What is an EICR and why do I need one?

An EICR is an ‘Electrical Installation Condition Report’ which determines whether an installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued use. It will uncover potential fire hazards and electric shock risks and determine any faulty or unsafe electrical work. Please go to our Testing & Inspection page which gives you all the information on the purposed of the EICR.

Are there anymore government grants available for EV chargers?

The EVHS (Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme) ended on 31st March 2022 for people who live in bungalows, detached, semi-detached and terraced housing. It is still available to people that live in flats or rented accommodation. The grant provides up to 75% (max £350) of the cost of one charger and installation. You will need to look on the government website to check that you meet the criteria for this grant, please see the link below. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customer-guidance-electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme/electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme-guidance-for-customers.

The WSC (Workplace Charging Scheme) is still available to businesses, charities and public sector organisations for up to 40 sockets across all sites and for up to 75% (max £350) per installation. Please take a look at the link below to see if your business meets the applicant and site eligibility criteria https://www.gov.uk/guidance/workplace-charging-scheme-guidance-for-applicants#about-the-scheme

Is your company registered with any electrical bodies?

Yes;- NICEIC (National Inspection Council & Electrical Installation Contracting) – We have been an approved contractor since 2016. This means that our company has been thoroughly assessed and proved to be compliant against strict standards and regulations in the industry. SafeContractor – we are an accredited company which means we have proved we are a safe, reliable and complaint company which takes our Health & Safety requirements seriously making sure everything is handled in the correct way. We have been audited and meet the necessary requirements in regard to health and safety, equal opportunities, diversity and environmental management practices. We are assessed annually so it is something that is continuously monitored to keep our standards to the correct level.

How much energy does an LED light fitting save?

Typically an LED light can reduce your energy consumption by up to 70%

Are there any grants available for LED lighting?

-Yes, these are often available through your local council so please get in touch and see how they can help you with this.

How long does an LED light fitting last?

LED lighting is still fairly new to the market so there is not a lot of data on this at the moment for us to compare. The good news though is if you use a good quality product from a reputable UK manufacturer they will usually give you a 3-5 year product warranty. Kwik Electrical also matches this product warranty with a 3 year labour warranty so if anything goes wrong in this time you will not have to pay anything.

Do you need to have all items PAT tested?

PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is not a legal requirement in the UK but legislation states that businesses/employers/landlords should make sure that all electrical equipment is maintained to a safe standard. Also, a business has a responsibility to its employees to ensure their health & safety, so it is still a good idea to have this done to prevent any electrical accidents from happening in the workplace. If you would like any more information or a quotation for this service please get in touch and we can go through your specific requirements.

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