EICRs/Periodic electrical inspections near Penge (SM6)
Electrical inspection is essential to maintain the safety of your employees, tenants and anyone else who uses your building.
An electrical installation condition report (EICR) can be called many names, including a fixed wire test, periodic inspection report, home buyer electric report, commercial condition report, or a condition report electrical. The end goal of all these tests is the same: To ensure that your electrical installation is compliant with BS7671 of electrical regulations.
If you are a business, we understand the unique challenges you face with electrical testing and will complete this with minimal disruption to your business or working day. Our tests are designed to ensure not only safety of employees and the general public but are also designed to satisfy insurance purposes.
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.