“No Duty of Care in Care Home” Cat 1 discovered in UK leading Care Home provider


Whilst on site this week inside a care home on behalf of a UK leading care home provider, our engineers were carrying out an EICR (fixed wire testing) and they discovered this serious Cat 1 defect.


The picture above shows cables which were found to be still live, the cables had been left snipped and fully exposed. To add to the seriousness of this, the distribution board was found unlocked and located in a corridor so was easily accessible.


These cables were still live so there was a real danger of electrical shock, injury or fire. Upon discovery our engineers informed the client immediately and the live cables were removed and made safe, free of charge there and then.


Unless EICR (fixed wire testing) is carried out on a regular basis then dangerous situations such as this can often go unnoticed.




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