John Morris retires from RECI/Safe Electric

At the recent AECI Trade Show. L to R: John Clare, Chief Inspector - Pierce Martin, General Manager - John Morris with Colm Walsh AECI President

One of the original RECI/Safe Electric Inspectors retired at the end of September 2018.

John started his career as an apprentice electrician under the watchful eye of Brendan Carr Electrical at the ripe old age of 15. After completing his apprenticeship, John then went on to work with a number of small and large electrical contractors within the Irish electrical industry. He became a RECI inspector for the Dublin and surrounding counties on the 2nd September 1992.

The vast experience he gained from his many roles while working in the industry played an enormous part in helping to structure and develop the implementation of the inspection scheme under the new voluntary regulatory scheme.

This was a challenging time for the electrical industry and his contribution in helping to achieve a higher standard in the industry with the aim of protecting the general public has been widely recognised.

John remembers the time before mobile phones were available carrying rolls of coins to contact members while carryout his inspection duties.
John along with Frank Byrne were part of the original inspectorate who helped to improved standards by educating and refreshing contractors through the Verification & Certification training course offered to members in the early days of the voluntary scheme. John has always been available to offer advice and a helping hand with any queries that arose from members of the scheme over the years.

RECI was successful in 2009 and 2016 in winning the new safety supervisory body licence and continued its previous adopted role as a voluntary regulator for the industry on a firmer footing.

John continued in his role as the Dublin inspector and has earned the respect of registered contractors through his professionalism, dedication and strong commitment to continually aim for higher safety standards for the industry. He will be sorely missed for his continuous good humour and helpful advice by all his colleagues and the registered contractors to whom he has helped over the years.