Here at the Future Energy Group we are committed to providing a fantastic service to all of our customers, and one that we know that our customers can trust. To that effect we subscribe to a number of professional accreditations including CheckATrade.com, Trust Mark, the Good Trader Scheme and we are also extremely proud to be an NICEIC Approved Contractor. We believe that being accredited by these top industry schemes gives our customers peace of mind that we will do a fantastic job and that they can place their trust in us.
The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting runs the NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme, a regulation scheme for electrical contractors undertaking any design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical installations to BS 7671 (the British Standard Requirements for Electrical Installations). In order to achieve this standard electrical contractors are required to submit to a rigorous assessment which includes both a visit to, and inspection of, their business premises and a number of on-site inspections of work that has been carried out.
As this is an approval scheme specifically for electrical contractors, we believe that this will give our clients an extra level of trust in our work, knowing that it has been inspected to a high level, professional and knowledgeable standard. The NICEIC says that “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 scheme”. We believe that this is an indispensable guideline for clients when choosing their preferred contractor.
The peace of mind that being an NICEIC Approved Contractor bring to our clients, of course, ensures that we fully comply with BS 7671 (as above), but to many of our clients this is a meaningless piece of electricians’ jargon (although not for us!). So there are also some simple to understand guidelines that an NICEIC Approved Contractor will always follow. These include:
• Ensuring there are enough sockets for electrical appliances, thus minimising the potentially hazardous use of multiway socket adapters and trailing leads
• Putting covers are in place to prevent fingers coming into contact with live parts
• A Residual Current Device (RCD) protection is installed to provide additional protection against electric shock
• Ensuring that satisfactory earthing arrangements are in place to ensure that a fuse or circuit breaker can quickly clear an electrical fault before it causes an electric shock or fire
• Sufficient circuits are provided to avoid danger and minimise inconvenience in the event of a fault
• That cables are correctly selected and installed in relation to the fuse or circuit breaker protecting the circuit
For more information about choosing a trustworthy NICEIC Approved Contractor contact the Future Energy Group today.