EICRs completed near Stoke Newington (GU1)
Do you care about the safety and efficiency of your electrics? It is essential that you know about the condition of your electrics, so we can intervene accordingly to ensure they are always safe. Problems with any system will present a fire risk or risk to life.
An ElCR, formerly known as a Periodic Inspection Report, will find out if there is anything that might cause an electric shock or if there is wear and tear that could be a safety risk. It will identify any areas where the installation does not comply with wiring regulations and it will write down all the results, so there is proof that the test has been done. This will create a record of the installation at a certain time, which can be a helpful guideline for future testing.
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.