How we help Schools

In today’s schools, it’s not just about more power sockets for all those extra electronic devices and AV equipment. There’s also a growing demand for enhanced security systems and energy-efficient lighting to help keep down costs.

Whatever your school’s electrical needs, we can help. And we can do the work at a time that suits you. Our installations are compliant, and we always prioritise the safety and wellbeing of your students and staff.

We can provide cost-effective solutions to help your school stay ahead and give you peace of mind.

Electrical Work in Schools: Special Considerations

We complete all our electrical work to the highest standards. But when it comes to working in schools, we understand there are additional responsibilities. Meeting these ensures the safety of children, staff, and visitors and prioritises the school’s learning environment.

1. Effective communication with staff to discuss the project requirements and schedule.
2. Working in non-school hours whenever possible to minimise interruptions to school activities.
3. Prioritising children’s safety by taking extra precautions in areas accessible to children, such as securing work areas and using childproof covers.
4. Maintaining detailed records of tests and modifications for compliance and future reference.
5. Coordinating with other trades involved in the project to help create a seamless working environment.
6. Behaving professionally at all times, keeping work areas clean and respecting the school’s property.

Safety First!

Hopkins Electrical prioritise safety above all else when working on electrical projects for schools.

  • We adhere strictly to all safety regulations and codes to protect the entire school community.
  • We implement robust safety measures, including proper grounding, surge protection, and fire prevention systems.
  • We conduct thorough electrical inspections to identify potential hazards and address them promptly.
  • Our team undergoes regular safety training to stay up-to-date with the latest safety practices and regulations.

Why choose us?

Fully qualified and certified

All our electricians have earned industry qualifications and certifications, and they're up to date with the latest practices and regulations.


We're big enough to cope with large-scale projects as well as smaller ones. And as a family firm, we understand you need a service that’s tailored to your specific needs.

Available 24/7

We know that emergencies happen. So, if you’re worried about something, you can contact us at any time of the day or night to decide what to do next.

School FAQs

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for in our FAQs area please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

What type of tasks can an electrician handle in a school?

We can undertake a variety of tasks, such as rewiring, installing new lighting systems, repairing faulty electrical sockets, maintaining electrical equipment, and managing the electrical needs of computer labs, and other technology-dependent spaces.

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Can an electrician help set up interactive whiteboards or other tech tools in classrooms?

Yes, we are skilled in installing and maintaining a variety of classroom technologies, including interactive whiteboards, projectors, and sound systems. We can ensure these technologies are safely and correctly installed and that they perform at an optimal level.

Can an electrician install external lighting for school grounds?

Absolutely! We can manage the installation and maintenance of all your external lighting systems. These include lighting for walkways, car parks, and sports fields, which will all help ensure the safety of your students and staff after dark.

Do electricians install renewable energy systems like solar panels?

Yes, we can install and maintain renewable energy systems. If your school is considering a transition to more sustainable energy sources, please contact us so we can guide you through the process of installing solar panels and give you a quotation.

Is it possible for an electrician to set up systems for science labs?

Yes, we can help set up the unique electrical systems required for science labs. This includes safely installing outlets and fixtures for laboratory equipment, and ensuring that all the systems comply with safety regulations and standards.

We offer flexible finance options

We can help spread your costs to get the project completed when you need it rather than having to pay a larger sum up front.

Other commercial services


We’ll make sure your office's electrical system meets your specific requirements and all the relevant safety standards


We will deliver a well-designed and compliant system that enhances operational efficiency and promotes a safe working environment

Commercial Project

What our customers think

Placed an emergency call out with Hopkins Electrical as I had lost all power to my house. Chris turned up within 60 minutes of me placing the call and found that a rat had bitten through one of the cables. He made a temporary repair and then came back a couple of days later and replaced the fuse board and the cabling. Neat job, very professional and very reasonably priced.

Michael Underwood

Chris and his team talked us through the whole re wiring process and made sure we had enough sockets and switches in the right places before we started any work. They turned up on time and were very professional in their approach to out very large project. They were always easy to get hold of and would always offer good solutions to any problems we had with our build.

Darren Adams

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

If like me the thought of having to find an electrician brings you out in a cold sweat then chill and call Hopkins Electrical. From start to finish they were professional and friendly. When they came and undertook the work I was so impressed with the transparency and integrity of their employee who talked me though everything. The work was done to a high standard and I have no problem giving them 5 stars. Great company, great service.

Paul Kellett

Harpenden, Hertfordshire