Commercial EICR: Electrical Safety Inspection & Testing

Engineer doing electrical safety inspection & testing

Electrical Safety Inspections and Reports (EICR), Appliance Testing

Pennington’s are established as a leading provider of electrical services in the commercial sector throughout Surrey and beyond. Our expert team will make sure your property’s electrics are safe and reliable, meeting all current standards and regulations.

All electrical installations – wiring, fuse boards, fixed equipment and portable appliances – degrade over time, even when installed and used correctly. This means they need regular inspection and checking to ensure they remain safe.

If you are a landlord, you are required to make sure the wiring and electrical systems and equipment (electrical installations) are safe for your tenant to use. You’ll need a new inspection each time you have a new tenant; for long term tenancies, inspections should be at least every five years for commercial premises and at least every three years for industrial and light industrial properties. Where fixed appliances are operating in stressful conditions (with extremes of temperature, for example), checking and testing should be even more frequent.

If you are the owner of the premises from which you do business, your responsibilities are the same. The life of you and your employees may depend upon it, as could the future of your business.

Pennington’s routinely carry out statutory safety inspections and provide reports that will confirm whether or not a property meets modern electrical standards – and whether changes are required. Where work is necessary, we’ll provide a realistic estimate for what’s required

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

Landlords are required by law to ensure that the properties they let are safe. This includes making sure that all electrical wiring and appliances are working properly and are safe to use. The landlord’s duty of care applies to fixed systems (e.g. the wiring, fuse board, earthing etc), in the property and to portable appliances (i.e. devices which can be moved and plugged in). Business owner-occupiers have the same duty; they are effectively their own landlords.

Fixed electrical installations require an inspection and an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), and portable appliances require a Portable Appliance Test (PAT and sometimes called a PAT Test).

When is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) required?

Since July 2020 it has been the law that landlords must obtain an Electrical Installation Condition Report for each new tenancy when they rent a property, and if there is already a tenant, then that report but be completed before 1st April 2021.

You can only get an EICR once there has been a proper inspection carried out by a qualified electrician or approved contractor. The report is the result of the inspection and it will say whether or not the property is safe, and what, if any, work is required to ensure that modern standards of electrical safety are met. Resident tenants are obliged to provide access to the property for the inspection to be done, and landlords must provide their tenants with copies of the report. The inspection is not invasive, so carpets, floorboards and wall panels are not removed, for example.

Once the inspection is complete, you’ll receive the report. The standard EICR lasts for up to five years for commercial properties (three years for industrial premises), but a new one is needed if there is a new tenancy within that time.

You can find more information on EICR inspections and PAT tests in our Landlord Checklist and our Tenant Checklist.
We also undertake EICR inspections and PAT Testing for residential premises.

Contact Us Today for Commercial Electrical Safety Certificate

Ensure the safety and compliance of your commercial property today! Call us now 01932 259 620 or Email to schedule your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and gain peace of mind knowing that your property meets all safety regulations.

Why We're the Top Choice for Commercial EICR

 Our team of qualified electricians and engineers are dedicated to ensuring the safety and compliance of your commercial property. Here are some reasons why you should choose Penningtons Group for your Commercial EICR needs:

Expertise and Experience

With years of experience in the industry, we have built a reputation for delivering high-quality services to our clients. Our team of experts are qualified and experienced in conducting thorough inspections of your property's electrical installations.

Compliance and Safety

Electrical safety is of utmost importance in commercial properties. Our Commercial EICR services ensure that your property is safe and compliant with all relevant regulations. We provide you with a detailed report of any issues that need to be addressed, and work with you to ensure that your property is safe for your employees, customers, and visitors.

Tailored Solutions

We understand that every commercial property is unique, and we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Our team will work with you to ensure that your property is safe and compliant, and provide you with a customized solution that meets your requirements.

How We Price Commercial Electrical Safety Certificates

The cost of a Commercial EICR inspection varies based on the size and complexity of the premises. Our transparent pricing model ensures that you receive accurate quotes and understand the investment required for the inspection. This upfront approach allows you to make informed decisions regarding the safety and compliance of your property’s electrical installations. Please take a look at our rate list or contact us for more information.

We Ensure Clarity in Every Step of the Commercial Electrical Assessment

Transparency is at the core of our inspection process. We maintain open communication throughout the inspection, providing regular updates on the findings and any identified issues. Our goal is to empower you with the information needed to ensure the safety and compliance of your property. By keeping you informed every step of the way, we enable you to take necessary actions to address any electrical safety concerns, providing peace of mind and confidence in the process.

To book an inspection for an EICR

Call 01932 259 620 or Email