SP are within their rights. But as has been said “it’s their system”.

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Evans Electric

I've never heard of an "Independent Connection Provider "  .

What is it ?   A company other than the area DNO who can work on the network   ?:C

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Andy™
9 minutes ago, Evans Electric said:

I've never heard of an "Independent Connection Provider "  .

What is it ?   A company other than the area DNO who can work on the network   ?:C

 

yep

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Tony S
11 minutes ago, Evans Electric said:

I've never heard of an "Independent Connection Provider "  .

What is it ?   A company other than the area DNO who can work on the network   ?:C

 

The DNO’s will rob you blind for a connection for either MV or LV. An ICP will run cables, etc to a DNO line from your installation for far less outlay. Then it’s up to the DNO to make the final connection so long as it meets their standards, this may be what the OP is falling foul of.

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Evans Electric

So my £ 870  odd quids  ... 2 mtrs of cable  and   dig yer own trench  could have had another quote  . ???    Who are these people ?  

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ProDave

It's called "contestable work"

 

When I was getting the quote for a new supply to my house, one if the things in the quote was dig a connection pit in the grass verge on the other side of the road. The quote was something like £2K and that was already with me digging the trench on my own land.

 

As it worked out, I got the water connection first so Scottish Water made the road crossing.  While that was open I dropped in a length of duct for the electricity, and then dug my own connection pit the other side of the road.  So all SSE had to do was pull a cable through the duct into the meter box and make the connection in the pit I had dug.  That saved almost £1K from the connection cost.

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Blue Duck
2 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

So my £ 870  odd quids  ... 2 mtrs of cable  and   dig yer own trench  could have had another quote  . ???    Who are these people ?  

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Bit close to the gas pipe;  isn't it? 

 

:P

 

 

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Evans Electric
7 minutes ago, Blue Duck said:

 

Bit close to the gas pipe;  isn't it? 

 

:P

 

 

No choice  Ducky ,  that shape just to the right of the joint is also gas  which tees off into my house and next door ( exposed)   Thats next door's path , one cable feeds both houses. 

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Evans Electric

That was the daft thing on this ,  I needed my own fuse for the sub main   ( More than 3 mtrs  etc)   they  have to finish at a sealable isolator  , so two isolators  rammed in there . 5ad504061eb22_Photo0484(2).thumb.jpg.920a47387ca70f938ab7ba62703a37b0.jpg 

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Blue Duck

NOTICE TO ELECTRICIANS 

This is our box and you need to fit more than one isolator but we need all this space for the meter so you better do it neat like.

 

 

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Tony S

Where is the OP?

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Sharpend
17 minutes ago, Tony S said:

Where is the OP?

 

At a disciplinary :C 

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