Testing & Inpection

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report

An Electrical Installation Condition report will:

  • Bring to attention any immediately dangerous conditions.
  • Discover any of your electrical circuits or equipment that is overloaded.
  • Locate any potential electric shock or fire hazards.
  • Highlight the lack of earthing or bonding.
  • Identify any defective electrical work.
  • Provide a circuit schedule (invaluable to any installation)

How often is an Electrical Installation Condition Report required?

An electrical installation should be tested at a maximum period of every:

  • 10 years or change of occupancy for households, domestic dwellings.
  • 5 years for commercial sectors (offices, shops, hospitals, schools)
  • 3 years for industrial sectors
  • 1 year for any special locations such as swimming pools, petrol stations, medical locations

Other circumstances when an electrical installation condition report should be carried out are:

  • When a premises is being prepared for letting purposes.
  • Before the sale of a property or when purchasing a previously occupied property.

The condition report includes:

  • The adequacy of earthing and bonding of the main services, water and gas and also structural steel work.
  • The suitability and functionality of switch and control gear.
  • The condition of the sockets, switches and light fittings.
  • The type of earthing system and its condition.
  • The testing of Residual Current Devices (RCD) which are a requirement to be installed on most new installations.  They provide extra protection for sockets, lighting, special locations and cables concealed within the walls.
  • The presence of adequate identification and warning/informative notices.
  • The extent of damage, wear and tear or other deterioration.
  • The additions or alterations to a premises which have led to, or could possibly lead to, problematic wiring.

Periodic Inspections & Reports

Our electricians can carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). These have replaced the Periodic Inspection Report (PIR), is the inspection of the condition of an existing electrical installation. It identifies, by listing observations, any defects against the Requirements for Electrical Installation British Standard BS7671. This is accomplished by carrying out a series of tests to make sure the electrical installation(s) continues to conform to the national safety standard

At Inspace Mechanical & Electrical all our electricians are City & Guild qualified, competent and regularly assessed. They will check the installation against the British Standard for wiring regulations. The report submitted is carried out with the BS7671 17th edition in mind.

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Why an Electrical Installation Condition Report is recommended?

Due to the fact that electrical installations deteriorate over time and many installations have been added to or altered by unskilled person this can create hazards and electricity can be dangerous.  That is why it is important to keep check the installations integrity so as to reduce the risk of harm to occupants/employees/members of the public.