NICEIC has been assessing the technical competence of electricians for over 50 years. Our aim is to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations anywhere. To achieve this, we maintain a register of qualified, competent electricians.
Once contractors become registered with NICEIC, they are re-assessed on a regular basis to ensure high standards.
Over 26,000 contractors are registered by NICEIC, covering the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland. This means that you're sure to have a choice of competent contractors operating in your area.
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 in England and Wales are authorised to self-certify their work to the Local Building Control Body. This saves you both time and money when undertaking work that requires notification under the Building Regulations.
Insurance Backed Warranty
The NICEIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work done by contractors registered to the NICEIC Part P Domestic Installer Scheme that is notifiable to Building Control. Should any work be found not to comply with the Building Regulations and where the contractor is no longer in business we will have the work rectified by another NICEIC contractor at no extra cost. Remember to ask the contractor for a Part P certificate on completion of work. The certificate will have the IBW details on it. The financial limit placed on the remedial work is £25,000 for any one installation. The warranty is valid for a period of six years from the date of completion of the original work.
Guarantee of Standards / Complaints procedure
NICEIC expects its registered contractors to provide a quality service to their customers. If a customer and an Approved Contractor are unable to resolve an alleged deficiency in the technical standard of electrical work, the customer can make a formal complaint to NICEIC. NICEIC will help facilitate the negotiations between the contractor and the complainant and in certain cases can ask the contractor to rectify the work at no extra cost to the consumer.