Electrical Installation Condition Report EICR
What is an EICR
An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report, sometimes called a periodic inspection and test certificate is the document an electrician or electrical company will issue to say your electrical installation is safe for continued use.
An EICR report would identify any defects and conditions within your electrical installation that could cause potential danger, along with details of recommended improvements.
Overloaded socket found during an EICR in Nottingham caused by cables overheating on a faulty ring final circuit
Do I need to have an EICR
If you have a property with electricity then YES whether it is a home or a business this is the only way to prove and document that the installation is safe for continued use.
Dangerous wiring found on an electrical inspection in Nottingham. Heating flex found with connection directly to mains with no fuses fitted.
When do I need to get an EICR
An EICR is normally done every five years, or when there is a change of tenancy.
Is an EICR required by law
The simple answer is YES, as from July 2020. Landlords have had the responsibility to ensure that a tenanted property has an electrical installation that is safe to use.
If this is requested by the tenant, managing agent or local authority it should be delivered within 30 days.
Guide for landlords: electrical safety standards in the private rented sector - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
What kind of properties require an EICR?
Electrical installation condition reports are required on all types of properties, whether it be a home or offices,shops factory, hotels or holiday lets all need documentation to prove electrical safety.
What does an electrical installation condition report involve?
When the inspection and testing takes place in order to complete your EICR report the electrician will be looking at your electrical installation from the electrical supply intake, your earthing and bonding, circuit protection and the condition of wiring and accessories.
Any defects will be noted in the report and advice will be given where necessary.
The electrician may be at a typical residential property for 3 to 4 hours whilst carrying out the necessary checks in order to complete the report
What happens if my property fails an EICR?
If faults are found with the installation they will be noted in the report alongside recommended actions to be taken to rectify the reported faults.
In some cases the only course of action that can be taken at the time is to disconnect a circuit if a dangerous situation is found or a cable is found to be unfit for purpose.
Any faults found during the EICR requiring immediate action will be reported to the client immediately.
How much does an EICR report cost?
The cost of an EICR electrical report varies depending on the property type.
Here at Niman Electrical we try to keep the EICR report costs competitively priced.
How can I get an EICR in Nottingham?
Contact us at Niman Electrical,
we are always happy to help.