Did you know that electrical testing has been around for almost a century? Obviously electronic products have changed dramatically over the years, requiring standards to evolve with the changes in technology. But did you know that around 4 people every day are injured or killed in fires related to electrical faults?
Not all companies and consumers fully understand the importance of proper electrical testing. Finding and eliminating shock hazards are the primary reason for electrical safety testing. Shock hazards can vary from a tingling sensation to a lethal jolt. It’s bad enough for an adult to receive an electric shock but it’s much more severe for a child.
The electrical equipment used for testing has dramatically improved over time. It now gives higher accuracy and data capture to ensure all electrical installations and appliances are safe to operate.
Typical Questions we are asked:
Does my business need an electrical inspection report?
All electrical systems deteriorate over time so it’s important to inspect and test electrical installations regularly. These have to be done a qualified electrician. The minimum requirement is every five years to satisfy your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
What is a landlord responsible for?
If you are a landlord or an agent you are responsible for all electrical systems on behalf of your tenants under the terms of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. An inspection should be carried out each time there is a change of tenant to ensure nothing has been tampered with.
Do I need an electrical safety check for my home?
Yes definitely, every home should have an Electrical Condition Report (EICR). Just like getting an MOT for your car, or your boiler serviced you should get all the electrical wiring and appliances checked by a qualified electrician. Because electrical appliances and installations deteriorate you might not be aware of the potential dangers for your family, so an EICR will give you peace of mind.
What will the inspection check?
Earthing and bonding, wiring condition, the serviceability of switches, controls, sockets and condition of appliances and fuse boards. Once completed you will be given an Electrical Condition Report (EICR). This is a legal requirement if you are letting or selling a property.
If you have a business and are looking to rent out your property then you must have an EICR to comply with Health and Safety regulations. If you are buying or renting a property then you should ask for an EICR to be carried out.
Southern Energy Solutions have fully qualified electricians who can carry out Electrical Condition Reports for Business premises as well as domestic homes. We can also help with any other electrical installations you may require.
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