Electrical Testing and Inspection

The Electrical Safety Council and wiring regulations recommend that every domestic property and business premises is periodically inspected and tested.

WHAT IS A LANDLORD CERTIFICATE (EICR)?

Otherwise known as an “ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONDITION REPORT”

It is an inspection to assess the condition and safety of an existing electrical installation.

This is accomplished by carrying out a series of tests to make sure the electrical installation continues to conform to the required national safety standard.

  • Highlights the condition/deterioration of existing cables
  • Identifies potential electric shock or fire hazards
  • Brings to light potential immediately dangerous situations
  • Uncovers if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are possibly overloaded
  • Provides a circuit schedule

WHO NEEDS AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONDITION REPORT?

All Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors.

Sector Periodic Recommendations:

  • 10 years for households, domestic dwellings, every change of occupancy for tenancy
  • 5 years for commercial sectors (offices, shops, hospitals, schools)
  • 3 years for industrial sectors
  • 1 year for any special locations such as swimming pools, petrol stations, medical locations 
Our highly skilled electricians and technicians have the relevant skills to complete and certify any electrical installation within the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.


WHY IS AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONDITION REPORT RECOMMENDED?

To safeguard households, tenants, members of staff and premises, members of the public.

It identifies, by listing observations, example: switches and sockets can sustain damage, cables deteriorate, infrastructure, connections can become loose overtime.

You have ‘duty of care’ obligations to have your electrics periodically inspected and tested.

Electrical Installation Condition Report for Landlords and Agents:

  • The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 landlords, or agents acting on their behalf, are responsible for tenants’ electrical safety. This means carrying out an EICR every five years or every change of occupancy, whichever is sooner.

Electrical Installation Condition Report for Businesses:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states: Employers are responsible for employee’s health and safety in the workplace. Businesses should have an EICR carried out on their properties at least every five years.

*Companies that fail to protect workers from electrical shocks and burns are regularly prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive

Electrical testing and inspection provided by United Electrical, electrical contractors based in abingdon offering domestic and commercial electrical services

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Please do not hesitate to call us or alternatively you can email us or use our contact form to discuss your requirements.

Telephone United Electrical Limited 07866 493 963 or 07584 260 074
Email United Electrical Limited info@utdelectrical.com

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