NICEIC, or the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors, is not only a bit of a tongue twister but is also an incredibly important mark of a contractor’s work quality. Established in 1956, the NICEIC is a voluntary body that inspects and certifies electrical contractors after they meet a given list of criteria.
In order to gain an initial certification from the NICEIC a contractor is first inspected and must meet a strict standard of work as well as business practice. Here are the basics of the initial certification:
- Ensure that all work is carried out to the latest BS7671 standard wiring regulations.
- Ensure all contractors have up to date copies of the BS7671 regulations.
- Ensure that contractors are competent with all required test instruments.
- Ensure all contractors have public liability insurance of at least £2 million.
Only once all of these criteria are met are contractors afforded the NICEIC certification.
Not only are NICEIC responsible for these initial certification, they also carry out continued checks to make sure that standards don’t drop. By carrying out these ongoing checks, the NICEIC ensures that contractors are constantly meeting standards, making sure that all of the work that they carry out is completely safe.
As well as regulatory services and certification, the NICEIC also offer training courses in the safe installation of commercial electrical systems. This regular training ensures that common electrical hazards are avoided and never become an issue.
NICEIC and B & D
Here at B & D Electrical, we take safety very seriously; we rigorously ensure that all of our work is completely safe and pride ourselves on our safety standards. We are certified by the NICEIC and all of our work is carried out to the very latest BS7671 standards.
So if you are looking for a reliable and certified electrical contractor in Liverpool then look no further and simply contact us today. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to help and get your project off the ground and quickly and safely as possible.