What NICEIC Means for You
If you are going to hire an electrician in Essex, it’s really important to make sure that they are fully qualified.
Here at the electrical contractors Essex customers trust, all of our electricians are NICEIC accredited. What
does that mean for you as a customer? Read on to find out more!
What does NICEIC stand for?
First things first, what is the NICEIC accreditation? Well, NICEIC itself stands for ‘National Inspection Council
for Electrical Installation Contracting’, and it is the largest voluntary register in the UK for the electrical
industry. Signing up to the NICEIC register shows that an electrician is committed to providing the highest
levels of service and takes their responsibilities very seriously. It’s also approved by the UK Government, so
a NICEIC accreditation carries real weight and prestige.
Obtaining the accreditation
There are a number of things an electrician has to do to obtain a NICEIC accreditation, including being
certified up to the 17th Edition BS 7671 standard; and they must present the following as part of the
• A work sample
• Premises they have worked on (if applicable)
• The tools and equipment they use
• Up to date documentation
As you can see, it’s no small feat to become a NICEIC accredited electrician. While it may be voluntary to do
so, making that choice means that you have to open yourself up to real scrutiny, and your work has to meet
the very highest of standards. This is what marks electricians who have obtained a NICEIC accreditation
apart from any of their competitors.
The benefits for you
So what kind of guarantees does a NICEIC accreditation provide for you, the customer? There are a number
of benefits, whether you are having work carried out in a domestic or commercial property. You can be
sure that the electrician you are hiring is being assessed; both to see that their work is finished to a high
standard, and that it complies with all current safety regulations. For commercial and industrial contractors,
this extends to more specialist services. So you really can be sure that the electrician you are paying is one
of the best in their field.
Another benefit to seeking out a genuine NICEIC registered electrician is their Platinum Promise. This offers
you real protection after work has been carried out. It can be used to correct any work if your electrician is
no longer registered or has ceased to trade. The work simply has to have been carried out by a contractor
who was registered with NICEIC for the type of work undertaken at the time the installation was complete;
and it has to have been fully completed within the last six years.
It’s always best to check
Unfortunately, some businesses try to win customers by pretending that their electrical contractors are
NICEIC accredited. Fortunately for you, it’s really easy to check if they are telling the truth or not. We’ve
never tried to mislead our clientele in Essex, and we are all too happy for you to double check with NICEIC
that we have met all the relevant criteria and continue to undergo the necessary evaluations to ensure that
we can retain our certification. NICEIC have a register of all the professionals who have signed up, so you
can contact them to be sure. Don’t just take our word for it – we want you to go ahead and have total
peace of mind before you book.
Find out more today
If you want to find out more about how our status as NICEIC electricians can benefit you, then please do get
in touch with a member of our team today. We’re here to answer any questions that you may have.