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EICR Report London


What is an EICR Report?

As a landlord, property owner, or building manager in London, you must keep your property safe. Whether employed or a guest, everyone who visits your workplace needs to be confident in your PAT testing and electrical safety. One way to achieve this is through fixed wire testing and obtaining an EICR report or an Electrical Installation Condition Report. Your report involves checking the safety of electrical systems or installations in buildings and sites. It covers all of the hardwiring in a building, including main panels, distribution boards, socket outlets, lighting, and air conditioning.

The role of fixed wire testing in your commercial property’s Health & Safety system can’t be overstated. Wiring regulation is essential to maintaining the safety of your property and its inhabitants. It is a legal requirement to comply with existing legislation around electrical systems and equipment in the workplace, so we encourage you to take it seriously. Many insurance companies will also request that you carry out periodic fixed wire testing.

At Kiasu Workforce, we have a team of expert electricians who can conduct fixed wire testing to a high safety standard. 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. Still, it can be hazardous, so testing electrical installations and completing repairs is crucial. Electrical work can deteriorate over time due to general wear and tear, accidental damage, natural corrosion, and overuse, among other factors.

Suppose the electrical installations in a property aren’t regularly inspected. In that case, 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. Regular testing and remedial action against faults will help protect you, your property, tenants, and customers.

 

What Does a Fixed Wire Test Involve?

To get an EICR report, you must complete 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.

We will produce a detailed Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) once we’ve inspected the primary wiring systems of your electrical installations, and we are satisfied with their safety. Your London-based property will be surveyed carefully in our hands.

The EICR tests 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 was a new regulation for all rented properties, meaning that landlords must pay more attention to EICRs. The new legislation means that landlords and housing agents must ensure that all fixed electrical installations are not pointlessly inspected without completing repairs. Electrical work needs to be tested, serviced and repaired by a professional every five years as a minimum. EICR certificate costs and following remedial works are worth their weight in gold for peace of mind on the safety of your rental properties.

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. It would also be sensible to supply the latest electrical certificates to a new tenant before they occupy the property. Prospective tenants can request current and historic 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. The team at Kiasu Workforce can save you hassle before it begins, surveying your electrical circuits and completing repairs. You can rest assured you’ll have every document required to prove your dedication to electrical safety.

 

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.