Commercial EICR - Your Guide




As the responsible person for a commercial building like a school, shop, office or warehouse, you need to ensure the electrical installation and circuits stay safe.


An electrical installation condition report (EICR) is best way to do this.


An electrical installation condition report tests the electrics in the commercial premises, meaning you can fix anything that is broken and prove your building is compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations Act 1989.


What is a commercial EICR?


A commercial EICR report is an official document that provides details of the safety and overall condition of the electrical fittings and installations within a commercial building.


How often should EICR testing be carried out on a commerical property?


Some buildings need testing more than others, however we recommend getting an EICR test every 2 years.


What happens if I don’t get a EICR test?


If you fail to have an EICR report, then you will be liable under UK law if damage or injury is caused by electrical faults or fires. Your business insurance may also be invalid if you don’t have an up to date report EICR and you try to make a claim for electricity-related damage or injuries.


Business owners and landlords who fail to apply with the regulations and obtain a commercial EICR can also be fined up to £30,000.


What should I expect during an EICR inspection?


A qualified, Protest ES Ltd, EICR assessor will visit your commercial property and complete a thorough inspection of all electrical installations including the fuse board, electrical outlets and switches, and fixed wiring. Aftef this they will then compile a final report on whether the electrical installations are satisfactory.


Your Protest ES Ltd electrician will look for faults in your electrical system such as overheating, broken wiring, faulty circuits, and inadequate bonding. The report will give you instructions for remedial work and the required date for the next EICR inspection.


How much does a commercial EICR cost?


The cost of a commercial EICR depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • The number of rooms and size of your premises

  • The number of circuits in your premises

  • How difficult your electrical circuits are to access

  • The size of your electrical circuit board


Would you like to know more about how Protest ES Ltd can help protect your business, staff, and visitors, thus keeping you safe and legally compliant with the latest regulations?


Please do not hesitate to contact us, by calling this number: 01604 696113 today. Or contact us via email: enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk