Controlling Bodies

NICEIC ECA Construction Line Trust Mark


Spectrum Electrical are approved members of NICEIC, ECA, JIB, Construction Line and TrustMark


Spectrum (Electricial) Ltd has been an approved member of The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) since18th January 1985 with the current Managing Director being appointed as the Qualified Supervisor. UKAS certification was introduced by the NICEIC in 2002 with Spectrum (Electrical) Ltd being certified on 8th June that year. With the introduction of the NICEIC Domestic installer scheme Spectrum (Electrical) Ltd automatically became a member of the scheme there by enabling the notification of Electrical installation works of a domestic nature to relevant building Control Offices, as became the requirement that time. The NICEIC notification scheme is in conducted online in a fast and efficient manner which does not require notification before commencement of work. The NICEIC is a Consumer Safety Organisation of which large numbers of Electrical Contractors are voluntary members. The NICEIC recognised by building industry ,Local Authorities, NHS , Central Government , Commerce and Industry to show an Electrical Contractors Competence and Safety.

The Main Benefits of using an NICEIC contractor are:-

  • Safety and Competence
  • Compliance with Building Regulations.
  • Insurance Backed Warranty.
  • Guarantee of standards Scheme.
  • Indepedent Complaints Procedure.

For full information see the NICEIC website.


Spectrum (Electrical ) Ltd gained membership of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) on the 29th July 1987 which also requires the maintenance of professional standards as a requirement of Membership. The ECA originally brought the NICEIC into being in the form of a charitable trust along with the Electrical Safety Council but it has become an entity in its own right. The critia for membership of the ECA is as follows;-

  • Comply with the ECA,s Rules, Standing Orders and Bylaws.9 which may be obtained on Website
  • Abide by the Code of Fair Trading
  • Carry out safe electrical work that complies with the latest wiring Regulations laid down the British standard Intuition (BSI) and the Intuition of Engineering Technology (IET) and all other relevant Building Regulation and BritishStandards .
  • Demonstrate technical competence on joining and at regular intervals.
  • be registered with any one of the government approved Full Scope Competent Person schemes for Part P of the building Regulations.
  • Have a proven track record in the Electrical Contracting Industry.
  • Hold full public and employer’s liability Insurances.
  • Have a written, dated and signed Health and Safety Policy Statement.
  • Produce appropriate Risk Assements and Method statements.
  • Be subject to ECA,s Customers Compliant Procedure.


JIB Joint Industrial Board for Electrical Contracting

  • Membership number No.Z1862600.



Spectrum (Electrical) Ltd is a member of Contructionline which is a U.K register of Pre-qualified Construction Services with registration No.96396.
Constructionline works in conjunction with the government to provide lists of qualified contactors in particular fields of expertise to enable buyers in construction, industry, and government quickly and efficiently obtain quotations for work without full vetting procedures. Pre-qualification by Constructionline are a based on confirming to the following requirements.

  • SSIP Safety Schemes in Procurement.
  • Equality and Humans Rights Act.
  • Environment Agency.
  • OGC  Constructionline is accredited by the Office of Government Commerce.


Additional information maybe obtained from the Construction Line website.


Trustmark is a government endorsed/licensed body which is supported by local consumer protection groups and is generally targeted at domestic and small commercial undertakings were the general public can obtain a reliable tradesman or company suited to their requirements.

What is TrustMark
TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 plus scheme operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark scheme operators to promote improved RMI sector standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these scheme operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.

What makes selecting TrustMark tradesmen so worthwhile?

  • A firm's technical skills have been independently checked through regular on-site inspections, as well as checks on their trading record and financial status;
  • Firms have signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and customer care;
  • The approved scheme operator has checked and will continue to monitor the firm's quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction;
  • Firms are able to offer an Insurance Backed Warranty;
  • Deposit Protection Insurance is available for consumers in the event a firm should cease trading;
  • Firms will be able to tell you about any building regulations you must comply with and may also be able to provide appropriate certificates;
  • If you have a problem or disagreement with the firm, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue;
  • The scheme is fully supported by Government, the building industry and consumer protection groups.

All of these checks will give you - Peace of Mind

If a firm displays our TrustMark logo you know that we have approved and inspected the firm through one of our scheme operators and found that the firm meets the required Government endorsed criteria as described above. Find out more on how to avoid rogue traders.

Important Note:
When employing a TrustMark tradesman always check they are 'licensed' for all the trades / work you are asking them to carry out. This can be done by looking on our website by searching under the 'trade' then 'their company name' and finally 'more information' - you will then see a list of the 'only' trades that the firm is licensed for under the protection and standards offered by TrustMark.

Additional information maybe obtain at the TrustMark website.