As an office manager you have many responsibilities. One of them is to keep the electrical safety of the premises maintained.
If you do not comply with the laws in place there may well be financial risks or fines. It is essential to retain relevant electrical paperwork for all of the completed electrical installation work. It is a legal duty to ensure that all electrical equipment in your workplace is maintained.
The electricians at Maclaren Electrical Services Ltd can work with you to create an electrical installation condition report.
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What does an electrical installation condition report involve?
The EICR involves an electrical inspection and PAT testing. This involves thoroughly checking the premises for any damage to electrics, unsafe implementations and any repairs that need to be made. At Maclaren Electrical Services Ltd we ensure that all electrical circuits and equipment are not under stress of overloads. Aiming to make sure your workplace is fit for use.
A break down of what an EICR covers:
- Installations for supply of electricity
- All Electrical fittings like switches, sockets, light fittings and visible wiring.
- Fixed electrical equipment like storage/panel heaters, boilers and fire alarms.
The IEE recommend the following maximum periods of time between inspections and testing:
- Commercial Installations – 5 years or change of occupancy
- Industrial Installations – 3 years
- Offices, shops & laboratories – 5 years
What will my EICR detail?
- The inspection data
- Site address
- The business name and contact
- The business name and person responsible for the inspection
- Evidence of a completed report
- A detailed list of each installation, fixture, fitting and appliance fitted alongside its location
- A defects list
Should any of the electrical installations/fixtures/fittings/appliances fail to pass an electrical safety inspection, they must be replaced or repaired immediately to comply with the repairing standard.
Anything which is classified in an EICR under code C1 (danger present) or C2 (potentially dangerous) must be rectified to comply with the repairing standard.
Code C1 means that someone using the device is at risk and remedial work should be carried out by an electrician immediately.
Should the EICR score an item as an F1 (further investigation required), it should be investigated ASAP as such investigation may reveal a dangerous or potentially dangerous condition.