An EICR certificate is an important piece of evidence for electrical testing. But what is this, what does it involve and why is this good for businesses?
What is an EICR?
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a focused assessment detailing the quality of the electrical installation in a building. It is designed specifically to ensure that the electrical installation is safe, compliant with relevant standards, and fit for purpose.
So, why is an EICR certificate good for businesses?
There are several reasons why an EICR certificate can be beneficial for businesses and these include:
- Showing legal compliance- An EICR certificate is a legal requirement for businesses in the UK, as it demonstrates that the electrical installation in the premises has been inspected and tested by a qualified electrician. This can help to prevent accidents and reduce the risk of legal liability for the business.
- Proving electrical safety- An EICR certificate helps to ensure that the electrical installation in a business is safe, reducing the risk of electrical fires and other accidents. This can help to protect the safety of employees, customers, and other stakeholders. This is also essential for compliance with the Health and Safety Executive, that can and do prosecute businesses that fail to protect employees who are electrically inured at work.
- Ensuring insurance payouts- Some insurance companies may require businesses to have an EICR certificate as a condition of their insurance coverage. It is becoming more commonplace for insurance companies to ask for regular evidence of electrical testing and an EICR can offer this. An EICR certificate can help businesses to secure insurance coverage and potentially reduce their insurance premiums.
- Saving money in the long term- An EICR certificate can identify any issues with the electrical installation that may need to be addressed. By addressing these issues early, businesses can avoid costly repairs and replacements in the future.
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