When you are looking for a Southend-on-Sea based electrical contractor, it is important to ensure that they are qualified. An NICEIC accreditation ensures that the person is competent and able to carry out electrical tasks to a high standard. So what does an NICEIC accreditation mean?
NICEIC stands for National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting and is the leading voluntary organisation in the UK for the electrical industry. It also holds government approval. An accredited electrical contractor has been assessed on a number points including:
- A work sample
- Premises (If applicable)
- Tools and Equipment
- They will possess certification to 17th Edition BS 7671 standards
There is a continual reassessment process in place that ensures that NICEIC registered electrician has been tested and approved on the latest legislation as well as checking that their working practises are of a consistently high standard.
With such stringent controls in place, there are clear benefits to you choosing an accredited electrician in Southend-on-Sea. Firstly, there is the guarantee that the job will be carried out to a very high standard, and that it will be safe. Secondly, you have an independent complaints procedure in place, should there be a problem with work that has been carried out. There are also definite advantages to the contractor as the NICEIC logo is widely recognised and there are also numerous support services available such as recognised training programmes, technical advice and contractor insurance. The ability to advertise with an NICEIC accreditation is a significant advantage as the brand promotes trust within the industry.
Unfortunately, some unscrupulous traders will use the NICEIC logo to try and pass off as an accredited contractor. For this reason, it is important to make a check on any company that you are employing to carry out any electrical installation work. The NICEIC publishes a register of over 26000 approved electricians as well as compiling a list of those who have claimed accreditation and are not entitled.
The NICEIC is your guarantee that the person or company you are employing to carry out electrical work is safe and has regular assessments made. When looking for an NICEIC accredited electrician always look for the logo and do your research before employing a contractor. Electrical safety is of paramount importance, both at home and in the workplace so it makes sense to use the very best that are available. An NICEIC approved electrician will provide you with that peace of mind.
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Here at Powerlec Electrical & Testing Ltd we carry full NICEIC Accreditation and are Trustmark approved. All Part P work is backed up by an extensive guarantee and we carry full liability insurance. To get in touch, give us a call on 01702 952 951 or fill out our handy online contact form.