Fixed Electrical Wiring deteriorates with time, meaning that you need to regularly test your entire electrical distribution system to ensure it’s full safety and compliance, not only to stay within current regulations, but to keep your staff and visitors safe. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 state that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury or harm must be maintained and kept in a safe condition.
You will receive an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) with your test, and we can also offer a free remedial quote for anything that we feel needs fixing as per the inspection report. Once all the remedial works are complete, we will provide you with an EICR Certificate which is valid for between 1-5 years (dependent on your business type).
Our Fixed Wire Testing is NICEIC accredited making us compliant with the very latest regulations in the UK. We always arrive when arranged, at a pre-scheduled time to suit you best. We’ll also give you all the correct documentation to prove your full compliance.
Our prices are amongst the lowest in the UK and our engineers will cover the whole of the UK to complete the works.
Why Should you use our Service ?
- Fully Accredited - Accreditation with NICEIC and more
- Free Remedial Quote - We can offer a free remedial quote for your system faults and errors
- Nationwide Coverage - We service all businesses across the UK; no matter what size
- EICR Certificate - You’ll receive your EICR certificate with every qualifying inspection
- Expert Engineers - Our fully qualified engineers are experts in identifying any potential problems
- Save up to 30% - Find out how much you could save with a free quote!
When to consider an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?
- If your property is Commercial, Industrial, Retail or a Private Rental ** this is a mandatory requirement by law
- Change of ownership
- Change of tenancy **
- Change of use of premises
- To verify continued compliance with BS 7671
- To comply with insurance companies
** Rental Properties Change In Regulation July 2020
In England, any tenancies starting after 1 July 2020 will be required to have an EICR before they commence, those under way at that date must have an EICR completed before April 1st 2021.
For brand new properties with an existing EIC (electrical installation certificate) an EICR will be required to be completed before the 5 year anniversary of the EIC certificate.
What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.
What is done during an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
For many years inspection and testing carried out on an existing electrical installation was known as a Periodic Inspection Report. From the end of 2011 that was changed, as was the format of the report to become the Electrical Installation Condition Report.
An Electrical Installation Condition Report is an in-depth inspection and test of an existing electrical installation and is reported on a form that complies with the current wiring regulations, BS7671:2008 as amended in 2011. All of the accessible electrical accessories (socket outlets, switches, etc.) are visually inspected, with 10% of them being inspected internally. This means that the accessories are opened up to expose the wiring and terminals to establish if there is anything to suggest poor installation or quality of materials.
The installation is also inspected for the presence of bonding conductors, the correct type and location of switchgear and that the installation is being used correctly.
A detailed test follows, where a range of tests are carried out on each circuit to determine that the safety measures that have been put in place will operate correctly in fault conditions. This includes determining that the earth fault path is effective enough to result in automatic disconnection of the supply in the event of a fault, that the wiring is in good condition and that the residual current device (RCD) operates quickly enough to avoid any danger to the users of the installation.
BS7671 Intervals between Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
|Type of Premise||Frequency|
|Domestic Premises - Rented||5 years or change of occupier|
|Commercial Premises||5 years or change of occupier|
|Educational Establishments||5 years|
|Industrial Premises||3 years|
|Cinemas & Theaters||1 year|
|Leisure Complexes||1 year|
|Places of Public Entertainment||1 year|
|Agricultural & Horticultural||3 years|
|Caravan Sites||1 year|
|Public Houses||5 years|
Try our helpful 'How to' guide on how to count your circuits, if you are unsure of how many you have in your building click here
Still have some unanswered questions? try our handy guide to 'What Happens on an EICR' here.
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