Do I Need an EICR?
Electrical installations deteriorate over time. They should be periodically inspected and tested to ensure they are in a satisfactory condition. These checks are called many names including:
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Periodic Inspection Report (PIR)
Fixed Wire Testing
Electrical Safety Certificates
Landlord Electrical Certificate
Your electrical installation should be routinely inspected/tested every:
10 years for a domestic house
5 years for a rented house
5 years for commercial premises
3 years for medical premises
3 years for industrial premises
3 years for a caravan
EICRs should also be carried out when a property is being prepared for letting, or when buying or selling a property.
EICRs should only be carried out by electricians with a 2391 inspection and testing qualification.
At Premlex we are registered with the NICEIC, the most recognised electrical authority in the U.K.
Book your domestic home owners, or landlords, electrical inspection today
Commercial, or industrial clients please call for prices, or to arrange a quotation.
We will inspect and test the electrical installation comparing it with UK regulations for electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).
The inspection looks at the following:
Earthing and bonding.
Trip switches and fuses. E.g. an old fusebox with a wooden back, bakelite switches, etc will need replacing.
The condition of switches, sockets and accessories.
Electrical Accessories that may need replacing: older round-pin sockets, round light switches, cables with fabric coating hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, black switches and sockets mounted in skirting boards.
Wiring systems and their condition. E.g. Rubber wiring which was discontinued in 1960’s and lead, or fabric cables which are even older and would require replacing in most cases.
Sockets for use outdoors, ensuring they are protected by a residual current device (RCD).
Identification of wiring and notices.
The presence of wear and tear, damage or other degradation.
Any changes in the use of the premises that have led to, or may lead to, unsafe conditions.
The engineer will then issue a certificate reporting fault codes for any observed issues with the installation which could pose risk of fire and/or electric shock.
If a dangerous or potentially dangerous risk is found, the overall condition of the electrical installation will be declared to be ‘unsatisfactory’ meaning that urgent remedial action is required to remove the risks to the premises and people within them.
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