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TechProServ Has Achieved ISO 9001

We are delighted to announce that TechProServ™ has achieved certification and operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the following scope; The Design, Development and Delivery of Electro-Technical and Electro-Mechanical Services

After committing to the BSI journey in 2019, we set a goal to achieve this international standard for a quality management system by the end of Q1 2020.

You can read more about our preparation for ISO 9001 here. 

By achieving this certification standard, we can outwardly demonstrate our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements; it also demonstrates our continuous improvement and our streamline operational processes.

TechProServ™ prominently operates in the electrical, mechanical and engineering sectors, and we value our supply chain relationships as much as our customers. By officially operating the business under ISO 9001 standards we are strongly governed to work more efficiently and effectively within our supply chain.

We are continuously committed to complying to industry standards and health and safety protocol (SSIP) with already achieving, retaining and satisfying our NAPIT (Approved Contractor), CHAS, Safe Contractor, FGAS and RefCom. This latest achievement is a statement to our stakeholders, employees and supply chain that we wish to operate our business within a set framework to achieve our goals and objectives. This includes customer satisfaction objectives, production objectives and environmental objectives.

We are committed to maintaining the ISO 9001 certification and driven to increase our credibility within the industry and provide customers with confidence by working with TechProServ™, they are working with a supplier that stays in control of processes, procedures and lines of communications at all times.

Managing Director Mark Cox commented on this latest achievement: ‘Absolutely delighted with the outcome and its impact to date on the business. Attaining ISO standards have been strategic objectives since incorporation, attaining ISO 9001 is the start and/or foundation for moving onwards to ISO 45001 which is on our 2020 Q4 agenda, hopefully gaining certification in 2021 Q1.’

If you are looking for an agile and flexible supplier for your technical services; we can provide tailored solutions and services to suit your needs get in touch today.

How important is an Electrical Installation Condition Report for Business Owners and Landlords?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), also formerly known as a Periodic Inspection Report. The inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations and equipment underpin electrical safety in all situations, at home and in the workplace.

An EICR is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property. It must be carried out by an experienced, qualified electrician or approved contractor. Usually, this means they are a qualified electrician who has taken additional training and certification covering inspection and testing and also registered with a scheme provider such as the Napit. Plus, have excellent working knowledge and experience of electrical installations.

What is the aim of an electrical installation condition report?

  • Undertake and complete a comprehensive visual inspection and electrical test record of results.
  • Review the findings and check for compliance to IET Wiring Regulations
  • Find any damage, wear and tear that might affect safety and anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures. Record and report
  • Provide a record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.

During an EICR, an electrician may make several electrical observations and will give each one a recommendation code. The observations describe a defect or omission within the electrical installation. The electricians will code each observation according to the level of severity.

The observations will be clearly written and not in any way, a sales tool. The customer would then be able to source competitive quotes for the works recommended should they wish to do so.

What about insurance? 

Many insurers require an EICR before providing cover, especially where workers or the public are concerned. How would you feel about being taken to court for electrocuting a customer or employee only for your insurer to tell you that you’re not covered, and you’ll have to cover the costs?

The recommended frequencies for having electrical testing carried out will vary depending on the type of premises; the recommended frequencies are as follows:

Homeowners 

BS7671 (18th Edition Wiring Regulations) recommend having an EICR carried out at least every 10 years. It is also important to have one done if you are moving out or into a new home, if your insurance requires one – or if you suspect your current electrics are old, faulty or have been subject to poor quality additions.

The only exception to this is if the property has a swimming pool – this should ideally be tested once every year.

Landlords

Under the ‘Landlord and Tenants Act (1985) landlords must ensure that the electrical installation in a rented property is maintained safely throughout a tenancy. To ensure this, BS7671 recommend an EICR test at the change of tenancy or at least every 5 years. The Government has finally released the results of a consultation on Electrical Safety Standards in the private rented sector. Despite this, there has yet to be a date outlined for the implementation of mandatory five-year checks, with the consultation response outlining that ‘they will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time allows’. https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2020/1/announcement-for-mandatory-electrical-safety-checks-in-the-private-rented-sector/

Business Owners

While it is not a legal requirement to have an EICR, as an employer, you are responsible for the welfare of your employees. Under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act states that employers are ‘responsible for the health and safety of their employees’ and the ‘Electricity at work regulations’ requires precaution must be in place against the risk of injury from electricity used as part of work activities.

BS7671 recommend having an EICR undertaken at least every 5 years.

Contact us

If you require an EICR for your business and/or property, whether this is one site, many or a portfolio, we can provide a competent and qualified service. Contact us today!

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