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NICEIC

The NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors). To go to their directory of registered contractors and see the entry for A.I.K. Electrical.

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Part P

Part P was introduced to reassure householders that they are employing competent contractors when commissioning electrical work these two page links have valuable information including a fact-sheet on Part P (further information).

http://www.electricalsafetyregister.com/householders.html

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Fire Safety

It’s not only electrical faults that start fires, human error is often to blame. Whether it’s a badly wired plug or an iron left on – we all need to take more care. In 2007, the number of reported fires in UK homes started by accident was over 43,000. Of these, 19% were caused by electrical faults while a further 25% were caused by people not using electrical equipment and appliances properly.

And only a quarter of all fires in homes are reported to the Fire and Rescue Service, according to a recent Government survey.

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Fire Stat Table

Here are some of the sadder statistics about fires in the home. The statistics are from http://www.esc.org.uk/industry/policies-and-research/statistics/ Even I get shocked when I read these tables. There are many steps I can take with you to help improve on your homes safety for you and your family from testing your wiring & upgrading your fuse board if it needs it to installing interlinked smoke alarms that will wake a sleeping member of the household.

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Landlords

A.I.K. Electrical can also provide electrical tests on your property to give you a guide to the condition of the electrical condition. As an approved contractor A.I.K. Electrical can do this under the umbrella of the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors) – something that a domestic installer can’t do. If your property is not an HMO (house of multiple occupancy), you are not legally obliged to get your installation inspected and tested on a periodic basis. However, the ESC recommends that a periodic inspection and test is carried out by a registered electrician on your rental properties at intervals not exceeding five years, or on a change of tenancy. The electrician will then issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which details any damage, deterioration, defects or conditions within the installation that give rise, or potentially give rise, to danger. (Information from) http://www.esc.org.uk/public/guides-and-advice/guidance-for-landlords/

The property’s insurance policies may also be a consideration to having an up to date EICR in place.

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Jargon-Busters

Sometimes we forget that we (electricians) speak in a language of our own! This page help explain some of the terms we use.

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FAQ


Periodic Inspections (EICR) explained


RCDs explained


Fuse Boards explained

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