60 YEAR MILESTONE FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY

NICEIC, the leading registration body for electricians, celebrates 60 years on 10th August 2016

The NICEIC (The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) celebrates 60 years as a leading body for electrical contractors in the UK. Originally formed on August 10th 1956 with 3,500 electrical contractors, the company now boasts 19,000 Approved Contractors and an additional 9,000 domestic installers – making it the UK’s largest and most recognised voluntary body within the electrical industry.

Emma Clancy, CEO of NICEIC commented: “The 60th anniversary marks a significant milestone in the history of NICEIC. Much has changed within the industry during the last six decades but the values of safety and competence remain at the core of everything we do.”

NICEIC employs a team of 70 engineers who inspect more than 50,000 electrical installations each year. Its technical helpline deals with, on average, 60,000 enquiries each year – ensuring that technical standards within the sector are maintained. In addition, NICEIC now offer a range of add-on services for its customers including training, insurance, online certification, and a webshop offering great deals on tools and workwear.

“The electrical contractor of today is very different to one from 1956,” adds Emma. “They are able to carry out a range of different tasks relating to the change in consumer demands and the development of the industry over time.

“NICEIC has had to reflect this change in the services it provides. We now offer a suite of professional services including training courses in renewables and smart home technology which provide further opportunities for contractors.”

Each year, the NICEIC actively communicate with consumers to encourage a growing understanding of the importance of electrical safety in the home. Contractors registered by NICEIC are assessed on a regular basis to ensure that they are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards, codes of practice and rules of the Schemes they are registered to.

For more information on how to find a registered electrician in your area visit www.niceic.com