Check Your Electrician is Competent
Only electricians registered with a government approved body (such as NICEIC or ELECSA) are able to self-certify and notify the work on your behalf. So it is important that your electrician is on the registered competent person Government scheme.
Using an electrician registered with a Government-approved scheme (England and Wales) to undertake electrical installation work in your home provides you with the assurance that:
They work to the British Standard for electrical safety (BS 7671)
They meet strict entry requirements, which take account of qualifications, skills, knowledge, experience and insurance policies
Their work is regularly assessed by a Government-approved Scheme Operator to ensure their ongoing competence and that it meets the correct standards
They will give you a BS7671 certificate to confirm that their work has been designed, inspected and tested in line with the BS7671 electrical safety standard. If the work is notifiable, they will also arrange a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate to confirm compliance with Building Regulations, which should be issued to you by their Scheme Operator within 30 days of the completion of the installation.
They are permitted to self-certify their work against the Building Regulations, saving you the need to notify the work with your Local Authority Building Control department
They have valid insurance policies in place, including Public Liability Insurance
All Government-approved scheme operators have a complaints procedure, which means they will investigate complaints about registered electricians who have not complied with technical standards
They have been authorised by Government to self-certify that their work is compliant with Building Regulations.
The Registered Competent Person Electrical search facility lists all electricians registered to work for householders in England and Wales, making finding the right person for the job easier than ever before.
All electricians listed and permitted to display the mark are registered with an electrical Competent Person Scheme Operator, and have been authorised by Government to self-certify that their work is compliant with Building Regulations. This means they meet strict entry requirements, their work is regularly assessed, demonstrating their ability and ongoing competence, and that it meets the correct standards.
To start using the Registered Competent Person Electrical search facility, simply enter your postcode to find a registered electrician near you. Alternatively, search by company name to see whether an electrician you may be considering is listed as registered.
Search results for Cleva Solutions are shown here and shows that we are registered with the NICEIC
(National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting)
The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is one of several organisations which regulates the training and work of electrical enterprises in the UK.