Why you shouldn't DIY home electrics

In a world where DIY projects have become a trend, there's one area where taking matters into your own hands can have significant consequences

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Debbie Shields | Communications Manager
Consumer Press Release

In a world where DIY projects have become a trend, there's one area where taking matters into your own hands can have significant consequences – home electrics.

According to Electrical Safety First, nearly half of severe electric shocks result from DIY errors. The statistics speak volumes – 24% of people find themselves injured while attempting DIY (Electrical Times, 2020), and UK homeowners collectively spend over £6 billion fixing DIY mistakes (RISA, 2022). The solution? It's simple. We must leave our electrical work to the professionals.

However, your likely next question is: "How do I find a professional I can trust?" Well, that's where we step in.

At NICEIC, we certify over 37,000 businesses to ensure all their work meets safety standards. But we don't stop there. We also assess and certify renewable energy installers, plumbers, and gas and heating businesses. So, when you spot a business with the NICEIC logo, that means they meet the top technical and safety standards. In short? It's your sign that you're in safe hands.

But why go through the hassle of paying a professional when you can teach yourself for free? When it comes to home electrics, hiring an NICEIC-registered tradesperson isn't just about safety – it's about giving you peace of mind.


Get added reassurance
Each tradesperson will be able to supply you with certificates of compliance and is backed by comprehensive insurances and our unique Platinum Promise. This promise signifies their commitment to rectifying substandard work, offering extra protection for you and your investment.

Save time and money
NICEIC tradespeople have all the necessary insurance and policies, providing financial coverage should anything go wrong. Choosing an NICEIC-certified business upfront can save you from potentially costly repairs or replacements.

Keep you and your home safe
Safety is a paramount concern for both you and your home. That's why NICEIC-certified businesses undergo regular assessments to ensure compliance with the latest technical standards, reducing the risk of electrical hazards. It's a proactive approach that prioritises your wellbeing and the integrity of your property.

Meet legal compliances
Legal compliance is another crucial aspect to consider. For certain types of electrical work, having a certificate of compliance is not just a recommendation; it's a legal requirement. By choosing an NICEIC-certified business, you ensure that your projects meet the necessary legal standards, preventing any legal complications in the future.

The safest way to do DIY electrics, is not to do DIY electrics. Find a registered tradesperson today.