What is Remedial Work?
Upon the completion of our electrical testing we supply a number of test reports one of which is the EICR detailed technical document which itemises all the circuits that have been tested and their associated readings.
|This document contains the ‘overall assessment’ entry stating that the installation has either ‘passed’ and is classed as ‘Satisfactory’, or has failed in which case it is classed as ‘Unsatisfactory’.
If the latter is the case it is very important to be aware that you will need remedial work to be carried out so that any ‘damage, deterioration, defects and dangerous conditions discovered during the testing are rectified.
The above document is accompanied by an ‘Observation and Recommendations’ report that identifies the specific faults by the use of industry EICR codes which are detailed below…
- C1 – code ‘ Urgent Danger Present’ they need to be acted upon asap.
- C2 – code ‘Potentially Dangerous’ and need to be acted upon but are not urgent.
C3 – code are general observations and in the vast majority of cases require no action to be taken.
If having been classed as ‘Unsatisfactory’ during the testing the remedial work is not carried out then the employer or organisation could leave themselves open to a charge of negligence which could impact on any insurance claims that may arise.
Affinity Electrical Services will carry out the remedial work to correct those faults identified in the Observations and Recommendations Report and upon completion we would re-test and inspect those faulty areas.
At is only at this point that we would re-issue the EICR report classing the installation as ‘Satisfactory’.
It is only after these faults have been resolved that a new EICR Report can be issued stating that the installation is now ‘Satisfactory‘.