When you’re looking to hire an electrician, it can be a little challenging to understand the different types of electrical certification.
You’re likely to want to ensure that your electrician has the skills and experience to carry out work inside your home and using a NICEIC certified electrician helps guarantee this expertise.
The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is an industry organisation that provides certification and assessment services for contractors who work across the building sectors in the UK.
The NICEIC assesses electricians, plumbers, gas and heating engineers and renewable energy installers. This is extremely beneficial for householders who are looking to employ an electrician.
NICEIC registered electricians are regularly assessed to ensure that they are working safely and installing to the highest industry standards. This provides assurance that the electrician you hire has the skills, expertise, and training to complete the work safely.
The NICEIC has over fifty years of industry experience and has an influential position in the industry that has allowed the organisation to campaign on issues affecting the industry and consumers to make the electrical industry better.
The type of certification depends on the type and extent of installation work you have had carried out in your home. There are electrical certifications for alterations, additions and new installations.
EICs (Electrical Installation Certificates) and MEIWCs (Minor Electrical Installation Work Certificates provide the person responsible for the electrical installation safety with a declaration that the alteration, addition or new installation is safe to be used when it was put into service.
These certificates provide a basic foundation if any further inspection or testing is required in the future. Presenting these certificates can save on potentially costly exploratory work that could be needed in the future.
The certificates also provide documentary evidence in the event of a claim that a fire or injury was caused by your electrical installation that show that the installation was completed to a satisfactory safety standard.
So, it is essential to keep your certificates in case of any insurance claim.
Your EIC will show a number of details about the work completed.
In new installations, where a whole installation has been completed, it will show if a complete rewire was carried out.
The work Addition will be applied if your existing installation was modified by adding new circuits, while Alteration shows where existing circuits were modified or extended.
An example of this is if a new socket was added or if a fusebox consumer unit or switching equipment was replaced.
EIC certificates are required to be issued for any new electrical installation. In some cases, alterations or additions also require an EIC, depending on whether new circuits are installed.
Like a NAPIT certified electrician using a NICEIC certified electrician gives you a 6 year warranty on any electrical work carried out by the technician giving you more peace of mind that the work has been done properly.
Choosing the right electrician is such a vital part of ensuring the safety of your home and compliance with regulations, it is crucial to choose an electrician certified by a government backed body like the NICEIC.
Fortunately, all our recommended electricians are registered contractors with either the NICEIC or NAPIT to ensure that all work completed at your home is performed safely, to government standards and provide the certification to prove it for your protection and peace of mind.
If you’d like to speak to our recommended certified electrician in your area, you can find their details here.
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Jordan & Luke came to resolve a fault with our downstairs sockets that left us without power. Both were very knowledgeable, polite & efficient. Had my power back on within 30 mins. Would recommend & use again.
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David and his staff were friendly, efficient and on point with my Ring installation. Fair pricing as well. I would highly recommend his services.
Chris arrived at the agreed time. He quickly took in the situation and traced the fault in our rambling wiring. I was delighted by his manner, approach, and efficiency. The cost was reasonable and he tidied up afterwards! I think we were very lucky to have found such an unpretentious genuine professional electrician.
Lovely chap, would use Daniel again if needed but no plans to move plugs myself anytime soon!
Asa quoted to take over some unfinished electrical work on a major house rebuild. His quotation was clear and covered all our requirements. He arrived on time with a colleague and was very good at problem solving and trying out different things to get to the bottom of issues. At times, this was quite tricky as he hadn't been involved in the initial electrical work. He even returned at 7pm on a Friday to check out why some lights were tripping. Very friendly and expertise combined. Stuck to his quotation and we will now be using him for all our future electrical requirements as well as recommending him to others.
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Good customer service and reliable. Great and neat electrical work done in my garage. Good price. I will highly recommend David Farrar and his team. Thanks , Kwame.
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Okay first review so lets make this thorough: Leon had come over today to assess my flat and run an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) I as a consumer was really happy with: - His ability to quickly identify and flag some minor issues which needed adjusting. - His level of transparency and communication as he ran me through any changes that would occur (power cycling, what task he was moving onto as he progressed through his EICR) - Willingness to see a job through, he had gone to collect some parts to complete the task and had gone the extra mile to get it all resolved quickly. Brilliant level of customer service and overall great expertise in his role. Would highly recommend.
Very honest and efficient!
Turned up at the time we agreed and sorted the fault. Very professional. Thank you.
Very good service when I had a emergency. Gave very good advice. Would use again.
Fantastic service. Immediate response and arrived within the time given. Excellent knowledge and quickly found the fault.
Excellent service, very professional and I can strongly recommend this company. The standard of work carried out was exceptional.
Fantastic help and to the point both on the phone and in person. Arrived in the time we were given and explained the problem and solution simply but without being patronising. 10/10 for Paul the gent who came out to us.
Wow! responded immediately, electrician was here in no time, he explained the faults and fixed them right away, can actually say, "he saved our lives " as one switch was very very old and was heating up, potentially causing a fire. so big a thank you for making us safe, excellent service, excellent work carried out, would definitely recommend. THANK YOU
I was looking for a company to do an electrical survey of a property I am buying. I have nothing but praise for Paul and the work he has done. His estimation was clear. He was timely. He was very thorough in his survey of the property highlighting a number of things which need addressing which there is no way would have been identified otherwise. There are lots of companies out there on comparison sites but I would thoroughly recommend Paul from Electricians On Call.
I would recommended this company. Paul came to fit my new oven that needed to have a safety socket and new wires put behind it to make safe , spot on for time very quick and he knew his stuff and very polite, even got a free pen which was a nice touch ! many thanks for all your help
Very professional, engineer arrived at time stated. Problem fixed in less than half an hour, therefore charged half hour rate, would have paid hourly rate with most other emergency call outs. Many thanks, would not hesitate to recommend!