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Created On: 26 November 2012 10:27 PM
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 26 November 2012 10:27 PM
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Have a look at this article about the NICEIC.

Is it all true?

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 26 November 2012 10:31 PM
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Fom the article:




Around 12,500 fires a year occur from electrical faults



Is that true?

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 26 November 2012 10:51 PM
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Probably.

I was wondering about "The NICEIC itself is made up of representatives from 75 related associations, incorporating Public Electricity Distributors, the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the Institution of Incorporated Engineers, the Consumers' Association, the Electrical Contractors' Association and trade unions."

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 26 November 2012 11:39 PM
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This is the NICEIC name being hijacked. The article is written by BT to catch people looking for NICEIC Electricians. NICEIC may have given permission for the article but not the way it's being used. There don't seem to be many registered firms on the list and registered contractors should complain to the NICEIC re hijacking of the logo to promote non-members and organisations not even eligible for membership. I think I was approached to be on this list but the salesman was quite evasive so I didn't take it further. The names of well known contracting firms can be misused in a similar way to promote other businesses through search engine links to their websites
 27 November 2012 07:35 AM
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This is part of BT / Scoot sales (alleged) scam

They called me up and I told them I have my own electricians register

www.electriciansregister.co

The guy was a bit miffed when I suggested my website was better!

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 27 November 2012 01:54 PM
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"The NICEIC is a non-profit organisation"

Enough said!

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 27 November 2012 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by: cmatheson

Fom the article:



Around 12,500 fires a year occur from electrical faults



Is that true?


LOL

On this day in 1992 it was 8,764

On this day in 2002 it was 10,221

A bit like the radio show!!

If your divide 12,500 by propaganda you might get to a realistic figure.

DO NOT enter into any agreements with BT Customer Street over the phone and DO NOT give out your credit card details, ask them to send you the details in the post including the terms and conditions.

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"Take nothing but a picture,
leave nothing but footprints!"
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"Oh! The drama of it all."
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"You can throw all the philosophy you like at the problem, but at the end of the day it's just basic electrical theory!"
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Edited: 27 November 2012 at 05:08 PM by rocknroll
 27 November 2012 05:31 PM
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Wise words from RnR - these sites are complete parasites and inaccurate at that. Tap in my postcode and in their preferred listings at the top (for which you pay several hundred a year) is a company sixty miles away as the crow flies and another over 25 miles away - both with postcodes that bear no relation to my own. On the "free" list below are wholesalers, genuine sparks and oddities such as electric motor importers and my local branch of Dixons - hardly where I would go for a decent sparks.
 27 November 2012 08:26 PM
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I can add to RnR's comment, don't have a website from BT fullstop!

If you agree to have a website from BT Websolutions you will end up dealing with BT Customerstreet or more likely these days RSTO pretending they are BT and it will only end in grief for you.

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 27 November 2012 08:50 PM
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Good I am glad you are paying attention at last.

And now the legal bit why they would prefer you operate over the phone, verbal contracts are not covered by the Consumer Protection Act, under the law your recorded call becomes a 'legal instrument' and is seen as a 'business to business' contract with no cooling off period.

Be careful out there!!

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leave nothing but footprints!"
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"Oh! The drama of it all."
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"You can throw all the philosophy you like at the problem, but at the end of the day it's just basic electrical theory!"
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 27 November 2012 09:00 PM
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I put in my post code and found I was listed. I cannot remember ever requesting to be listed and have definitely not paid to be listed as I am a tight fisted xxxx
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