Do I need an EICR in Hersham, KT10?
If you have ever wondered if you need an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) in Hersham or Brooklands, 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 near KT10, 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.
NICEIC-approved electrical testing in Hersham: How often are tests needed?
It is advised that a domestic condition test in Hersham is carried out at regular intervals, depending on the use of the building.
Other factors may include:
- Environmental conditions, so in areas where there is lots of water, systems may need to be checked more regularly
- On the recommendation of the electrician if the installation is older
- If the property owner is concerned about the condition of the installation
- When there is any change to the usage of the property, such as when a rental property has new tenants
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