What does NICEIC stand for and why is it important?
Here at E-Electrical, we always like to ensure we are providing our services to the highest standards possible. Even though there is no lawful obligation for an electrical company to be NICEIC approved, we choose to go through the detailed assessment process to ensure that our clients get the best from using our services.
It’s all well and good for us flexing the fact that we are NICEIC approved but it isn’t much good if no one really understands what that means! We thought we would get into a bit of jargon busting today to help you understand easily what that actually means for us and you.
NICEIC is short for the national inspection council for electrical installation contracting -
We know that’s a bit of a tongue twister mouthful so are thankful that it is shortened. They are the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry, assessing competence amongst electricians. In simple terms, this is a shortcut for anyone who would like to hire an electrician to feel more than confident that the work will be of a high standard and safe.
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 you?
We know what you’re thinking - It’s great that you at E-Electrical have an additional few letters to put next to your names, but what does that mean for me?
Poor electrical work isn’t just a waste of your money - it can put your life and your loved ones at serious risk! You may not be able to see the danger, but it can range from electric shocks to the risk of a major incident such as a fire. In fact, figures collated by the government suggest that around 19 fatal and 880 non-fatal shock accidents occur in just the workplace alone 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. And because the certification comes from an independent organization, customers can be confident about using our services.