Commercial EICR in Aylesbury

Under the Electricity at Work Regulations the business owner or landlord of a commercial property has a legal obligation to ensure the electrical safety of the users of their property. 

One of the ways to ensure compliance with these regulations is with a Commercial EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report). Paradigm Electrical Solutions are your local, experienced commercial electrician based in Aylesbury. In this blog, we will tell you more about commercial EICRs and why you need one.

What is a Commercial EICR?

A commercial EICR is a thorough inspection of the electrical installation at your Aylesbury property. It must be completed by a qualified, competent and registered electrician. A commercial EICR is generally required every 5 years but for certain facilities it may be required more regularly. The commercial electrician who performs the EICR inspection will prepare a report that will advise you of the condition of your property’s electrical installation and will detail any work required to improve safety. These observations will be assigned a code that specifies the severity of the problem and the timeframe in which it must be completed. 

Why do I need a Commercial EICR?

All commercial properties require an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report). Business owners and landlords have a legal responsibility to provide an electrically safe environment for the users of their properties, be they employees, tenants, or customers. If an electrical fault or fire should occur in your property and you are without a valid EICR, you would be deemed liable. A commercial EICR identifies any issues before a dangerous situation can arise. Regular inspections will detect potential faults and allow you to commission repairs before any danger arises. 

What happens during a Commercial EICR?

During a commercial EICR your electrician will be looking at your Aylesford property’s fixed electrical installation. This includes your distribution board, switches, light fittings, electrical outlets, and wiring. Any faults or issues such as broken sockets, loose wiring, overheating components, and faulty circuits will be identified and noted. After the EICR inspection your electrician will discuss their findings with you and explain what happens next. 

How much does a Commercial EICR cost?

The cost of a commercial EICR will vary based on the size of your premises and the complexity of its circuitry. A small office or retail site will typically cost less than a large industrial warehouse. If you would like a quote for a commercial EICR at your Aylesbury premises, our experienced electricians at Paradigm Electrical Solutions will be happy to help.

Paradigm Electrical Solutions are your local, reliable commercial electrician in Aylesbury. Our fully qualified and NICEIC registered electricians can assist with all your electrical projects including commercial EICRs. If you would like to discuss your electrical needs with our experienced electricians, contact us today.