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What is an EICR Report?

As a landlord, property owner, or building manager in London, you have a duty to keep your property and everyone who works at or visits your workplace safe. One way to achieve this is through fixed wire testing and obtaining an EICR report or an Electrical Installation Condition Report. This involves checking the safety of electrical systems or installations in buildings and sites. It covers all of the hardwiring in a building and includes main panels, distribution boards, socket outlets, lighting, and air conditioning.

The role of fixed wire testing in the Health & Safety system of your commercial property can’t be overstated – it’s essential to maintaining the safety of your property and its inhabitants. There is existing legislation in place around electrical systems and equipment in the workplace that you have to comply with. Many insurance companies require you to carry out periodic fixed wire testing.

At Kiasu Workforce, we have a team of expert electricians that can conduct fixed wire testing to a high standard, and we strive to work around your opening hours to ensure minimal disruption. We work on properties throughout London.

 

Why Should You Obtain an EICR Report?

It’s easy to take electricity for granted, but it can be hazardous, so it needs to be properly checked and maintained. Electrical installations can deteriorate over time due to general wear and tear, accidental damage, natural corrosion, and overuse, among other factors.

If the electrical installations in a property aren’t regularly inspected, it can result in shocks, severe burns, and death, as well as fires and explosions that cause extensive property damage. We can minimise those risks by helping you maintain a proper schedule of periodic inspections and testing that will help protect you, your property, your tenants, and your customers.

 

What Does a Fixed Wire Test Involve?

To get an EICR report, you must go through fixed wire testing. Fixed wire testing involves performing visual inspections and electrical tests on all systems in the building. We can arrange for this to occur outside of regular working hours, enabling us to carry out checks and testing more quickly and efficiently – with disruption to employees and customers kept to a minimum.

After our qualified experts inspect and test the primary wiring system of an electrical installation in your London-based property, we’ll produce a detailed Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR.

The EICR report will give you a thorough assessment regarding the condition of the electrical wiring and components installed on your property and provide recommendations for actions to be taken. It could reveal several problems that would need to be addressed, including any high fire or shock risks that would otherwise go unnoticed.

 

Landlord Electrical Certificates

As of July 2020, there will be a new regulation for all rented properties, meaning that landlords must pay more attention to EICRs. The new legislation will mean that landlords and housing agents must ensure that all fixed electrical installations are not just inspected, but tested by a professional every five years as a minimum, in the rented accommodation they own.

When the installations are inspected, the landlord must obtain an EICR and supply this to the tenant within 28 days. Alongside this, they must retain a copy themselves until the next inspection is due.

Suppose your local housing authority requests a report. In that case, you must provide it within seven days, and the latest electrical certificates must be supplied to a new tenant before they begin to occupy the property. Prospective tenants can also request these EICRs, and the landlords must provide a copy within 28 days.

Failure to comply with this new regulation can result in financial penalties of up to £30 000 for landlords.

 

Who Should Produce Your EICR Report?

You should always ensure a specialist produces your EICR report. Our team has the experience and expertise to support you with any fixed wire testing requirements for your London-based property. We offer a 24-hour service, and there are no additional charges for working outside of regular working hours, so you can trust Kiasu Workforce to deliver expert service at a competitive price.

 

If you’re looking for commercial fixed wire testing, including an EICR report, contact our team of fully qualified electricians today. Give our dedicated helpdesk team a call on 0208 988 1662 or email us at enquiries@kiasugroup.co.uk.