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Electrical Safety Certificates

What is a Electrical Installation Condition Report

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a formal document that provides a detailed assessment of the safety and suitability of an electrical installation. It is conducted by a qualified electrician, and involves a thorough inspection of all the electrical wiring, circuits, fittings, and accessories in a property .

The purpose of an EICR is to identify any potential hazards, defects, or problems with an electrical installation that could pose a risk to the safety of the occupants of the property. The report will highlight any areas that require improvement, repair, or replacement, and provide recommendations for remedial work to bring the installation up to current safety standards.

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Who needs an EICR?

EICRs are a legal requirement for landlords and businesses and failure to comply with periodic inspection requirements can result in hefty fines. It’s also recommended for homeowners to ensure that their electrical installations are safe and up to regulations especially if property has undergone any significant refurbishment or renovation work. Beyond this, an EICR can also increase the lifespan of electrical installations as problems are identified before they cause damage. Homeowners should consider getting their electrical installations inspected by qualified and experienced electricians, so they can be confident that they are safe and efficient.

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When shall I get an EICR?

EICR are typically carried out at regular intervals, depending on the age and condition of the installation, and the type of property or occupancy. If a property is being rented out, it should be inspected once every five years or when a new tenant moves in. However, it is recommended to get your electrical circuits tested at least once every ten years in any case.

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What’s Included in an EICR?

An EICR is a detailed report that outlines the condition of the electrical installations. The report generally includes the following information:

  1. Identification of any potential risks or dangers – These can include things like overloaded circuits, faulty circuit breakers, outdated wiring, or any other issues that could potentially cause harm.
  2. A detailed report of the condition of the electrical wiring – This includes information on the age and condition of the wiring, as well as the type of materials used.
  3. A report of all equipment and other electrical installations – Any electrical installations like security lighting, smoke detectors, or alarms will be checked to ensure that they are in good working order.
  4. A summary of test results – These include results on various components such as earth connections, RCD testing, polarity, and insulation resistance.

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Electrical Installation Condition Reports are critical for ensuring the safety and efficiency of electrical systems in properties. It is necessary for landlords and business owners to maintain compliance with safety requirements, but all homeowners should also consider getting their installations inspected regularly, at least every ten years. By ensuring that electrical installations are in good working order, you are protecting your property and preventing potential hazards. 

Contact us today to schedule an EICR.

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