In the UK, there are several bodies that a professional electrician can be registered with, to demonstrate their competence. The electrician needs to be registered with at least two of these bodies to be considered safe and professional. The bodies are listed below.
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC)
NICEIC is a major competent person scheme for electricians in the UK, which has existed for over 60 years. Membership is voluntary but all members are held to the highest standards through regular inspections. More than 25,000 electrical contractors are registered with this body in the UK.
Part P Register
The Part P of the Building Regulations mandates that electricians ensure that all electrical installations are safe. Professional electricians can only meet this requirement by registering with a competent person scheme like the NICEIC above. Contractors that register with the scheme can self-certify that their work is compliant with all building regulations.
British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE)
This independent registration body isfor third-party certified fire protection companies. If the electrician offers fire protection services of any kind, they must be rated by this body. The rating states that the company can indeed carry out fire protection services using the highest quality equipment and products.
This certification is one of the many standards within the ISO 9000 range. Electrical companies with this certification must constantly provide quality service for all clients.
The Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT), founded in 1945, is a body that represents leading companies in the electrical and mechanical sectors. Its members are industry leaders and can, therefore, be trusted with large-scale projects.