City and Guilds certificates in Electrical Installation ensure the recipient has the practical experience to professionally design and install or inspect and test electrical installations.The certificates show that your Electrician is a fully qualified installer and testing engineer who is up to date with the national requirement for the industry ( BS 7671 ).
NICEIC has been assessing the technical competence of electricians for over 50 years. The aim is to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations anywhere. To achieve this, NICEIC maintain a register of qualified, competent electricians. They look at a representative sample of the contractor’s work, their premises, documentation, equipment, and the competence of their key supervisory staff. Once contractors become registered with NICEIC, they are re-assessed on a yearly basis to ensure high standards.
Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010. The purpose of the Gas Safe Register is to protect the public from unsafe gas work. It does this in two main ways, operation of the Register itself e.g. ensuring that the list of competent and qualified engineers is accurate and up-to-date, inspecting the work of Gas Safe registered engineers and investigating reports of illegal gas work. The second area is to conduct public awareness campaigns to raise awareness of gas safety issues.
Using a technician or installer who is registered with OFTEC can reduce costs because they can self-certify their work and so avoid building inspection fees.The scheme is designed to promote training and competence within the industry, and will allow you to identify ‘cowboys’, untrained, or incompetent workmen.Competent persons must be properly trained and are inspected by OFTEC to ensure that their work is of a recognised standard. When you use an OFTEC registered technician, you ensure that the works comply with building regulations