Commercial condition reports and EICRs in and around Copthorne (RH10)
Over time electrical installations will be worn down with use and this can lead to the system becoming dangerous. The most common type of electrical test is an EICR and this will provide a thorough inspection of your system and a list of recommendations and remedial actions that need to be made.
Although homeowners do not have a legal obligation to check the condition of the installation in the property, it is always safe to get the system checked periodically. The test will:
- Check the suitability of earthing and bonding.
- Examine the suitability of the switch and control gear, so if the fuse board has a wooden back and cast iron switches, these will need to be updated.
- Check the serviceability of the light fittings, sockets and switches. For example, if there are any round light switches or older round-pin sockets, these will need to be updated.
- Look at the extent of any deterioration, damage or wear and tear.
- Look at any changes in the premises that may have compromised the wiring.
- Check to see if RCDs are in place and other protective measures.
- Look at the type of wiring and its condition.
If you are a commercial customer, employers have a duty of care towards their employees as part of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and therefore must have regular EICRs. Landlords must comply with their legal obligations set out in the Landlords and Tenants Act 1985.
Business owner and landlords should have tests every five years, with a change of occupancy or on the recommendation of a professional electrician. We can advise you about your legal obligations and appropriate testing schedule and supply a quotation at any time.
Crawley home buyer electrical reports and electrical inspections
Once you have found your dream home, it is always wise to have the electrics checked by a qualified electrician. This is the only way to be certain that the electrics are in good working order and safe because a survey will not cover the electrics in any depth.
If your new property also needs work, we cover a wide range of home improvement and building renovation services including building works, plumbing, decorating and Smart Home technology.