9th December 2016
It’s widely accepted that old and damaged wiring is one of the major causes of electrical fires at home and work. It’s vitally important, therefore, to undertake regular inspections of all cables, switches, sockets and other electrical accessories to ensure they are safe and compliant. At MS Electrical we offer a full fixed wire testing service whereby we inspect the electrical installation and provide a detailed Electrical Installation Condition Report, known as an EICR.
There are five main objectives behind an EICR. First, it records the results of all inspection and testing carried out to ensure that the installation will remain safe until the next inspection. Second, it highlights any wear and tear that may need to be rectified. Third, it identifies any parts of the electrical installation which don’t comply with IET Wiring Regulations. Fourth, it lists items which may cause electric shock or potential building damage. And finally, it serves as a formal record of the installation at the time of inspection to help comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act. It is recommended that this test be undertaken every five years in working environments and every ten years in our own homes.
As Mark Smith, owner of MS Electrical Services, explains, having an up-to-date EICR should be a central part of any company’s Health and Safety strategy. “At MS Electrical we’re all about electrical safety, and we love EICRs,” says Mark. “Why do we love them? Well, primarily because we know that if we’ve provided an EICR, the customer’s electrical installation has had a thorough inspection, during which we have either passed everything as safe and compliant or identified areas which need repair or replacement.”
We have been extremely pleased with the service provided by MS Electrical. In all our dealings with them they have proven to be efficient, reliable and a pleasure to deal with. We would not hesitate to recommend their services.
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