CS Electrical is an NICEIC Approved Contractor which means that we are audited on a regular basis by an NICEIC inspector to ensure that we operate to their quality standards. Being an NICEIC Approved Contractor means that we are accredited with being competent to design, install, commission and certify all electrical installations conforming to BS7671.
Who are the NICEIC
The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is one of several organisations which regulates the training and work of electrical enterprises in the UK. The NICEIC is one of several providers given Government approval to offer Competent Person Schemes to oversee electrical work within the electrical industry. It is a privately owned body (the owner being the Electrical Safety Council, a registered charity) and not a government organisation, as often incorrectly assumed.
Electrical contractors register with the organisation to become approved contractors, meeting the NICEIC’s specification of training. If work undertaken by the approved contractor is not up-to-standard, the NICEIC will correct it if necessary. Work is checked by fifty four local Area Engineers. Many local authorities only give work to NICEIC-approved contractors.
Although there are several organisations which regulate electrical companies the NICEIC is regarded as the main one which produces the highest standards and is the hardest to achieve. This is why many organisations specify that only an NICEIC Approved Contractor must be used.
Benefits of using an NICEIC-registered Contractor
NICEIC has been assessing the technical competence of electricians for over 50 years. Their aim is to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations in their homes, places of work and elsewhere. To achieve this, they maintain a register of qualified, competent electricians.
They look at a representative sample of the contractor’s work, their premises, documentation, equipment, and the competence of their key supervisory staff. Once contractors become registered with NICEIC, they are re-assessed annually to ensure high standards.
Enrolment with NICEIC is voluntary, but electrical contractors who are competent and conscientious about the service they offer customers would consider it a priority to enrol.
The main benefits of using a contractor registered by NICEIC include:
Safety and competence
Electricians registered by NICEIC are assessed on a regular basis to ensure that they are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards, codes of practice and rules of the Schemes they are registered to.
Compliance with building regulations
Contractors registered to NICEIC Building Regulations Schemes are authorised to self-certify their work without hindrance from Local Authority Building Control. This saves you both time and money when undertaking work that requires notification under the Building Regulations.
For more information on the NICEIC please visit www.niceic.com