Our HistoryUnderstandOur Journey

Tim Benstead Associates Ltd is a newly formed consultancy firm focussed solely on the electrical installation sector.

Tim has spent many years within the electrical installation sector and has wide experience of British Standards and how they relate to electrical installation work.

He is a member of BSI and serves on a number of British Standard committees. He is active on the committee dealing with fire detection and fire alarm systems (FSH12/1) and is Chair of JPEL64/B (Thermal effects) and JPEL, the main committee for the IET Wiring Regulations.

Tim spent many years as the Principal Engineer/Author with Certsure LLP and the brands NICEIC and ELECSA. He was responsible for all their technical publications and certificates. Tim is also a member of the CIBSE working group on electricity, and is currently helping to update CIBSE Guide K.



What our customers have said about us

I have worked with Tim for many years on British Standard committees, including work on BS 5839-1, BS 5839-6 and BS 8269 amongst others, and have always found him to be both insightful and highly technically capable. He is an excellent Chair of committees and someone from whom I have often sought guidance in relation to electrical installation standards, such as BS 7671 (“IET Regulations”) and how they impact upon fire detection and fire alarm systems. It would be no exaggeration to describe him as a font of knowledge on BS 7671 and electrical safety.

Colin Todd MBE
C.S. Todd & Associates Ltd

From my personal experience and perspective Tim Benstead is an electrical engineering professional with unrivalled knowledge and experience. A positive willingness to look at problems from varied perspectives whilst listening and applying critical thinking skills to uncover ideal solutions. At all times he demonstrates a can-do attitude, confidence in his own competence and an ability to implement the most complex specifics and scheduling into any project, whilst respecting the deadline and fully committing to his responsibilities. As a technical author he writes with clarity, conciseness and most importantly end user usability all with an unconditional insistence on accuracy. This all mixed with a set of softer skills including communication with peers and key stakeholders, public speaking, knowledge transfer, and fostering exceptional team spirit make him an excellent Electrical Engineer.

Alan Wells
NICEIC Technical Director and JPEL member (retired)