Do I need an EICR?
If you have ever wondered if you need an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report), the answer is yes. Whether you own your own home or a property, which you rent out, or you are responsible for a non-domestic property, an EICR is always necessary.
Home-owners: Whilst it may not be a legal requirement within owner-occupied homes to have an EICR, home owners should have their electrics tested regularly, to ensure they are safe to use and are functioning correctly. This will minimise the chance of electrical faults, which could lead to electric shocks or fire and even be a risk to life. EICRs are often recommended during the house buying and selling process.
Businesses: Employers are legally responsible for the health and safety of their employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. They are also required to safeguard staff against the risk of injury sustained from electricity used during work conditions under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Landlords: Landlords have a duty of care towards their tenants under The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985, and this ensures checking the electrics within their rental properties are safe at the start of a tenancy and maintained throughout. EICRs for both landlords and businesses provide proof that they have met their legal obligations and are often required for insurance purposes.
Chislehurst home buyer electric test: What is this?
Are you thinking about buying a new home in the area? Did you know that an ordinary survey does not look at the electrical installation in any depth? According to figures from Electrical Safety First, in 2014 to 2015, only 37 percent of people had the electrics in their new home tested before purchase and over a third went onto discover problems with their systems.
This is something that could be easily avoided with a simple test. We can liaise with your sellers or estate agent to ensure the electrics in your prospective property are safe and up to date.
For NICEIC-approved testing in Chislehurst, contact us now
Call us on 020 8265 2061 to schedule your electrical safety test or audit. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org