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Electrical Contractors

As a Chartered Electrical Engineer, I work closely with electrical contractors within the electrical contracting industry.

My name is Barry Kelly. I am a European Electrical Engineer registered with the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) and a Chartered Electrical Engineer (C.Eng). I am a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET - formerly IEE) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).

I am a fully qualified, time-served electrician, with over 30 years’ experience in the electrical contracting industry. I am qualified to and hold a current City and Guilds 2382-10 (BS7671: 17th Edition) certificate. In June 2003, I graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours - LL.B (Hons).  I am registered with the UK Register of Expert Witnesses


B M Kelly and Associates Ltd offer a wide range of tailor made Electrical Engineering options for electrical contractors. As you are no doubt aware, there have been some recent and ongoing amendments to BS7671. We are currently working with electrical contractors to ensure that they are:

  • Confident with the changes
  • Satisfying the requirements
  • Aware of their Technical and Legal obligations
  • Aware of who is actually responsible within their company

Do you need a bit of guidance, support or help?


  • Are you looking for a second opinion?
  • Have you got a job which is different to your usual type or scale of installation?
  • Have you got a new client who expects slightly more than usual?
  • What consideration is required for the existing installation?
  • What happens when the existing installations are in a poor condition?

Through ongoing, relevant qualification and over 30 years experience in the electrical contracting industry, I am confident that we can assist each other.   

GENUINE INDEPENDENT OPINION: We do not undertake electrical installations.

As an independent consultant (Chartered Electrical Engineer), there is no issue relating to any conflict of interest relevant to the pursuance of electrical installation work; we do not undertake electrical installation work.

Our opinions and views are based upon the actual technical requirements, supported by scientific, mathematical and engineering criteria; as opposed to subjective, vague or unsupported opinion.

We are professionally qualified and allowed to record Eur Ing, C.Eng, LL.B (Hons), MIET, ACIArb as our designated letters.

We are often instructed to shadow the Electrical Contractors on projects where we effectively act as their ‘wingman’. We undertake electrical designs and can assist electrical contractors throughout their projects; with the obvious benefits of peace of mind, the knowledge of being safe, compliant and suitably insured.

SERVICES AVAILABLE: Are you happy in the way you are currently supported in:

Electrical Design and Consultancy: New/proposed installations and/or verification of existing systems

Electrical Installation Condition Reports: Reviews of existing Reports – Support and guidance for electrical contractors.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediate or Adjudicate between parties where electrical technical issues/anomalies exist.

Power Quality Analysis (PQA): Undertake PQA where necessary to assess any potential problems in existing installations

Expert Witness: Chartered Electrical Engineer, Reports and Court Appearances’

Technical Support and Training: Bespoke presentations for Electrical Contractors.


  • JCB World logistics Centre (Blue Planet, Stoke on Trent).

Undertake the electrical design and offer consultancy services to include site supervision/project management at the JCB World logistics Centre (Blue Planet, Stoke on Trent).

Attend site meetings representing Andrews Electrical Ltd, to ensure the project was compliant and on time.

Identify/Highlight the issues relating to technical anomalies in relation to the existing electrical installation.

Discuss and resolve technical issues with the Client’s electrical consultant.

  • Chellaston Academy – Derbyshire

The Academy had undertaken several consultancy-led expansion projects over recent years. Various low voltage distribution cables had been installed and the electrical system had been periodically inspected and tested by various contractors.

Unfortunately, the earthing and protective bonding systems were inadequate and several distribution cables were undersized, or they would not disconnect under fault conditions or they had been mechanically damaged and required replacing.

B M Kelly and Associates Ltd were initially instructed to assess the results of a Periodic Inspection, discuss the technical anomalies with the contractor and the Academy and to compile and present the required resolution. This work included a significant amount of power quality analysis, in order to ascertain the ongoing electrical usage on site.

Our instruction was then extended to include the design and supervision of a significant Low Voltage Distribution Upgrade; this included the installation of new distribution cables as well as the connection of existing distribution cables into both new and existing switchgear.

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