Testing & Inspection
- An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report. It is a formal document that is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property. It must be carried out by a Part P Registered Electrician who has a good working knowledge and experience of electrical installations.
- There are many reasons why a householder might request an EICR and indeed they are highly recommended where proof may be required to show an electrical installation is safe. One of the more common reasons an EICR is requested is in rented accommodation where an EICR is the most straightforward and least time consuming method of proving an electrical installation is safe.
- An EICR is also recommended in all domestic homes every 10 years to check the condition of the electrical installation and ensure there is no deterioration, however there may be reasons why an EICR would need to be done more often.
- It is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out on all electrical equipment and installations to maintain safety and efficiency.
- Landlords are required by law to ensure: That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration. That a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has a periodic inspection carried out on the property every five years.
- Tenanted properties should be checked every 5 years or at each change of occupancy, whichever is sooner, homes every 10 years and businesses at least every 5 years.
- We also recommend that electrical inspections are carried out before purchasing a new property to ensure they meet the current safety regulations.
Call us now on
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION