Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
An electrical installation condition report (EICR), or formally a periodic inspection report as they used to be called are often referred to by customers as a Landlord Safety Test or Homebuyers Test.
Do I need an Electrical Condition Report? The simple answer is yes, whether it’s your home, a business or a property you rent out, your electrical installation should always be covered by an in date Electrical Condition Report. Although it’s not a legal requirement to have an Electrical Condition Report, many legal documents refer to an Electrical Condition Report as a way of satisfying their requirements – The Electricity at Work Act as one example.
Did you know that if you rent out a property and your tenant is electrocuted due to unsafe electrics then you can be prosecuted? Claiming that you were unaware of the condition of the electrical installation is not a suitable defence by the way. In many areas, the local council will insist on a Condition Report for licensing rental properties.
Many insurers require an Electrical Condition Report before providing cover, especially where workers or the public are concerned.
WHAT IS INSPECTED IN AN EICR?
During an EICR, the consumer unit (or fuseboard), wiring and electrical accessories are thoroughly tested and inspected for faults or deviations from the Wiring Standards. Throughout the test, the following will be inspected and tested:
- The adequacy of the earthing and bonding
- Devices for protection against fire and electric shock
- Any damage or wear and tear that might affect the safety of the properties inhabitants
- Identification of any damaged electrical fittings and accessories
- Identification of any exposed live wires that could cause a fire or injury
A report detailing the findings, including test results is issued following the inspection.
We undertake all types of electrical work – no project is too big or too small.
Additions & alterations to wiring including modifications, terminations of unused circuits, extensions of cabling, new sub main armoured cable to new distribution board or outside buildings.
Additional lighting circuits & fixtures, relocate luminaries & switches & 2 way lighting controls. Outside automatic lighting to come on when it gets dark, security lighting and modern switched lighting fixtures.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) to check the safety & condition of installations. Previously known as Periodic Inspection Report (PIR)
We specialise in full rewires where required and manage the project from start to finish including design, installation & full testing. Our team are experts in cabling and provide a competitive & compliant, neat & efficient re-wire service.
We can investigate faults or things that are just not quite right for example nuisance tripping or sockets and lights not working.
CCTV & IP Cameras
Security IP Cameras & CCTV Recorders.
AV – Audio Video
We are Audio Visual specialists including; sound, projection & home cinema installations.
Data cabling, Internet, telephone & Structured Cabling in domestic, commercial offices and classrooms