What is an EICR?

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An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a periodic inspection report on a property’s safety relating to its fixed wiring.

Is your fixed wiring safe?

Electrical installations can become damaged over time which is why it is imperative to get fixed wiring tested to ensure that it is safe throughout your premises. If wiring is not adequately insulated this can cause serious electrical malfunctions. Flawed wiring and appliances can lead to potential electrical fires.

If you are a business owner, you are legally responsible for the well-being of your employees and can be prosecuted if they are harmed due to dangerous electrics.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)Are you thinking of purchasing a new home? Consider whether the property has an up-to-date EICR as this can save you money and inconvenience going forward. Imagine moving into your dream home to find that it requires a total re-wire, and you have to absorb the cost!

This inspection will determine if –

  • Any electrical installations are overloaded
  • There are any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards
  • There is any defective electrical work
  • There is a lack of earthing or bonding – these are 2 ways of preventing electric shocks that are built into electrical installations.

When an EICR is undertaken the electrics will be assessed and graded as below –

  • C1 – Danger is present, risk of injury and immediate attention is required
  • C2 – There is the potential for danger and urgent attention is advised
  • C3 – The electrics pose no danger, but improvement of the electrical system is recommended
  • FI – Further investigation required without delay

Our team of qualified, experienced engineers can advise on the frequency of testing, much depends on the nature of your establishment. As a standard, office environments and business owners should have an EICR undertaken every 5 years.

Landlords should also have an EICR carried out within this time frame or if there is a change of occupancy. Landlords must provide a copy of the EICR to their tenant, and to their local authority if requested. We would also recommend that regular portable appliance testing (PAT) is carried out on any electrical appliances they provide. A copy should be made available to the tenant as good practice.

Domestic properties should have a test undertaken every 10 years.

We appreciate that some critical systems cannot be powered down as it will disrupt workflow, therefore we offer ‘out of hours’ testing services where required and for business-critical systems that cannot be switched off at any time, visual inspection is offered.

All our electricians are experienced and fully qualified to carry out fixed-wired testing.
Is your fixed wiring safe?We follow IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) and our electricians are City & Guilds qualified. In addition, we are a member of the NICEIC Approved Contractors scheme for Electrical Contractors undertaking design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of electrical installations to the electrical safety standard BS 7671.

Have any questions? Need more information? Please contact us today on 01527 222 888 or Email us at  – info@adeelectricalsolutions.co.uk