Periodic Electrical Testing and inspections near Wrecclesham (GU10)
Are you thinking about buying a property and require a home buyer electric test? Perhaps you are an employer and require an EICR to be carried out on your commercial property to make sure your employees are working in a safe environment? Or maybe you are a landlord who is looking for an electrician to complete electrical safety audits?
We can ensure that your electrical system or installation is fully checked and in a satisfactory condition, in accordance with current IET Wiring Regulations. Businesses and landlords are required by law to get an EICR done regularly but it is good practice to regularly check your home electrics, in the same way that you service your car.
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.