Commercial EICR - 5 Things to consider if you are responsible for your Businesses Electrical and Fire Safety

Safety in the workplace or any property that you let should be the top priority for any business, but many businesses don’t realise the full risks that exist - especially when it comes to electrical risks.

If you are responsible for electrical and fire safety within your business, then here are 5 things to consider:

Note: in this article, we will discuss an EICR. If you aren’t familiar with what an EICR is then see our FAQs below.

Commercial EICRs - What are the legal requirements

Every business that has a physical location with electricity connected must have its premises checked by a qualified electrician.

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) can prosecute your business if you fail to have the correct measures in place to protect employees and any visitors to your property.

An EICR is crucial in fulfilling your legal obligations. If your business has not yet had an EICR then you are most likely breaking the law. Give us a call immediately to book an EICR inspection. We provide support as a locl qualified electrician. Surbiton, Esher and the Surrey region are covered.

Protecting staff from electrical dangers

It goes without saying that your staff and tenants need to be protected from electrical dangers and potential fire. Having a regular inspection of your electrical wiring and circuitry can help to identify any issues early on that could lead to major injuries.

If you become aware of any incidents in the property that has impacted the electrical system then don’t wait for your scheduled inspection. Contact Emergency Electricians straight away to check that your system is safe.

Incidents can include flooding, water leaks and damage to the building structure.

Insurance for electrical testing

Increasingly, insurance companies are requiring that electrical testing be done on a regular basis in order to keep your policy active or to make a claim. Make sure to understand what your policy covers, and what testing they want you to have done (and what reports you need to have in the event of an incidence).

Avoid potential higher costs

Having a regular inspection can identify faults or potential issues before anything major happens. As well as this being safer, it also avoids any higher costs from the damage of equipment caused in a bigger incident.

An electrical appliance, for example, might cause damage to other appliances and surrounding equipment if it catches fire.

The cost of fixing a bigger issue (repairing and replacing damaged equipment) needs to be compared to the much lower cost of having a regular electrical inspection.

EICR reports = Be more eco-friendly

An EICR report can identify equipment that’s using up too much energy as well as any potential ways to reduce energy consumption. In addition to saving further money, this helps to reduce your carbon footprint.

Make sure to ask your electrician when conducting an EICR report for recommendations on how to reduce energy consumption. A professional electrician will be able to advise you accordingly.

At Emergency electricians, Surbiton and Surrey-based businesses can benefit from our local support when it comes to electrical issues - and how to have a more sustainable business premise.

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EICR (or electrical installation condition report) is a report that’s provided by a qualified electrician following a property inspection. The EICR is a legal requirement and the report identifies electrical issues. If you would like to find out more about EICR, get in touch.

EICR became a requirement in the year 2001, when it was adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a standard for all electrical and electronic products.

No, there are differences. To understand more see EICR requirements for residential properties.

We cover a wide area to the south of London so, if you are looking for emergency electricians, Surbiton as well as Esher and the county of Surrey are included. Give us a call on 0800 788 0629 to find out if we can cover your location.

Yes you should. Whether it’s for conducting an EICR report or handling an electrical emergency, it’s recommended to have our phone number easily accessible. If you forget to do this then you can find us on Google by either searching for Emergency electricians Surbiton or with the phrase electrician Surbiton.