What is an EICR?

An EICR is an electrical installation condition report, on the condition of an electrical installation. The process involves a combination of inspection and testing to determine if the electrical installation is safe for continued use and on completion, a report is issued.

Carrying out an EICR requires multiple tests to be performed on the electrical systems of your property: Earth measurement reading, bonding test, continuity of circuit protective conductors, continuity of ring, insulation resistance, polarity test, earth fault loop impedance, RCD test and visual circuit observation. Our certified contractors have a vast experience in identifying faults in electrical systems spanning all types of properties.

How long will an EICR take and how much will it cost?

The time required to perform your assessment will depend on the size of your property. On average an EICR takes around 2-4 hours.

Why do I need an EICR?

Whether it’s a business or a domestic property you rent out; your electrical installation should always be covered by an in date Electrical Installation Condition Report.

From April-2021, It’s a legal requirement for landlords to provide copy of EICR to their existing or new tenants. EICRs may be required for a variety of other purposes including buying, selling or renewal of lease/contract and may have been requested by your solicitors. Home owners can have it carried out to ensure electrical safety within their property.

Retest periods vary for different property types, to ensure optimal safety tests should be performed on the following intervals:

Rented Houses: 5 years

Domestic Property: 10 years

Our EICR process

We take the time to perform all the required tests to ensure your property’s electrical systems are completely safe.

We test: every single cable in your property: all sockets, all lights, all light switches to ensure your safety. We record our observations and recommend what remedial action should be taken if a fault is encountered.

Issues with your electrical system within an EICR report are broken down into 3 categories:

Code C1

This observation means “Danger present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action required”

This code denotes an issue that presents an immediate threat to the safety of occupants, guests, and customers on the premises

Code C2

This observation means “Potentially dangerous, urgent remedial action required”
The homeowner is at risk of shock

Code C3

This observation appearing in an EICR report means “Improvement recommended”
A code C3 denotes that there is a non-compliance with the safety code, but it does not present immediate or potential danger.


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