EICR - Electrical Installation Condition Report
What is an EICR?
An electrical installation condition report (EICR) identifies any damage, deterioration, defects and/or conditions which may be dangerous. It will involve the testing of various circuits which will require turning off the electrics at the main supply. This allows us to identify
any possible hidden defects or issues.
The purpose of an EICR (also known as periodic inspection and testing of an electrical installation), is to determine, so far as is reasonably practicable, whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service. It is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every five for privately rented properties or when there is a change of occupancy in a dwelling. Typically an EICR will take around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on the size of a property and the number of circuits requiring testing.
What will an EICR tell me?
An EICR will provide the condition of the electrics in your property and determine whether it complies with the current British Standard for electrical safety (BS 7671). It will record a number of observations in line with BS 7671 and code each issue for improvement which may be necessary or beneficial to improving safety in your home.
EICR will either be satisfactory or unsatisfactory, depending on the types of observations found during the inspection.
What makes our EICR different?
We don’t just provide you with an EICR. Since we are already onsite for the inspection, we take photographs of your electrical installation and include them in a separate, more detailed report which includes further descriptions of any observations found as well, as the condition/expiration dates of your smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms.
This additional information will be helpful for you to better understand the condition of your property and to plan for any work that may be needed or budgeted for in the future. The more you know about your property, the better! And we’re here to help explain it all in simple, every day terminology.
What do the EICR codes mean?
C1 – Danger Present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action required.
C2 – Potentially Dangerous. Urgent remedial action required.
C3 – Improvement Recommended.