Why do I need to have Electrical Testing done?
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places a "duty of care" on employers and landlords to maintain electrical systems to prevent danger where otherwise it may exist and the only way of ensuring your duties are performed and adequate records are kept is by carrying out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in accordance with BS 7671 (The IEE Wiring Regulations).
By following this practice, you can be sure that your obligations have been met under the Health and Safety at Work Act so far as electrical safety is concerned and more importantly that your staff, visitors, patients, buildings and possessions are safe and that your insurance company small print satisfied!
What is involved?
These Condition Reports require a series of visual inspections and electronic instrumental tests to be completed to establish the safety of your electrical installation.
It is vital that this type of work is carried out by qualified and experienced NICEIC Approved Contractors Test Engineers.
Davey & Gilbert have Engineers that are fully qualified and have been trained and qualified to City & Guilds 2391 in Electrical Inspection work specifically.
There may be minimal impact such as short periods of downtime but with careful planning and strong liaison between us, this can be conducted at a time that best suits your home or business.
When completed you will receive an NICEIC Electrical Installation Condition Report detailing all of the circuit test results and a list of deviations from BS7671 wiring regulations. if you require the technical phrases unravelled then we have somebody available to talk it through with you and advise on what, if any action is required, we can of course provide you with a free fixed price quotation for any of these upgrades.
We have a fixed price for completing the Inspections for a standard domestic dwelling but the cost for larger buildings can alter significantly depending on the age, size, access and complexity of the electrical installation so please call to chat about any specific requirements you may have.
What could happen If I don’t get it done?
Reasons such as cost, inconvenience, or lack of knowledge will not be accepted as a defence in the event that an accident or if a fire occurs.
Aside from the threat of prosecution in the event of injury or death, many insurance companies will not pay out if documented evidence of maintenance and inspections is not available.