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Safety information for people using electrical installations

Did you know there are safe zones in walls where electricians are allowed to run cables, buried less the 50mm deep. this means if you bang a nail in the wall you could be hammering it directly into a live cable. The rules for these zones are vertically or horizontally in line with accessories you can see. So if you look at a light switch the cable feeding the switch must go vertically or horizontally from that point, it is not allowed to wander off at any angle. Other safe zones are 150mm wide zone running along the top of a wall or up to 150mm from a corner of a wall. BUT definately NOT along the bottom of a wall (where the skirting would be nailed on)


We are registered with the Electrical Safety Register and NICEIC as approved contractors for Domestic and Commercial work

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The Electrical Safety Register

The Electrical Safety Register has been created by the leading organisations dedicated to the electrical contracting industry and electrical safety, the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) use the register scheme operated by ELECsa and the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) use the register scheme operated by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting NICEIC

The NICEIC has been assessing the technical competence of electricians for over 50 years.  Our aim is to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations anywhere.  To achieve this, we maintain a register of qualified, competent electricians.

Once contractors become registered with NICEIC, they are re-assessed on a regular basis to ensure high standards.

Over 26,000 contractors are registered by NICEIC, covering the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland. This means that you're sure to have a choice of competent contractors operating in your area.

The main benefits of using an NICEIC approved contractor include:

Safety and competence

Electricians 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.

Compliance with building regulations

Contractors registered to NICEIC Building Regulations Schemes in England and Wales are authorised to self-certify their work to the Local Building Control Body.  This saves you both time and money when undertaking work that requires notification under the Building Regulations.

Insurance Backed Warranty

The NICEIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work done by contractors registered to the NICEIC Domestic Installer Scheme that is notifiable to Building Control.  Should any work be found not to comply with the Building Regulations and where the contractor is no longer in business we will have the work rectified by another NICEIC contractor at no extra cost. Remember to ask the contractor for a Part P certificate on completion of work. The certificate will have the IBW details on it. The financial limit placed on the remedial work is £25,000 for any one installation. The warranty is valid for a period of six years from the date of completion of the original work.

Guarantee of Standards / Complaints procedure

NICEIC expects its registered contractors to provide a quality service to their customers. If a customer and an Approved Contractor are unable to resolve an alleged deficiency in the technical standard of electrical work, the customer can make a formal complaint to NICEIC. NICEIC will help facilitate the negotiations between the contractor and the complainant and in certain cases can ask the contractor to rectify the work at no extra cost to the consumer.