Contractors approved By the NICEIC have undergone careful checks and reviews of all aspects of their business operations.
Not only technical competence is assessed, but also administrative procedures and capabilities. Resources and training systems are also examined for adequacy.
Electrical work carried out in the UK in Homes and Workplaces must conform to BS7671 (The IEE Regulations).
Maintenance of standards is by on-site monitoring carried out by appointed Inspecting Engineers of these Organisations.
Apart from the obvious safety benefit and peace of mind, there are advantages to be gained, including;
Reduction of the risk of fire, reduced maintenance costs and downtime, Reduced Insurance Premiums, Compliance with safety legislation.
Portable Appliance Testing ensures that the equipment is safe to use and complies with the H & S requirement on electrical appliances. This is a statutory requirement for Businesses and Schools.
Frequent failures of systems, lights and repaired fuses or circuit breaker tripping, overheating cables, sockets and plugs with brittle cable insulation, inadequate lighting with frequent lamp changes, arcing and crackling light switches, multiple extension leads, adaptors and more than one lead in a plug.