If you are a London or South East business owner with premises of any size there are number of reasons why an EICR Certificate (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is good for business; here are just five of them.
1. SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY – PROTECTING YOUR STAFF FROM SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
The safety of your employees should be paramount to any business owner. Regular electrical testing will provide peace of mind that measures have been taken to ensure your Birmingham workplace is safe – and it’s difficult to put a price on that. Injuries and deaths in the workplace are unfortunately all too common, but you can reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fires and accidents by ensuring your electrics are periodically inspected. This is not to mention the cost of a fire or serious accident which could have been avoided.
2. COMPLIANCE – MEETING YOUR ELECTRICAL SAFETY AT WORK OBLIGATIONS
There are various laws which require business owners to take appropriate measures to prevent accidents, including:
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which states that employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees in the workplace
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 which require precautions to be taken against the risk of death or personal injury from electricity used as part of work activities
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regularly prosecutes businesses which fail to protect employees from electrical injuries at work. An EICR helps you fulfill your obligations by providing documented proof that your electrics have been thoroughly inspected. This can be crucial in the event of any accidents that are investigated by the HSE