Electrical Testing Acocks Green Birmingham
EICR Electrical Testing Acocks Green Birmingham
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Electrical EICR Testing
EICR Electrical Testing Serving Acocks Green Birmingham and West Midlands • All work carried out by fully qualified NICEIC electricians
The world of electrics can be a confusing one to the untrained eye. It’s safe to say we are all aware of the importance of good quality electrics fitted by fully trained and certified Electricians, but where do we start to make sure this is what we have?
At Mr Electric EICR testing we want to help you gain a better understanding of the world of electrical testing. We are a Birmingham based Electrical business with head quarters in Tamworth. Whether you are confused about the difference between EICR, Periodic Testing and Electrical Testing – Hint, there is no difference- or you’re looking for more specialist advice around EICR then we can help.
We have articles written to help landlords looking for specialist EICR advise, advise for hotel owners and have even pulled together the relevant guidelines and health and safety information for local schoolsto be able to ensure their electrics match the high guidelines set for Periodic Testing.
To add to the confusion, we know it can feel impossible to work out how much it will cost for a full EICR – to help with this we have created a quoting calculator. Take a look!
Whatever the level of Electrical Testing you need, we are sure to have a package that meets your needs. We have local Electricians covering Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Tamworth, Redditch and many of the surrounding towns. All of our Midlands Electricians are highly experienced and have been through a rigorous recruitment process to ensure they deliver the highest standard of work.
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Whether you own a hotel, factory, or any commercial premises in Acocks Green, Birmingham and Midlands electrical testing is an important part of your business and this is especially true for businesses which are heavily used by members of the public.
1. Compliance – meeting your electrical safety obligations
There are various laws which require hotel owners to carry out risk assessments and 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 fulfil 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.
Electrical safety regulations for hotels are often enforced by local authority inspectors.
2. Saving money – how electrical inspection can save your hotel money
As well as making sure your electrics are safe by obtaining an EICR certificate it could even save you money. The EICR tests systems and identifies faults. It could be, for example, that you have an overloaded circuit, or a piece of equipment that is overheating and is therefore wasting energy and costing you money.
An EICR report can make recommendations for efficiency improvements that you hadn’t thought of or didn’t realise were necessary.
3. Safety – protecting your customers and staff from serious injury or death
The safety of guests and employees should be paramount to any hotel owner. Regular electrical testing will provide peace of mind that measures have been taken to ensure your hotel 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.
4. Insurance – making sure your insurance pays out in the event of a claim
Insurance companies are increasingly requesting that electrical testing is carried out and evidenced on a regular basis as part of your policy agreement. Requirements such as this should be detailed in your policy, so it’s important to make sure you have thoroughly read and understood it.
Whether your insurance will pay out in the event of a claim related to an electrical incident depends on the terms of your policy and whether you have met those terms. This may include being able to prove robust processes for checking your electrics are safe – such as an EICR certificate – and that the incident was therefore unavoidable.
5. Energy efficiency – saving money and doing your bit for the environment
Further to saving money by having equipment that is functioning correctly, a decent EICR company, such as EICR Testing, can also make recommendations for energy efficiency improvements. This could include LED lighting and smart heating solutions which can add up to significant savings across an entire hotel.
In addition to cutting costs, reducing energy consumption is a great way of boosting your hotel’s carbon footprint in line with your corporate social responsibility commitments.
At EICR Testing, all our engineers are trained to City & Guilds 2395 Inspection and Testing Level, specifically for the periodic testing and inspection of electrical installations. We have extensive experience when it comes to electrical testing for hotels, B&Bs guest houses, factories and offices in fact any business large or small.
For more information about an EICR for hotels, please contact the EICR Testing team
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