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The main Benefits for customers:
An indication to clients that a business is reputable, reliable and works to the industry standards.
An assurance to clients that electrical installation work is covered by NICEIC’s Complaints Procedure and Guarantee of Standards Scheme.
The main Benefits for contractrors:
Technical information from local NICEIC Field Engineers and NICEIC Head Office technical staff.
Practical advice and guidance on electrical installation and related matters from NICEIC’s Connections magazine.
A wide range of the distinctive NICEIC certificate and report forms.
NICEIC technical publications including NICEIC book on Inspection, Testing and Certification.
Electrical Safety Council technical manual, produced on CD Rom, providing advice and guidance on applying the requirements of BS 7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition) and related British Standards.
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To be eligible for enrolment with NICEIC, a business must:
Be directly engaged in electrical installation work
Have traded, directly undertaking electrical installation work, for at least six months under its existing ‘trading title’
Have premises and equipment appropriate to the range and scale of electrical work undertaken
Have test instruments suitable for carrying out the range of tests required by BS 7671
Maintain a record of the accuracy and consistency of test instruments used for certification and reporting purposes
Have at least two million pounds public liability insurance
Hold current editions of British Standards and other technical reference documents relevant to the range and scale of electrical work undertaken including BS 7671, Electrical Safety Council Technical manual, NICEIC Inspection, Testing and Certification book and the Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations
Make available for inspection sufficient completed electrical work across the range normally undertaken. The work must have been carried out during the previous six months under the business’ current trading title. The work should comply with BS 7671 and relevant Codes of Practice and guidance documents
Employ competent persons to undertake electrical work who are adequately and appropriately supervised
Maintain a record of complaints made about the technical standard of electrical work carried out, together with the details of the remedial action taken, if any, to resolve the complaints
Appoint an appropriate person as a Principal Duty Holder and nominate one or more suitable Qualified Supervisors, as required by NICEIC, meeting the requirements detailed in this Guide. A Principal Duty Holder may also be nominated as a Qualified Supervisor. In the case of a sole trader, the individual will be the Principal Duty Holder and should propose himself as the Qualified Supervisor
Submit an application for enrolment for each enterprise carrying out electrical installation work and for each address from which it is arranged or carried out
Have a written Health and Safety Policy Statement and carry out risk assessments as appropriate.
A Principal Duty Holder is a person appointed by the business who has responsibility for the maintenance of the overall standard and quality of the electrical installation work undertaken by the business from a particular location.
Principal Duty Holders are not subject to assessment by NICEIC.
An appointed Principal Duty Holder must:
Have responsibility for all matters relating to enrolment and be the focal point for communication with NICEIC
Be a full-time principal or senior manager of the business having an understanding of, and responsibility for, the health and safety and other legal requirements relating to the range of electrical work under taken by the business
Be responsible for the assignment of electrical work to the Qualified Supervisor(s)
Be responsible for ensuring that all work undertaken or arranged is carried out by competent persons who are adequately and appropriately supervised
Be responsible for ensuring that the appropriate certificates and reports are issued for all completed electrical work
A Qualified Supervisor is an electrically competent person with specific responsibility, on a day to day basis, for the safety, technical standard and quality of electrical installation work under his/her supervision.
A Qualified Supervisor is also responsible for:
Ensuring that the results of inspection and testing of electrical work are recorded correctly
on the appropriate certificates or reports
Ensuring that the business’ premises, equipment, documentation and records are available for inspection when required by NICEIC
Safeguarding all unused NICEIC forms of certification and reporting against loss, theft and misuse
A proposed Qualified Supervisor must:
Be directly employed by the business on a full-time basis
Have at least two consecutive years supervisory or managerial responsibility for the standard of electrical installation work. In the case of a sole trader, a two-year trading period will satisfy this requirement if the required managerial or supervisory experience has not been gained elsewhere
Satisfy the technical training and/or experience requirements detailed in the schedule shown on the adjacent page
Be conversant with the Electricity at Work Regulations,current edition of BS 7671, and the Codes of Practice and guidance documents relevant to the range of electrical work undertaken
Be fully versed in the inspection, testing, verification, certification and reporting procedures for the range of electrical work undertaken
The proposed Qualified Supervisor should hold a current 17th Edition qualification
If the proposed Qualified Supervisor does not currently hold a 17th Edition qualification, a 16th Edition
qualification will be accepted as long as a 17th Edition qualification is obtained within one year.
Plus City and Guilds 2391-10 or 2392-10 (Inspection, Testing and Certification)
Acceptable 17th Edition qualifications
• City & Guilds 2382-10 Certificate in requirements for Electrical Installation (BS7671:2008)
• City & Guilds 2382-20 Certificate in requirements for Electrical Installation Update (BS7671:2008)
• Or acceptable equivalent
Acceptable 16th Edition qualifications
City & Guilds 2380/2381 (16th Edition Wiring Regulations)
City & Guilds 2386
City & Guilds 2360-Part 2 Theory
City & Guilds 2350 (must have all modules)
City & Guilds 2400 (must have all modules)
City & Guilds NVQ Level 3
City & Guilds 2330 (Parts1, 2 & 3)
The above 16th edition qualifications must have been achieved post – June 1993
(except C&G 2380/2381/2386 - which must have been achieved post – June 1992).
The enrolment procedure is straightforward.
An application for enrolment will be processed as soon as it is received by NICEIC.
The following items need to be provided by the business to enable the application to proceed:
The completed application form
Credit card details or a cheque covering the application fee.
NICEIC considers the main, or the only, address from which electrical contracting work is undertaken to be the business’ ‘Head Office’. Any other address from which the business undertakes electrical work is designated a ‘Branch’. For a business to become enrolled with NICEIC, a separate application must be made for each address from which electrical contracting work is arranged or carried out.
Preliminary application assessment visit
On receipt of the completed application form and fee, the information will be forwarded to the local Field Engineer who will arrange to carry out a half-day preliminary application assessment visit as soon as possible. The visit will normally take place within five weeks of receipt of the application.
Supplementary documentation will be sent to the business for completion prior to the visit.
The purpose of a preliminary application assessment visit
is to explain the enrolment requirements in detail and help the business to prepare for the subsequent assessment. The Field Engineer will review the extent to which the business and key personnel are likely to satisfy the requirements of the NICEIC Rules Relating to Enrolment and will:
Explain the assessment process and the role of the Principal Duty Holder and the Qualified Supervisor
Assist, if necessary, with the completion of the supplementary documentation, and review the resources required, including technical reference documents and test instruments
Discuss the requirement to provide appropriate standard certificates and reports to clients, and to give guidance where necessary on their completion
Review the training and experience of the proposed Qualified Supervisor(s)
Identify any significant likely non-compliances with the requirements of the NICEIC Rules which the business will need to address prior to the assessment visit
Provide any other general advice and guidance on the requirements for enrolment.
To enable the business to gain the most benefit from the visit, both the Principal Duty Holder and the proposed Qualified Supervisor(s) must be available to discuss the application with the Field Engineer.
It would be helpful if some or all of the following could be available for review:
Samples of completed certificates/reports
A list of any complaints made about the technical standards of the business’ work, together with the details of the remedial action taken to resolve them.
Health and safety policy
Record of accuracy and consistency of test
instruments used for certification and reporting
At the end of the preliminary application assessment visit, the Field Engineer will provide a copy of a report identifying the items discussed and areas, if any, where the business needs to change to comply with the Rules. Where it is agreed that the necessary remedial action, if any, can be implemented quickly, a firm date for the assessment visit can be agreed with the Field Engineer at this time.
Where more significant action is required, the business will be invited to write to NICEIC Head Office when they consider they are ready for assessment.
Assessment visits by a Field Engineer are programmed into their schedule of work and the appointment will normally be made at least five weeks in advance of the visit. However, it may be possible to arrange for an earlier assessment if the Field Engineer’s diary permits.
The business may request a further preliminary application assessment visit to be made by the Field Engineer if this would be helpful. In such cases, an additional fee will be payable.
When all necessary preparations and actions identified during the preliminary application assessment visit have been completed, the business will be ready for assessment.
The Field Engineer will begin the assessment at the business’ trading address. The assessment will normally last a full day. Both the Principal Duty Holder and the proposed Qualified Supervisor(s) must be available for the opening meeting where the Field Engineer will explain the assessment process.