Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)
Electrical installation condition report (EICR) or electrical safety certificates. We provide EICR services for homeowners, insurance companies, letting agents and landlords. For a reliable local electrician that carries out EICR's for both domestic and commercial properties in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. Warrington, Cheshire and Wigan, Greater Manchester areas. Call or email us now...
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ProElec Electrical Services Ltd. NICEIC approved contractors undertake Electrical installation condition report (EICR). Providing electrical compliance certificates for both domestic and commercial properties. Types of services we offer are, Landlord electrical certificates, letting agents, insurance reports to full commercial certification on new and existing installations. Detailed below you will find how frequent a periodic inspection and testing should be carried out. A few areas we cover Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. Warrington, Cheshire and Wigan, Greater Manchester areas. Stay up to date with current electrical wiring regulations BS7671 18th edition, 2020.
What is the purpose of an Electrical Installation Condition Report
The fundamentals of an EICR are:
- To carry out an inspection of the electrical system in order to make sure your electrical installation is safe and up to current standards.
- To check the wear and tear on the electrical system that might affect the safety.
- To inspect components of the electrical installation to make sure they meet the IET Wiring Regulations 2020
- To identify any potential faults that could lead to an electric shock.
- To keep records of the electrical installation’s condition for any future inspections.
Types of EICR.
Visual EICR – is a report where no testing is carried out, this and is only suitable if the installation has been tested beforehand.
Periodic electrical inspection (EICR) – is carried out every 1, 3, 5 and 10 years depending on the premises if it’s a domestic or commercial property. These are scheduled inspections to check whether the electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued use, by the use of electrical inspections and test procedures.
We also carry out landlord electrical safety reports and electrical installation condition reports for insurance and licensing purposes (Public Entertainment licence) e.g. Theatres, Pubs, Clubs, and Hotels etc.
We have a sensible approach to electrical testing and are fully aware of the increasing costs of staying on top of ever expanding electrical regulations, we will work with you to find the most economical way when rectifying any faults / problems, to ensure you have an electrical safety certificate.
￼The NIC-EIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work done by contractors registered to the NIC-EIC Domestic Installer Scheme. See the benefits of using a contractor registered by the NIC-EIC.
We carry out Electrical Periodic Inspection Reports and electrical condition reports for several local Estate Agencies; we will collect keys for access to properties for your convenience with the assurance that all our electricians and staff are uniformed and carry company identification. Each electrician is qualified to the new 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations and CITY & GUILDS 2391 Inspection & Testing Certification of Electrical Installations.
We are fully insured with £5m public liability insurance with professional indemnity, fully compliant with the current health and safety legislation. Copies of these documents are available on request.
The NIC-EIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work done by contractors registered to the NIC-EIC Domestic Installer Scheme. See the benefits of using a contractor registered by the NIC-EIC.
ProElec Electrical Services work quickly and efficiently with a team of electricians to complete the rewiring project as quickly as possible – thereby minimising the disruption to your premises. For more information please contact us via the online form or telephone ProElec Electrical Services directly on 01925 222197
Electrical Installation Condition Report,
Electrical Installation Certificate
Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate
Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate
Periodic Inspection Report
PAT Testing Certificate
PAT Testing Certificate For Building Sites
Emergency Lighting Reports
Fire Alarm Reports
PAT testing for landlords, insurance companies and letting agents.
PAT testing can also be done at the same time as a periodic inspection report. By doing the two together you will save time and money. PAT testing at the same time could locate any potential safety risks with any electrical appliances.
An electrical installation condition report will reveal if any circuits or electrical equipment are being overloaded, locate any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in an installation, identify any defective DIY electrical work, or highlight any lack of earthing or bonding. Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is electrically safe.
For landlords, property agents, domestic, commercial or industrial see Landlord electrical safety reports and certificates.
For further information on landlord electrical safety visits our page that gives a clear explanation of what is a electrical installation condition report and why it is required, alternatively you can contact us for further information or for a free no-obligation quote.
If your a property agent, commercial or industrial we can discussed prices for electrical tests on a one to one basis. Please contact us for further information for on call-out charges etc, and management contracts.
After the electrical tests ProElec Electrical Services will provide you with a BS7671 Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) along with a schedule of test results, evidence of any defects and departures from the IEE wiring regulations and a circuit chart to be placed either onto or near to the fuse board / consumer unit. Additionally you will be provided with professional technical advice from one of our qualified electricians in conjunction with notification and advice relating to the frequency and extent of required future periodic reports.
￼The frequency of periodic inspection and testing can be determined by taking into account:
1. The type of installation
2. Its use and operation
3. The frequency and quality of maintenance
4. The external influences to which it is subjected
The table below provides guidance on the frequency of formal inspections of electrical installations as well as routine checks, the time interval between the issuing of the Electrical Installation Certificate on completion of the work and the first inspection.
Domestic: Houses / Flats - N/A
Change of occupancy/10 years - N/A
Commercial – 1 year change of occupancy/5 years 1,2
Educational establishments – 4 months, 5 years, 1,2
Hospitals – 1 year, 5 years, 1,2
Industrial – 1 year, 3 years, 1,2
Residential accommodation at change of occupancy/ 1 year, 5 years, 1
Offices – 1 year, 5 years, 1,2
Shops – 1 year, 5 years, 1,2
Laboratories – 1 year, 5 years, 1,2
Buildings open to the public
Cinemas – 4 months, 1 year, 2,6,7
Church installations – 1 year, 5 years (quinquenially), 2
Leisure complexes – 4 months, 1 year, 1,2,6
Places of public entertainment – 1 year, 5 years, 1,2,6
Restaurants and hotels – 1 year, 5 year, 1,2,6
Theatres – 1 year, 3 year, 2,6,7
Public houses – 1 year, 5 years, 1,2,6
Village halls/Community centres – 1 year, 5 years, 1,2
Agricultural and horticultural – 1 year, 3 years, 1,2
Caravans – 1 year, 3 years, N/A
Caravan parks – 6 months, 1 year, 1,2,6
Highway power supplies as convenient – 6 years, N/A
Marinas – 4 months, 1 year, 1,2
Fish farms – 4 months, 1 year, 1,2
Emergency lighting – daily/monthly, 3 years, 2,3,4
Fire alarms – daily/weekly/monthly, 1 year, 2,4,5
Laundrettes – 1 year, 1 year. 1,2,6
Petrol filling stations – 1 year, 1 year, 1,2,6
Construction site installations – 3 months, 3 months, 1,2
1. Particular attention must be taken to comply with S1 1988 No 1057. The Electricity Supply Regulations 1988.
2. S1 1988 N0 635 The Electricity at Work Regulations.
3. See BS5266: Part : 1988 Code of practice for the emergency lighting.
4. Other intervals are recommended for testing operation of batteries and generators.
5. See BS 5839: Part 1: 1988 Code of practice for system design installation and servicing.
6. Local Authority Conditions of Licence.
7. S1 1995 No 1129 (Clause 27) The Cinematography (Safety) Regulations
1. Details of the electrical system are recorded with the owners name and property address.
2. What type of installation is it, domestic, commercial or Industrial.
3. Make of the fuse board or consumer units it has and Number of circuits used.
4. Number of sockets, lights, etc, also what’s on each circuit.
5. Visually Checking for any defects.6. Dead testing of each circuit to obtain test results to check the safety of each circuit.
7. Live testing of the circuits to check they are safe.
8. Check that the correct cable sizes are used on each circuit.
9. Check to see if the main earthing conductor is present and correct.
10. Test if the gas pipe is earth bonded and installed correctly with the correct size cable.
11. Check if main water pipe is earth bonded and installed correctly with the correct size cable.
12. Check the RCD’s are working correctly, if fitted, and the right size milliamp is used, also test to see if it tripps in the correct time.
Useful Information via other websites about (EICR)
A guide on Conditions Report and EICR - Electrical Safety First.
Why do you need an EICR? – View the infographic.
The purpose of an EICR – Trade Skills 4 u.
What is an EICR? - Sparky Facts.
A guide to getting your electrics checked – NICEIC Factsheet
Main aspects of reporting on the condition of electrical installation - Professional Electrician.
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Questions we often get asked about electrical installation condition reports.
How much is an electrical installation condition report?
The price to carry out an electrical installation condition report would depend on the size of the property. A 3 bed house would be around £160 for the full report.
How long would it take to compete an electrical installation condition report?
It would depend whether its a domestic or commercial property. An average size 3 bed house would take around 3 to 4 hours to complete.
What does (EICR) stand for?.
Electrical installation condition report. (EICR)
What is the purpose of an EICR?.
The purpose of an EICR is to assess the condition of the fixed electrical wiring system in your property is in a safe and satisfactory condition.
What is an NICEIC approved contractor?
NICEIC Approved Contractors are electrical companies registered with the NICEIC and assessed annually to demonstrate there continued compliance on electrical safety to the highest standards covering all types of electrical installations.
Type of certification you require depends on the type of electrical installation.
- EICR for commercial premises like shops, offices and schools to name a few should be inspected every 5 years often referred to as a 5 yearly electrical report or 3 years if the premises are used for entertainment purposes.
- EICR reports and inspections of Industrial electrical systems in warehouses, factories are also carried out periodically every 3 to 5 years.
- Domestic EICR reports should be carried out every 10 years on private dwellings to assess continued electrical safety or change of occupancy if the property is being sold a report is required by the mortgage lender, 5 years on HMO’s or other rented accommodations.
- New legislation on the electrical safety standards in the private rented sector (england) regulations 2020 to come into effect, meaning landlords must ensure every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person.
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