Hiring A Professional Electrical Installation To Inspect Your Premises

In the UK there are many rules and legislation that the Electrical Industry must abide by. One of these rule is the safety of occupants within the work place and other buildings such as; offices, Commercial and Industrial buildings, Construction Sites. All Public buildings like, Restaurants, Theatres, Hospitals, Clinics, Hotels, Educational Buildings and the list goes on. One legal requirement of the legislative laws covers the EICR, (Electrical Installation Condition Report). It is a report that out lines the basic level of electrical safety standard required the the buildings mentioned above and in your home.

What Does The Testing Cover?

Basically you will have all the electrical areas of your building tested. Everything from light switches, the wiring in the building, all electrical components, like a cooker or fuse boxes main electrical panels, sockets, air conditioner and more. Basically any wall socket, lighting fixtures and appliances in the building will be tested. A on how safe the electrical boxes and fuse boxes will also be inspected. Along with outside lighting that is connect to the internal electrical outlets that service the inside on the building.

Hiring A Professional Electrical Installation

Satisfying Your Insurance Company.

Many insurance companies will insist that your building has had a full Electrical Installation Inspection and that a full report is provided at it’s completion.  If you have are insured your building but fail to have or renew a testing and inspection of your building. The insurance company may refuse to pay on any claim you make. If faulty wiring in the building is the cause of a fire and you don’t have an up to date Electrical Installation Condition Report. They may not be liable and therefore you would have to pay full renovation costs.

Who Should Do These Inspections?

You should always use qualified electricians or contractors. Getting your premises safety checked should be carried our by a Professional Electrical Installation who has the right credentials and is fully qualified. A qualified electrician who is registered with the NICEIC and is fully approved. Is more than capable of testing and inspecting your building to make sure it is safe for it’s occupants and to give you the require documents that say so, basically, a Electrical Installation Condition Report, You should also get a certificate which can be displayed on the public notice board or appropriate area of the building.

Conclusion.

As with all important work that requires the aid of a professional. It is often wise to air on the side of caution, and hire the correctly skilled and experience people for the job. It will give you great peace of mind and the work is usually guaranteed. Therefore, if there is a problem with any part of the contractor’s work. You can recall them out and get it fixed for no additional charge.

Leave a Reply