Hire our electric contractors for NICEIC approved testing in St Pancras
This area of the capital is full of homes and businesses, so it’s important the services you need are only a call away. EICRs or periodic electrical inspections are essential if you’re due to have another one completed, there’s a change of occupancy, or it’s required after circumstances which could have left the electrics in an unsafe condition. If you’re a commercial business or landlord, you must comply with all health and safety law which applies to you.
We offer electrical condition reports near St Pancras and Holborn for a variety of different premises, including residential buildings, houses, cafes and restaurants, nightclubs and bars, schools, retail establishments and more. When we carry out the EICR, we’ll take a look at various elements of the system and circuits, providing you with a report for your records.
However, you must take action if indicated by any of the findings. If we discover electrics in need of immediate action, such as exposed live wiring, you’ll need emergency repairs carried out. If you’d like to book any work with our electricians, we’ll assist you in doing so, and we can often isolate dangerous electrics while on site.
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.