In the current environment, it is essential that all Commercial Electrical Remedial Works are carried out quickly and to the highest possible standards, which is where the expert engineers at Hexo Services step in.
After an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), or a Periodic Inspection Report, has been carried out, you will be advised to arrange any necessary Commercial Electrical Remedial Works. If entrusted to us, all reparation works will be carried out by a specialist electrical test engineer, rendering your premises compliant and your employees and customers safe.
Depending on the severity of the issues identified during your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), some faults will be given priority. Ranging in severity, there are four EICR observation codes that highlight the condition of your system. In order to achieve compliance, you will be required to repair any C1, C2 and FI faults quickly, but rectifying all faults, even those considered low risk, is the best approach to achieving a safe and efficient workplace.
Observation Code C1
The most severe observation code, C1 means danger is present and there is an immediate threat to safety. If you are given a C1 code, action is mandatory. In the event of a C1 code our engineer will issue you with a “Danger Notice” and will advise you on how we can competently repair the defect back to a satisfactory state.
Observation Code C2
C2 means there is a potentially dangerous defect with your electrical system and urgent corrective work is required. The issue probably is not an immediate concern, but it is likely to become dangerous if ignored.
Observation Code C3
Code 3 is a lower-level code defined as ‘Improvement Recommended’, which means a non-regulatory issue has been identified or an element of the installation is recommended to be improved. There is no immediate danger and a certificate can have a satisfactory outcome if there are only C3 observation codes reported on it.
Observation Code FI
The FI observation code highlights that further investigation into the system is required. This generally means our engineer has found something that needs to be looked at in more depth. You will be given an overall unsatisfactory report, until the engineer can confirm whether the system is safe.
No matter what the issues identified, we will undertake quick and efficient modifications to your electrical system. In order to render them compliant with BS 7671, the national standard for electrical installations. Once repair works have been carried out, the whole system will be examined again, to ensure the maintenance has been suitably completed.
Typical Commercial Electrical Remedial Works might include:
- Replacement distribution boards and circuits
- Circuit repairs
- Replacement light fittings
- Replacement sockets and switches
- Repairs to damaged cables
- Installation of RCD protection
- Earthing and bonding upgrades and installations
- Circuit breakers and RCBOs
- Protection around enclosures
- Loose and damaged accessories
Once your system has been repaired, we will then issue you with an Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC), or a Minor Works Certificate (MW), along with a satisfactory Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). This is proof that your system is up-to-date, safe and compliant.
Our expert engineers will also make suggestions and offer advice on improving the efficiency, functionality and operation of your existing systems. We offer out-of-hours appointments, so you can choose a time that suits you, allowing your business operations to continue with minimal disruption.
Working with clients across London and the South East, we also undertake works that have previous been inspected or repaired by another company or professional. We offer special rates to businesses if we are instructed to undertake additional works.