Under the Health and Safety Act 1974 (click here) all employers are responsible for their employee’s health and safety in the workplace. This means that all businesses should have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) carried out at least every five years. This is an in depth report that details any necessary electrical work needed in order to ensure that your business meets the Health and Safety regulations. These regulations also apply to landlords who are responsible for their tenant’s electrical safety.
An EICR report will show:
- If there are any potential safety risks which may cause electric shocks or a fatality
- The extent of any wear and tear/damage which may affect the safety of your business
- If electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded
- If there is any poor electrical work
- If there any parts of your wiring instillation that does not meet the IEE Wiring Regulations
Once an inspection has been carried out a report will be generated and any findings and recommendations discussed with you.
We can produce two types of report for you depending on your request:
Visual condition report – this is a less comprehensive report and does not include testing and we would only recommend this if your electrical systems had been tested recently. Also faults may be noted during PAT testing which is carried out to check all portable electrical appliances.
Periodic inspection report – this is a full report which includes all the testing as above and is the most requested report for businesses.
Carrying out an Electrical Instillation Condition Report can also pre-empt electrical issues which could save your business time and money. They can also be requested for insurance purposes.
For more information call MCT Electrical Services on 01283 240264 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be happy to contact you.