When you hire an electrician, do you check that they are registered or do you rely on word of mouth and recommendations from people you know? If you hire an unregistered electrician, you run the risk of them installing electrical appliances incorrectly and leaving you with a potentially dangerous situation. The people that you hire for any electrical work in your home or business need to be experienced and skilled in working with electricity to ensure they complete the job safely.
What credentials should an electrician hold?
You should check if they are a member of the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contraction (NICEIC). NICEIC is a voluntary body that that provides certification and advice for electrical contractors. If a contractor completes sub-standard work, then you can refer to NICEIC to register a complaint.
You should also ensure that they work to the BS7671 standard, which is referred to in the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. Try to find out how often they have their work assessed and perhaps most critically, that they are insured, so you have full protection in case of any problems.
How to find a registered electrician?
Any electrician that is a member of a voluntary body, is backed by a government approved scheme or has full public liability cover should make this prominent on their website. There are also several registers that are available online to help you find competent and qualified electricians in Kenilworth and Leamington Spa.
007 Electricians are NICEIC approved contractor that can undertake any electrical odd jobs or installations. If you live in Kenilworth or Leamington Spa and you need a tried and tested contractor, give our team a call.