I am qualified to issue an NICEIC Certificate which can be used for a variety uses. I cover West Midlands, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Some of the major towns I cover are listed on this page.
What Is An NICEIC Certificate?
The NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) is the governing body for electrical engineers in the UK. The certificates they recommend are the same ones recommended by British Standards (specifically BS7671). This just means you'll get the same Nationally Recognised certificates endorsed with the NICEIC logo. I am registered with the NICEIC and therefore able to produce NICEIC compliant certificates. NICEIC Certificates can vary so you need to know which one you need or have been asked to provide. That will all depend on what work you have had done and whether your installation is a new installation or an existing installation.
Do You Need An NICEIC Certificate?
I am usually asked to carry out an NICEIC Certificate for the following reasons:
- certifying a rental property
- certifying a commercial property such as a shop or office
- certifying a domestic property where the homeowner wants peace of mind that his/her electrical installation is safe
Your electrical installation might be new. If so, you require an electrical installation certificate. There are also special rules if you have a HMO (House of Multiple Occupation) which may mean you require an Emergency Lighting Certificate.
Every electrical installation deteriorates over time and continued use. It is important that the person who is responsible for the maintenance and safety of the electrical installation is sure that user is safe and not put at any risk. The installation should remain safe and in a serviceable condition.
What Does A NICEIC Certificate Involve?
Your competent electrician will check the installation against the requirements of BS7671 – The Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations) – this is the British Standard to which electrical safety is measured across the country and is updated when deemed necessary.
The electrician will take into account the age and circumstances of the installation and check the following:
- whether the installation is adequately earthed
- whether the installation is adequately bonded
- whether switchgear and controls are suitable
- whether serviceability of equipment is adequate
- the type of wiring and it's condition
- the provision of RCD's for socket outlets which can be used to plug in equipment for outdoor use
- the presence of suitable notices and identification
- wear and tear, damage, deterioration and signs of overheating
Who Can Produce An NICEIC Certificate?
Insurers always ask that you use a relevant, accredited and competent electrician. Any electrician you use should hold the City and Guilds 2391 in Inspection, Testing and Verification which enables them to register with NICEIC (the UK governing body for competent electricians).
What Does An NICEIC Certificate Look Like?
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What Does An NICEIC Certificate?
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How Long Does a Domestic NICEIC Certificate Last?
How Long Does a Commercial Electrical Installation Condition Report ICEIC Certificate Last?
All commercial premises should be tested every 5 years except for the following:
Industrial premises – 3 years
Cinemas – 1 year
Leisure complexes – 1 year
Theaters – 1 year
Agricultural or horticultural – 3 years
Caravan sites – 1 year