One of the fundamental responsibilities as a business owner is to provide a safe working environment and as part of that duty of care, every industrial & commercial property must undergo periodic Fixed Wire Testing. Also Known as Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR), these tests identify any areas of concern and make recommendations that ensure both the safety of your business as well as your employees.
What Is EICR?
An EICR involves a competent professional electrical contractor inspecting and testing the main wiring system, as well as electrical fittings and accessories, to identify faults and check standards are being upheld. These checks cover everything from earthing and bonding through to devices against shock and protection, so you have the peace of mind that your electrical safety is protected.
The Importance Of EICR
It goes without saying that electricity can be extremely dangerous, but as it is such a prominent part of everyday life it is easily taken for granted. Unsafe electrical installations can cause shock, burns, fire, explosions and death, and often these incidents can happen without warning. Regularly having an EICR can help to protect your building from damage and ensure the safety of your employees as well as legally protect your commercial enterprise.
A full EICR will give you a thorough assessment regarding the wiring and components installed in your business and could uncover problems that need addressing, so it’s best to get these seen too regularly as not to compromise your safety. The recognised frequencies are; every 5 years for commercial businesses and every 3 years for industrial premises and every year for hotels and restaurants.
Make sure you are protected by a regular Fixed Wire Testing schedule and call our team of electrical contractors on 01782 595 600.