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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add a video in an FAQ?2020-02-12T22:44:05+00:00


Yes you can :)

I have commercial premises. How often do I need an EICR/periodic inspection?2020-02-05T14:50:28+00:00

You should have a routine check every year. However a periodic inspection would be done every 12 months* or whenever there is a change of occupancy.

Is there a standard to which electricians should work?2019-09-27T10:28:53+01:00

All electricians have to comply with the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2008) and must have been certified by City & Guilds 2393. In addition, a professional electrician – regardless of the size of the company – should be affiliated to one of the governing bodies, such as NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting), JIB (The Joint Industry Board), or NAPIT (National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers).

Are health and safety requirements different in a commercial premises compared to a home dwelling?2019-09-27T10:28:10+01:00

No. Health and Safety is paramount, whether domestic, commercial or industrial. The standards are stringent in all settings.

When redecorating, at which point should I have electrical works carried out?2019-09-27T10:25:40+01:00

It is best to have electrical works carried out before you decorate and before any plastering is applied. The electrician should be one of the first trades called in.

Can I live in my house during a rewire?2019-09-27T10:24:50+01:00

Yes you can. However, a rewire is generally quicker and more cost effective when the premises is empty.

What is an EICR?2019-09-27T10:24:01+01:00

An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is an inspection and report about the level of safety of the electrical installation in your home or commercial premises. These inspections should be carried out regularly and are a statutory requirement for certain building functions. More about EICRs can be found on the Electrical Safety First website.

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