GB Electrical

Electrical Reports

Whether you’re a landlord, business owner, or building manager needing any kind of electrical safety report or inspection, we’re here to assist you. We follow strict guidelines to ensure customer satisfaction and service quality.

At GB Electrical, we offer various services to ensure that all the electrical aspects in your business property or rental property are safe for you, your staff, your visitors, or your tenants.

What electrical certificates do landlords need?

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As a landlord, you have a duty to make sure that all the electrical systems and devices in your property are safe when a new tenant moves in and remain in good working condition throughout their stay.

In simple terms, this means regularly checking and certifying the electrical systems in the house or apartment you’re renting out. 

At GB Electrical, we offer landlords various services to ensure that all the electrical aspects in your rental property are safe for your tenants.

An electrical installation includes all the electrical equipment connected to your property’s electricity supply. Like other parts of your property, electrical systems can wear out, so they need proper maintenance.

Not taking care of this responsibility can result in legal issues or fines and might void most landlord insurance policies. To ensure your tenants’ safety and protect your business, it’s crucial to get regular electrical safety certification.

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EICR Commercial Certificate with testing

consumer unit upgradeIf you own or oversee a business property, like an office, store, or warehouse, it’s crucial to have regular checks on your electrical systems. 

A commercial electrical inspection condition report evaluates the state of any commercial electrical setup based on the current conditions outlined in BS671.

During a commercial electrical inspection, our electricians will test all the lighting and circuits in the building to make sure they are safe for you, your staff, and anyone visiting.

Emergency lighting

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Emergency lighting is crucial for your business building. It’s designed to make sure everyone can safely leave the building if the main lights go out.

It should work automatically, giving off enough light for everyone to get out safely. According to health and safety rules, especially the Fire Precautions Risk Assessment, employers must regularly check and test their emergency lighting following the rules in BS 5266. Emergency lighting has three parts: 

  1. Emergency escape lighting: Lights the way for people leaving the building, helping them identify any dangers.
  2. Escape route lighting: Clearly shows the safe way out.
  3. Standby lighting: Provides normal lighting if the main power fails.

All emergency lighting systems must be regularly maintained, tested, and inspected.

At GB Electrical, we can help make sure your emergency lighting is safe and well-maintained. We offer service plans that include regular testing, finding and fixing issues quickly.

What is Tested in an electrical inspection?

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  • Earthing and bonding quality
  • Switchgear and control gear suitability
  • Equipment condition and usability
  • Type and condition of wiring
  • Presence and condition of RCDs for socket-outlets
  • Adequate identification and notices
  • Extent of wear, tear, damage, or deterioration
  • Changes in building use that could affect the installation

After the inspection, you’ll get a report. It will say if the installation is ‘satisfactory’ or not.

If the inspection is not satisfactory, the ‘observations’ part of the report explains the issues using specific codes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have an EICR done?

It is now a legal requirement for landlords (for homes and businesses) to have their electrical installations inspected and tested at least every five years or when new tenants move in.

How often do i need to have an EICR done?

It’s a good idea for private properties to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) done every 10 years. For landlords, it’s mandatory to get an inspection and test of the installation at least every five years, and more frequently if the latest safety report suggests it.

How long does it take to do an EICR?

Every property is unique, and the electrician needs time to carefully examine each area. A visual inspection alone may take up to an hour, and completing the certificate could take another hour.

What will we check when carrying out an EICR for you?

We’ll make sure your fuse board is safe and follows current rules. This includes having the right circuit breakers and RCD protection. We’ll check if everything is properly earthed, like gas and water pipes, radiators, and all metal in the building.

We’ll also inspect sockets, lights, switches, and accessories to ensure the wiring is done right. Note that testing portable appliances is a separate process and not part of an EICR.

What other services do you provide?

Some of our most popular electrical services are listed below here. If you can’t find what you need below, please contact us.

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