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Electrical installer organisations

This advice applies to England

This page gives details on organisations that work with the electrical profession, to help you find contractors and deal with disputes.

Electrical

British Standards Institute – Kitemark Scheme for Electrical Installers

A scheme for electrical contractors to apply for a kitemark as evidence of being a certified installer.

Kitemark Court
Davy Avenue
Knowlhill
Milton Keynes
MK5 8PP

Website: www.bsigroup.com
Tel: 0845 0809 000

Electrical Safety Register

Find a local registered electrician who is a member of either ELECSA or The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC).

Website: www.electricalsafetyregister.com

ELECSA

ELECSA have details of reputable electricians who are part of Competent Persons Scheme, which inspects, assesses and certifies competent contractors.

ECA Certification Ltd
Mansfield Business Centre
Ashfield Avenue
Mansfield
NG18 2AE

Tel: 03333 218 220
Website: www.elecsa.co.uk

NAPIT

NAPIT is a Government approved and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited membership scheme operator in the building services industry. It has registered installers in the electrical, heating, plumbing, ventilation, microgeneration and building fabric trades across the UK domestic, commercial and industrial markets.

As an accredited scheme operator, NAPIT registered installers are required to comply to relevant industry technical standards at all times.

The NAPIT Work Quality Guarantee

The NAPIT Work Quality Guarantee applies to work for which a legitimate Building Regulation Compliance Certificate has been issued.

The guarantee applies for a period of 6 years and is an assurance of compliance with the Building Regulations. Provided the installer named on the certificate is still trading they must comply with this guarantee.

In the event that the installer is no longer trading, and subject to the terms and conditions, NAPIT will take responsibility for bringing the work into compliance with the Building Regulations.

NAPIT
4th Floor, Mill 3
Pleasley Vale
Business Park

Mansfield

Nottinghamshire
NG19 8LR

Tel: 0345 543 0330 (Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, Friday from 9am to 4:30pm)
Fax: 0345 543 0332
Email: info@napit.org.uk
Website: www.napit.org.uk

National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting

The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is an independent consumer safety organisation which publishes a Roll of Approved Electrical Installation Contractors. The electrical contractors on the Roll have to work to the technical standards set by NICEIC. NICEIC employs inspecting engineers to inspect work done by approved electrical contractors.

NICEIC operates an internal complaints procedure to resolve disputes over the technical standard of work carried out by a NICEIC member. If necessary, a NICEIC inspecting engineer will inspect the work. If the contractor is found to be at fault, they will have to put the work right at no cost to you. If the contractor fails to put the work right, under its 'Guarantee of Standards Scheme' NICEIC will appoint another contractor to carry out the work. You will not have to pay for the work to be done. NICEIC will not investigate if the complaint is about the cost of the work, or the time taken to complete it. The contact details are:

National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC)
Warwick House
Houghton Hall Park
Houghton Regis
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU5 5ZX

Tel: 0870 013 0382
Fax: 01582 556 024
Email: enquiries@niceic.com
Website: www.niceic.com

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