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Why get electrical testing done?

Each year, around 80 people are killed and 1.2 million are injured because of electrical faults in UK homes, according to government statistics. Every home should have a regular EICR check to ensure your electrics and your home are safe.

Just like taking your car to the garage for an MOT, or getting a heating engineer to service your boiler, we all need to get an approved registered contractor to check our electrics are safe. An EICR is the safety certificate and report that an electrician supplies following an inspection of your property. Always look out for the NICEIC trademark for your peace of mind, rest assured with CGH Official EICR & PAT testers, we have all relevant qualifications and more. Campaigning charity Electrical Safety First recommends getting an EICR done every five years in a private property. Landlords are encouraged to get a new EICR each time they change their tenants, or every five years, whichever is sooner. If you fail to check and maintain your electrical systems, insurance companies can use this as a reason to refuse claims if they’re a result of electrical faults. But not enough people are aware of these checks.

What is an EICR? (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

The EICR is a comprehensive check of the fixed wiring of your electrical installation. It’s a snapshot of your electrics to establish whether they’re safe and compliant with the regulations, and to identify any potential safety issues. It’s about checking the underlying electrical system – the wiring, the fuse board, earth bonding and all the other bits you can’t see that could be a risk – rather than whether your lights come on or not.

Landlords must comply with statutory regulations or face significant risks

The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, and several other statutory regulations, a legal requirement that requires that electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.

Electrical testing for landlords

  • CGH Landlords Electrical Testing
  • Easily keep on top of landlord regulations
  • Quick turnaround of certificates
  • We can test multiple properties quickly
  • We deal with tenants if required
  • Best value for money
  • Best rates for remedial work, sorted quickly
  • Cover the Central Belt
  • Timely reminders for re-tests

Electrical testing for commercial

  • CGH Commercial Electrical Testing
  • Keep your workplace safe
  • Quick turnaround of certificates
  • Circuit identification for larger commercial units
  • Out of hours work at no extra cost (weekends or nights)
  • Multiple sites can be tested by our engineers
  • Best value for money
  • Best rates for remedial work, sorted quickly
  • Cover the Central Belt
  • Timely reminders for re-tests
Testing electrics by electrician with volt meter

Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offence and may result in:

  • A fine of £5,000 per item not complying.
  • Six months imprisonment.
  • Possible manslaughter charges in the event of death.
  • Tenants may sue you for civil damages.
  • Your property insurance could be invalidated.

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Trade in Trust with CGH Official EICR & PAT Testers

At CGH, we trade in trust. Trust in our products and services; trust in our team.

We don’t hire cowboys – and neither should you. As homeowners, we understand that maintaining your property can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. By choosing CGH, our customers can get on with what really matters. Our team of property and electrical specialists will service the needs of your home to your specifications. Whether you’ve always dreamt of a fully “smart” home, or just need quick maintenance, CGH will listen and lead from experience. By future-proofing your home, we provide our customers with long-term safety and security – investing in the value of your property and more importantly, your peace of mind.

We strive to do it all, and do it better. And we promise that when you flick the switch, you’ll light up too.