Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR)
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should, therefore, be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check the electrical system is satisfactory for continued use.
Once you have the (EICR) completed you will be issued with the full report as an Electrical Installation Condition Report
Who should carry out the (EICR)
The Electrical Inspection should be carried out only by electrically competent persons such as registered electricians.
They will check the condition of the electrical system against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations BS7671 Requirement for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations)
It’s always best to use a registered inspector who is a member of a regulated Government Scheme. The person who is a member of this type of scheme is regularly assessed to be competent in this field of work.
They will be fully insured and will probably be able to carry out any remedial work if necessary.
The Electrical Inspection (EICR Will:
- Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
- Find any potential electric shock risk and fire hazard.
- Identify any defective electrical work.
- Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
- Highlight any departure from the current electrical regulations now 18th Edition BS7671
Tests are carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided which is invaluable for the property.
Your electrical installation should be inspected and tested every:
- 10 Years for an owner-occupied home.
- 5 Years for a rented home.
- 3 Years for a caravan.
- 1 Year for a swimming pool.
The above is the most common type of (EICR) other properties will have a different time schedule please contact for advice.
Other time when (EICR) should be carried out:
- When a property is being prepared for letting.
- Before selling a property.
- Before the purchase of a previously occupied property.