EICR What Are Your Responsibilities?

Over the last year, there have been a number of instances where company owners and landlords have been prosecuted for not meeting the standards at which the electrical systems and equipment should have been tested and maintained with an Electrical Installation Conditioning Report (EICR).

The purpose of the EICR is to provide the following:

  • Safety of persons and livestock against the effects of electric shock and burns.
  • Protection against damage to property by fire and heat arising from an installation defect.
  • Identification of installation defects and non-compliance with regulations.
  • Confirmation that installation is undamaged or not deteriorated which impairs safety.

The EICR is necessary because all electrical installations, in time, deteriorate due to factors such as damage, wear & tear, corrosion, excessive electrical load, ageing, and environmental influences. Consequently, legislation requires that electrical installations are maintained in a safe condition and should be in compliance with the 17th Edition Regulations BS 7671:2008 (2015) and the Electricity at Work Regulation – 1989

For Woodward Group’s Electrical Division’s professionals to certify installations that conform to all Electricity at Work Regulations and British Standards, there are several points which need consideration:

  • Sufficient circuit identification
  • Engineers reliance on circuit schedules to give reasonable and accurate information (may require out-of-hours work so as not to jeopardise normal business procedures)
  • Tests carried out in conjunction with your staff and on-site client (we minimise inconvenience to the day-to-day running of site and disruption of the installation)

Call us on 01283 819379 to have your EICR certification box ticked off your list.

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