Commercial condition reports completed near Hounslow (TW12)
To comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 all employers and landlords are required to maintain their electrical installations and systems to prevent risk. The only way to do this is to carry out regular EICRs (formerly known as Periodic Inspection Reports) in accordance with the current edition of BS7671.
Doing this test will ensure your obligations have been met under the Health and Safety at Work Act and will provide an important record for any business and their insurers. We can carry out EICRs on all commercial properties, including offices, factories, retail and leisure units, and others. Many faults can be identified at an early stage, when they are quick and easy to repair, rather than leaving them, so they become more costly and difficult to fix further down the line.
Feltham home buyer’s electric reports
According to the Electrical Safety Council, almost two-thirds of homebuyers do not get the electrics of their new property checked before making this important purchase. This means that the electrics could be faulty or even dangerous and without a test, you will never know.
We offer comprehensive EICRs or home buyer electric reports, carried out by our qualified local electrical contractors, so we can highlight any potential problems or any areas the installation does not meet current standards. Read our blog about whether your house needs rewiring.
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.