NICEIC stands for ‘National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting’.
NICEIC (pronounced ‘nicky’) is the prime UK independent electrical contractors standards agency.
Electrical contractors join NICEIC to give customers confidence that they are competent and trustworthy; this is why you see the NICEIC logo on many electrical contractor’s websites.
About 90% of UK local authorities do not employ electrical contractors unless they are members of NICEIC.
To quote the NICEIC website:
Our aim is to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations in their homes, places of work and leisure. To achieve this, we maintain a register of electrical contractors that we assess as complying with the various standards, codes of practice and Scheme rules’.
‘Enrolment with NICEIC is voluntary, but electrical contractors that are competent and conscientious about the service they offer customers would consider it a priority to enrol’.
To achieve NICEIC membership the NICEIC inspect a representative sample of the contractors work.
The NICEIC also inspect company premises, equipment and competence.
NICEIC regularly re-inspect contractors premises, equipment and competence.
NICEIC offer a complaints procedure if a customer is unhappy with a members work; NICEIC members agree to abide by the ruling.
To make a complaint visit the NICEIC website.