Centrica Business Solutions offer a full service when it comes to fixed electrical inspection and testing, providing remedial works for any defects or non-compliances identified.
At the end of your inspection, you will be issued with an Electrical Installation Condition Report detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the current safety standard (BS7671) that might give rise to danger.
These are prioritised as:
Code 1: Danger Present - The safety of those using the installation is at risk
Code 2: Potentially Dangerous - The safety of those using the installation may be at risk
Code 3: Improvement recommended
Code FI: Further investigation required without delay may reveal a C1 or C2 item after further investigation
Where a defect or non-compliance is discovered that attracts a Code C1, C2 or FI, the overall condition of the electrical installation will be declared to be ‘unsatisfactory’, meaning that remedial action is required without delay to remove the danger (danger being a risk or injury to persons or livestock) in those installations.
As part of our Standard and Premium testing packages, we will provide a remedial quotation on completion of the project and identify the corrective works required to achieve compliance with current legislation, including the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
If you would like to proceed with the quote, our experienced engineers will then attend site to carry out the remedial works. Like the initial inspection, this will be provided with minimal disruption to your business at a date and time to suit you. Once all corrective action has been successfully completed, you will then be issued with relevant certificates i.e. Minor Works, Installation certificate. Your account on our interactive web portal, Compliance Solutions will also be updated with the latest documents to represent your compliance. This will then close out the outstanding Code C1, C2 and FI observations and remedial actions and provides a fantastic audit trail if required. This will also be reflected on the Dashboard of your portal.
Did you know, we can also carry out remedial works for testing completed by another provider?
Please remember as a duty holder, you have a legal responsibility to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees to matters within their control and have a duty to keep electrical systems safe.
Regulation 4 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, requires that: ‘As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent such danger.’ Where danger may exist, all systems should be constructed and maintained in a safe condition, and records of maintenance should be kept.
Therefore, it is vital that any Code C1, C2 or FI observations are dealt with. If you chose not to correct the remedials, you will not be insured against any non-compliances and would not be able to provide evidence in the event of a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation.