NICEIC - The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
What is the NICEIC?
The NICEIC has been the UK's independent voluntary electrical regulatory body for over 50 years (they were founded in 1956). There are currently over 19,000 businesses registered with the NICEIC.
Every year 10 people die and 750 people are seriously injured because of faulty electrics. There are around 2,000 non fatal electric shock accidents in the home each year. It is essential that electrical work in your home is carried out by a competent person.
Businesses registered with the NICEIC carry out work in accordance with the national safety standard BS7671 (The IET wiring regulations) and other codes of practice. They are assessed yearly by the NICEIC.
Why should I use an NICEIC Domestic Installer?
NICEIC domestic installers are regularly assessed by the NICEIC to ensure that the high standards are continuing to be met. The assessment includes the following -
- At least two site visits to demonstrate the quality of workmanship to the assessor. The electrician must also demonstrate how to carry out the tests required to prove compliance with BS7671.
- An audit of the business' health and safety policy, complaints procedure and records and public liability insurance certificates.
- A review of copies of certificates issued since the last assessment including the recording of notifable works to local area building control.
- A review of test instruments and calibration records.
NICEIC domestic installers are required to issue certificates for electrical work carried out and can self-certify that their elecrical work complies with Part P of the Building Regulations.
How can I tell if a business is registered with the NICEIC?
You can check whether a business is a genuine NICEIC registered contractor by visiting the NICEIC Find An Electrician part of the NICEIC website.
You can view our entry on the role by either entering our business name "Allen Electrical" or postcode TW19 5NR.
Allen Electrical is proud to be a member of the NICEIC Domestic Installer scheme and continuing to meet the high standards required of us by the NICEIC.
For further information on on the NICEIC, visit there home page by clicking here NICEIC home.