So what does NICEIC stand for?

NICEIC is short for the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting – a bit of a mouthful, which is probably why it gets shortened to NICEIC.

A little history

Established in 1956 to tackle concerns about electrical safety in the home, it was registered as a charity in 1971 and renamed the Electrical Safety Council in 2006, with the NICEIC Group as its trading subsidiary.

All you need to know is the Electrical Safety Council and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) launched a joint venture called Certsure LLP. This operates a variety of brands, including NICEIC and the Electrical Safety Register. Meanwhile the Electrical Safety Council this year rebranded as a charity to Electrical Safety First.

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What does NICEIC do?

As the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry, NICEIC assesses competence among electricians. In other words, it’s a shortcut for those hiring an electrician to feel confident their work will be up to scratch.

Having built up the assessment process over more than 50 years, the NICEIC is well placed to evaluate the 26,000-plus electricians on its register

What are the benefits for the customer?

Shoddy electrical work is not just a waste of money – it can put lives at risk. You might not be able to see the danger, but it can range from the risk of electric shocks to major incidents such as fire and major injuries.

In fact, figures collated by the government suggest that around 19 fatal and 880 non-fatal shock accidents occur in the workplace every year.

Any company has a duty of care both to its staff and to visitors to the building to make sure that any electrical work is carried out to the required safety levels. NICEIC-registered electricians go through regular assessments to safeguard others and ensure high standards of work, because the certification comes from an independent organisation, customers can be confident about its impartiality.

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NICEIC Platinum promise

When it comes to improving the electrics in your home, choosing a NICEIC registered contractor is a householder’s best option.

That’s because all NICEIC registered businesses are covered by The NICEIC Platinum Promise – a promise that protects you against all non-compliant installation work.

Should any work carried out by one of our contractors be found not to comply with the Building Regulations or relevant installation standards, The NICEIC can instruct the contractor to go back and carry out the work to the required standard. If the contractor is no longer in business, the NICEIC will have the work rectified by another registered contractor at no extra cost.

The Platinum promise is valid for up to six years from the date of the completion of the original work and covers work up to a maximum of £25,000 for any one consumer rectification. The NICEIC and Golding and Son Electrical know how important it is for you to feel confident in the work carried out in your home or business. Platinum Promise is an assurance that choosing a NICEIC registered installer is always the best option.

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