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Feeling Safe at High Voltage – The Importance of Using Qualified Electricians
When it comes to hiring an electrician, it is extremely important to choose a fully qualified company with the proper credentials – NICEIC and CHAS approved contractors.
No matter the size of the job, whether you want a small lighting job done at your homer or you need your whole office rewiring, always ensure you pick a qualified, recommended electrical company.
Discover our top three reasons why choosing a qualified electrician is so important:
Safety assured on site
This is one of the most important things to consider when choosing your electrician. Electrical work can be extremely dangerous if not done correctly and could put your home and family in harm’s way.
One of the most common consequences caused by faulty electrical work is fires. So when hiring an electrical contractor, going for the cheapest option is not always the best and will often cost you more in the long run. Ensure the person or company you hire can prove they are fully qualified NICEIC contractors, otherwise this could be detrimental to your home and family.
Training and high standards testing
In order for companies to qualify for NICEIC certification, employees must undergo rigorous testing and training procedures to ensure they are fully competent to carry out works. This gives you peace of mind that your work is being carried out to the highest standards.
Not only are companies assessed to gain the qualification, NICEIC undertake regular assessments on all certified companies to ensure they continually meet their high standards.
Employing a company, such as Optical Facilities, who are NICEIC qualified ensures your work is going to be completed professionally and that the team working on your job has a wealth of knowledge on electrical instalments.
Having a team with a vast range of knowledge means that if a job becomes more complicated than expected, or any issues arise, they will be able to easily deal with it and create a solution.
Compliance to regulations
There are a lot of rules and regulations regarding electrical work and hiring a fully qualified electrician guarantees that all of the work being undertaken is compliant. If the work completed isn’t done in accordance with rules and regulations, it can be costly in the future it will likely go wrong and will need to be corrected.
This is particularly important if you are hiring an electrician as part of a larger, ongoing development project with tight deadlines, such as constructing new build homes or refitting out new business premises.
Certifications on completion of work
Qualified electricians will provide guarantees and certificates for all work undertaken, so you know exactly what work has been completed and have peace of mind that if anything goes wrong, they can fix it.
When selling your home, you will be asked to provide proof and certificates of all works undertaken, and if you have had serious work done on your home and don’t have the paperwork then this could be problematic.
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At Optical Facilities, our whole team is highly trained in all aspects of electrical installation, to ensure you are only getting the highest quality electrical work. We have built a fantastic reputation for quality with our clients nationwide.