What is EICR and how often do I need electrical testing in my Stockwell property?
If you are a homeowner, the recommending period for having an EICR is every 10 years. But if you are a landlord your obligations to ensuring the safety of your tenants is paramount and therefore electrical safety certificates are an important part of that remit. By law, landlords must have an EICR or periodic inspection every five years. The in-depth and thorough test, carried out by our electricians will help ensure that no underlying electrical issues go unnoticed, potentially putting tenants at risk. Over time, all electrical systems will show signs of degradation and wear and tear from general use. Sockets might become loose or wires exposed, and it is essential that you have a qualified electrician to perform periodical safety checks on your systems. Read our blog about electrical safety in old properties.
Likewise, if you own a commercial property, it is your responsibility to make sure your employees are not at risk from electric shocks or even fires from damaged wiring, sockets or light-fittings or faulty appliances like kettles or cookers.
If you can’t produce a valid report on the state of your electrical system and appliances you will be at fault and employees could seek legal action against you. This might result in potential criminal damage charges, a fine or even imprisonment.
As a landlord, it is recommended that you have an EICR every five years or when new tenants move in and our friendly, professional team are just the engineers to carry out such a task.
EICRs, commercial condition reports and NICEIC-approved testing near Brixton
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