EICR Blog 1 - The Importance of EICR for Workplace Safety

The first of three blogs from Stallard Kane regarding Electrical Installation Condition Reports.

EICR Blog 1: The Importance of EICR for Workplace Safety

As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your employees in the workplace. One often overlooked area of workplace safety is electrical installations. To comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), it is important to have regular Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) done.

Think of an EICR as an MOT for your electrical installations. It ensures that your wires, meters, isolators, and lighting are in good condition and comply with the Electricity at Work Act (1989), keeping things safe for use and your insurers happy. Regular EICRs can also help identify issues that can cause disruption or incidents that result in downtime.

The frequency of EICRs depends on your premises. According to IET Wiring Regulations BS:7671 (2018), the frequency ranges from every three months to every five years. Our engineers can visit your site to perform a full EICR and issue a detailed report upon completion. We can then help you complete any remedial actions needed to get your workplace fully compliant.

Investing in regular EICRs can save you money in the long run by identifying issues before they become more serious and costly. It is not a legal requirement to have an EICR done, but failing to maintain your electrical installation properly can put your employees at risk and leave you liable for any incidents that may occur.

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