NICEIC stands for the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting.
The NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors.
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.
NICEIC Approved Contractors
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.
Electrical Installation Certificates
Your Electrical Installation Certificate (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.
Renewable Energy Installers
The NICEIC also assesses and provides certification for renewable energy installers via the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). This scheme was introduced to help ensure good quality products and installations. By setting robust standards the industry can continue to develop with confidence.
R&B M&E Ltd are MCS certified for the installation of all Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panel Systems.
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