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Have you recently bought a new business, or taken on a new job role? This can be an exciting time full of new challenges and experiences. It can be overwhelming facing a long to-do list whilst trying to learn the ropes of your new role. Often, we end up following what was previously done before without questioning it, but how confident are you that the previous incumbent was right?

We tend to assume that if that was how something was done before then it was probably the right way to do it, however, this is not always the case. If you have recently taken over a role where you are responsible for a building, it is worth checking that the electrical installations and the emergency lighting is up to current standard and tested accordingly. Don’t assume that the person you took over from has done it all correctly and up to current standard, they may have forgotten, or been working on old legislation.

In the event of an incident you, as the responsible duty holder will be liable, so it is up to you to ensure that the correct regulations have been adhered to. An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) provides you with a report showing that you have checked the safety of the electrics in your premise. This report shows you have complied with the law.

In regard to your emergency lighting, it is always worth having a review of your emergency lighting to check that it is suitable for your needs. If you have bought a business or premise it may be that the use has changed from the time of the original emergency lighting installation, so it is worth having an emergency lighting review. Emergency lighting is specifics to the needs of the use of the business, and thereby the levels required varies extensively. With our emergency lighting review, you can rest assured that you have the correct levels of emergency lighting for your premise, and if you need any alterations, we can carry out the work at a time that is convenient to you.

When you come to Black Pear Electrical for your EICR and emergency lighting review we will make sure that we work around the complexities of your business. Our experienced and professional team will ensure that your building is safe, maintained and tested to the latest regulations. To book your EICR and emergency lighting review call us today on 01905 700 490

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