Why Get Commercial Electrical Testing Performed? (EICR)

Each year, about 80 people are killed and 1.2 million are wounded because of electrical faults in UK homes, according to government figures. Every home should have a routine EICR check to ensure that your electrics and your home are safe and sound.

Just like taking your car to the service department for an MOT, or finding a heating engineer to service your boiler, we all need to get an authorised registered contractor to check our electrics are safe. An EICR is the safety certificate and report that an electrician supplies following an inspection of your property.

Landlords are encouraged to get a new EICR each time they change their tenants, or every five years, whichever is sooner. If you fail to check and maintain your electrical systems, insurance companies can make use of this as justification to refuse claims if they are a cause of electrical faults.

What is an EICR? (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

The EICR test is a special safety certificate which is a thorough check of the fixed wiring of your electrical installation. It’s a view of your electrics to determine whether they’re safe and in compliance with the regulations, and to detect any potential safety concerns.

Landlords must comply with statutory wiring regulations or face significant risks.

The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, and numerous other statutory regulations, a legal requirement that necessitates that electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe form throughout the tenancy.

Electrical safety testing for landlords

  • Lock Property Services Landlords Electrical Testing
  • We can test multiple properties quickly
  • We deal with tenants if required
  • Quick turnaround of certificates
  • Best rates for remedial work, sorted quickly
  • Timely reminders for re-tests

Electrical testing for commercial

  • Lock Property Services Commercial Electrical Testing
  • Keep your workplace safe
  • Circuit identification for larger commercial units
  • Quick turnaround of certificates
  • Best value for money
  • work, sorted quickly
  • Timely reminders for re-tests

Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offence and may result in:

  • A fine of £5,000 per item not complying.
  • Possible manslaughter charges in the event of death.
  • Tenants may sue you for civil damages.
  • Six months imprisonment.
  • Your property insurance could be invalidated.


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