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Does my business need an EICR?

Since April 2021, all landlords of privately rented properties are legally required to conduct an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) every 5 years or with a change of tenancy.  

When it comes to commercial property, there is currently no direct legal requirement to have an up-to-date EICR; yet many commercial landlords and business owners may find that an EICR inspection meets other safety, insurance and legal requirements. For example, the ‘Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)’ and the ‘Electricity at Work Regulations 1989’, which provides guidance for what employers should have in place for the electrical safety of their employees, customers and visitors.  

What to expect with an EICR inspection

Our qualified electricians will carry out an in-depth inspection of your premises electrical systems and installation. The EICR assesses the competency of the electrics by three different categories: 

  • C1 – this indicates that danger exists and will need immediate attention 
  • C2 – this indicates that there is the potential for danger and advises urgent attention 
  • C3 – this indicates that the electrics pose no danger but still recommends the improvement of the electrical system 

Our team will provide a breakdown on the report with the safety grading of all the fixed electrics across the premises. This will clearly show the repairs that are mandatory, recommended and areas which are safe. Any remedial work that is required, or areas that are recommended, can be booked in with the team to be put right.  

As the EICR does not cover electrical appliances, only the fixed electrical installations, you may also wish to consider portable appliance testing (PAT) on any electrical appliance provided to employees.    

How long will an EICR take?   

Depending on the size of your premises, the EICR inspection could take a few hours to a couple of days, but our team will work with you to ensure the least disturbance to your business as possible.  

We explain the process after an EICR is completed in this latest update.

We offer a free pre-EICR site survey! 

Use this complimentary site survey to discuss your specific EICR inspection, as well as any PAT needs, so you know what to expect on the day.  

Chat to our team on 01280 830135 or drop us an email at office@tselectrical.info to get booked in today.