The Law

There are regulations which, as a business, you must follow in order to comply with the Law.

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The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 imposes a duty of care on employers to manage their electrical systems and products so as not to cause death or injury to others.

The regulations cover the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these systems. This is a statutory law we must all comply with.

In order to comply, employers must monitor the ongoing condition of their electrical systems through regular inspection and testing to ensure that the systems are safe to use. Records of the test results should be kept on site.

Helping Businesses Stay Compliant

Did you know that you are legally obliged under the Electricity at Work Act 1989 to ensure your business premises are regularly inspected and tested? And did you know that only NICEIC Approved electrical contractors can test and issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) for a commercial building? With My Elec you can be confident that your property will be inspected by experienced, qualified electricians – and you’ll know the cost in advance!

Is yours up to date?

If you don’t — or if you’re not sure — call us right away on 0800 999 8009 because you’re breaching your obligations under the Electricity At Work Act 1989.

This is a legal requirement for all businesses which states you must maintain your building and the only way to show the buildings electrical systems having been maintained is by carrying out frequent electrical testing.

Having a current Electrical certificate is a must for all business owners, directors and managers.

Do You Have Code 1 & 2 Defects?

Any Code 1 defects listed on your EICR certificate are very serious and require immediate attention as they pose a present danger and there’s a risk of electrocution or electrical fire.

Any Code 2 defects, although not as serious, must still be addressed right away as they point to a potentially dangerous issue with your electrical installation.

Call us right now on 0800 999 8009 as, should anyone be injured or killed through electrocution or electrical fire, you — as the business owner, director or manager — could face prosecution.

Is Your EICR Certificate Satisfactory?

If you have a current EICR certificate, is it labelled ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’? For you to be legally compliant under the Electricity at Work Act 1989, your certificate must show ‘satisfactory’.

If the status of your electrics is ‘unsatisfactory’ this means Code 1 and Code 2 defects have been found in the installation of your electrics. Call us immediately on 0800 999 8009 and we’ll pinpoint and fix what’s gone wrong.

Do You Have Code 3 Defects?

Code 3 defects on your EICR certificate are recommendations and must be addressed before your next EICR Test date. These recommendations point out the installation is not necessarily dangerous, but it does not comply with the current version of the regulations, should anyone be killed or injured as a result, you would still be liable.

Call us now on 0800 999 8009 and let’s get a pre-planned rectification program in place.

Helping Landlords and Agents Stay Compliant

Did you know that you are legally obliged under Part P of the Building Regulations 2010 to ensure your rental properties are regularly inspected?

And did you know that the only way to ensure your property is tested to the right standard is by using a contractor who’s a member of the NICEIC Domestic Installer Scheme?

Part P of the Building Regulations establishes electrical safety standards for dwellings in England and Wales, but your obligations don’t end there: as a landlord you’re also liable under the Electricity at Work Act 1989, and only NICEIC-approved electrical contractors can test and issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

With My Elec Group you can be confident that your rental property will be inspected by experienced, qualified electricians — and you’ll know the cost in advance! We also regularly work with private householders — if that’s you and you’re looking for an EICR certificate or any other kind of electrical testing and inspection work for your home, just get in touch.

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