Electrical Certificates Newport, Cardiff, Abertillery and Surrounding Areas
Electrical Certificates for Landlords, Agents, Shops and Private Owners.
The most important thing to say about the safety of your electrical installation
EICR Certificate ( Electrical Installation Condition Report )
An Electrical Installation Condition Report involves the inspection and testing of an electrical installation to determine whether or not it is safe for tenants, building owners and occupiers. Among other things, an EICR helps identify the following:
- The integrity of the installation
- Damage to things like sockets and switches
- Ensuring the property complies with relevant regulations
Generally speaking, an EICR, which is sometimes referred to as a Periodic Inspection Check, is a report on the condition of an electrical installation. The report can be used to assess risk and determine safety, with the information in the report forming a critical part of identifying and rectifying any known issues, while developing safety measures to mitigate risk or danger, especially in advance of any remedial work.
In the case of rentals, if an EICR deems that the rental property doesn’t adhere to the regulations and stringent safety standards, the landlord could potentially be fined up to £30,000.
If you are a homeowner, it isn’t a legal requirement to have an EICR Certificate, although an electrical inspection should be completed at least every ten years if the property is privately owned.
PAT Testing ( Appliance Testing )
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing.
Fire Alarm Certificate
Fire Alarm and Smoke Alarm Certificates are vital documents affirming the proper installation, functionality, and maintenance of these life-saving systems in residential and commercial properties.