What is an EICR?
An electrical inspection condition report (EICR) is an in-depth inspection of your property’s electrical systems and installation. The report assesses the competency of your electrics by three different categories:
C1 – this indicates that danger exists and will need immediate attention.
C2 – this indicates that there is the potential for danger and advises urgent attention.
C3 –Improvement recomended.
The investigation has revealed
recommended a non-compliance with the current
safety standard which, whilst not
presenting immediate or potential
danger, would result in significant
safety improvement if remedied.
How do you know if you need an EICR?
Over time, electrical installations will deteriorate with wear and age. This can potentially become a risk if they are not regularly checked; improperly insulated wiring can lead to dangerous electrical shorts while faulty wiring and appliances can cause electrical fires.
So, whether you’re a business owner, landlord or homeowner, it’s important you carry out regular checks on the condition of the electrics in your property.
The IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671, which sets the standard for electrical installations in the UK, recommends the following:
Business Owners – should have an EICR test once every five years.
Landlords – should also have an EICR test once every 5 years or when there is a change of tenancy.
Homeowners – should have an EICR test one every 10 years unless the property has a swimming pool in which case it is recommended the electrics should be tested every year.
We understand that each sector have their own particular requirements regarding the planning and delivery of electrical safety, testing, installation, remedial works and reporting.
ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial •
Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing
ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations. For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice