Why Do I Need Electrical Installation Testing For My Business?
It is highly recommended that all commercial properties have their fixed wiring and installations checked on a regular basis. The minimum is five years for commercial shops and offices. For industrial and entertainment venues, this reduces down to one – three years.
As part of English law, you are required to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act. This covers the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations under BS 7671.
Benefits Of Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
The EICR can unearth a number of issues with your electrical infrastructure, including:
- Find potential shock risks and fire hazards.
- Identify defective work or wear and tear.
- Highlight lack of earthing or bonding.
- Reveal if any of your circuits or equipment is overloaded.
Aside from helping you to identify any potential health and safety risks, there are a number of other benefits for getting an EICR for a commercial property.
The EICR will fulfil a business owner’s duty of care to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations, which is law. Electrical wiring regulations and guidelines go through regular updates. Hiring a professional electrician that is fully qualified and accredited will help your premises stay as safe as possible. The latest regulation updates include improvements regarding protection against electric and thermal shock and voltage or electromagnetic disturbances.
Some commercial building insurers will expect you to carry out more regular electrical testing as part of the agreement. They will expect you to have an up-to-date EICR report as proof that your hardwired electrical installations are safe and compliant.
You could even save money on overheads and avoid the disruption of downtime due to electrical faults. By preempting and preventing electrical issues, you’re less likely to deal with emergency repair works. You can identify potential issues, and make any necessary replacements or repairs.
Find out about our fully accredited Electrical Inspection and Testing service. Contact Remark Group today to discuss your electrical testing requirements.