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Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) formally known as a periodic inspection reports (PIR), also known as fixed installation testing (FIT), is a detailed examination of your electrical installation to ensure it is in a satisfactory condition for continued service and is compliant with regulations set within BS7671- The IEE Wiring Regulations. The report is essential to ‘duty of care’ holders as it identifies potentially dangerous defects within the electrical installation system that may lead to fire or injury of people, livestock, or damage to your property. Our engineers carry out a thorough visual inspection of the electrical installation, along with electronic tests as detailed in Chapter 6 of BS 7671, to determine the integrity and functionality of cables, accessories and disconnection of devices.
At UK Electrical Safety we endeavour to provide you with a fast, comprehensive and quality service with all inspections being managed by a dedicated contract manager and carried out by fully-qualified test engineers over an agreed timescale convenient for you. They will inform your site contact immediately of any remedial action that may be required on the discovery of any major faults and if necessary, will issue them with a danger notification certificate.
We will provide you with an extensive EICR report including a quotation for the repair of all faults found on completion of your electrical installation test, so as to ensure the safety of your site and employees.
Why Carry Out Periodic Electrical Test & Inspection?
The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989 is a key part of government legislation covering electrical safety in the workplace that was brought in to prevent death or injury to any person from electrical causes. The requirements of this regulation state that ‘so far as is reasonably practicable, systems and equipment shall at all times be such construction so as to prevent danger’ and ‘so far as reasonably practical, all systems and equipment shall be maintained so as to prevent danger’.
In order to comply with these regulations Periodic Electrical Test & Inspection should be carried out in accordance with BS7671 – The IEE Wiring Regulations. By following this practise you can be sure your responsibilities towards these regulations have been met but most importantly a safer working environment for your employees.
Who Is Responsible?
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts the duty of care upon “duty holders”. This applies to the employer and the employee to ensure the safety of all people utilising the premises. Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states that all employers must ensure that “the result of an inspection made under this regulation is recorded and kept until the next inspection under these regulations is recorded.” The combination of these regulations applies to all electrical equipment used in, or associated with, places of work.
Ultimately the ‘Duty Holder’ is responsible for ensuring electrical safety and that compliance is achieved but if it’s unclear who this person is in your workplace then the responsibility will fall to the most senior person.