If you are the business owner or landlord of a commercial property in Bristol, you should be aware that all commercial properties require an EICR to be carried out at least once every 5 years.
Having an in date EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is a legal requirement under the Electricity at Work regulations. A commercial EICR helps you to meet your duty of care and keeps your employees, tenants, and customers safe. If your commercial property in Bristol requires an EICR, Allied Electrical Services are your local, experienced commercial electrician.
What is a Commercial EICR?
To ensure the electrical safety of any commercial property and its occupants, a commercial EICR must be carried out at 5 yearly intervals. An EICR involves an in-depth inspection and testing of the fixed electrical installation at your commercial premises in Bristol, followed by a detailed report. It is the equivalent of an MOT for your electrical installation. During a commercial EICR inspection, your electrician will be looking at all areas of your electrical system. This will include your fuse box or distribution board, the electrical wiring, and all sockets, switches, and light fittings. These will be inspected for any faults or damage, such as loose connections or broken parts and any other anomalies.
Why do I need a Commercial EICR?
As previously mentioned, if you are the business owner or landlord of a commercial property in Bristol, you have a legal responsibility to provide an electrically safe environment for the users of your property. If your property does not have a valid commercial EICR, should an electrical fire occur - or any harm come to someone on site, you would be liable and could face serious consequences. A commercial EICR is designed to help prevent any serious incidents from occurring by identifying potential issues before they can become dangerous. The regular schedule of EICR inspections is intended to detect any faults early enough that they can be fixed swiftly and easily. A commercial EICR can help you to manage the costs of maintaining your electrical system. The EICR highlights any areas that will need to be replaced or repaired in the near future, not just those that need immediate attention. This gives you the chance to organise these non-urgent works when it best suits you and your business.
How much does a Commercial EICR cost?
The type of property being inspected, and the complexity of your premises circuitry, all effect the cost of your commercial EICR. Larger properties such as a factory will generally cost more to inspect than a smaller office. Our experienced electricians at Allied Electrical Bristol will be happy to provide you with a quote for a commercial EICR at your property, considering the size, age and business type at your premises.
Allied Electrical Services have been providing our outstanding commercial electrical service to businesses in the Bristol region for 25 years. Our fully qualified and NICEIC registered electricians can assist with all elements of commercial electrical work. If your commercial property in Bristol is due for an EICR inspection, contact us today.