Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

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AC Gold Electrical Services Ltd provide Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) as part of our range of electrical contractor testing and inspection services – fully quality inspected and tested with the relevant BS 7671:2008 17th Edition Amendment 3:2015 certificates issued on completion of work.

We make it our responsibility to make safe any dangerous electrical works discovered. We also offer a full remedial works quotation for all defaults that are discovered during the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

We can provide an on the spot repair service, or a planned electrical maintenance package which would see the upgrading of your electrical system carried out over a period of time to suit your electrical maintenance budget.

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

Our electrical contractor services include carrying out Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) which involves fixed wire testing of existing electrical installations and a report detailing any necessary electrical code repairs that are required to make the property safe and compliant with relevant legislation.

All electrical installations can deteriorate over time due to factors such as wear and tear, corrosion amd excessive electrical loading which can lead to the risk of electric shock and even electrical fires!

The EICR replaces what was known as a Periodic Inspection Report and is designed to be more easily understood by a customer so that they fully understand the report and the overall condition of their electrical installation.

If the electrical installation has any faults, they will be listed under the section of observations and recommendations and will be given one of the following codes:

  • code one – requires urgent attention
  • code two – requires improvement
  • code three – requires further investigation
  • code four – does not comply with current BS7671:2008 17th Edition incorporating Amendment 3:2015 standards

How often should you have an EICR carried out?

IEE recommends the maximum time between having an Electrical Installation Condition Report to be as follows;

Type of premises Time before next test
Educational premises 5 years
Commercial premises max 5 years
Industrial premises max 3 years
Domestic max 10 years or at change of occupancy
Shops and Offices max 5 years
Residential max 5 years or at change of occupancy
Hotels and Public Houses max 5 years
Community Centres/Village Halls max 5 years
Churches max 5 years
Places of public entertainment and theatres max 3 years
Leisure complexes (excluding swimming pools) max 3 years
Swimming pools max 1 years
Launderettes max 1 years
Construction site/temporary installations every 3 months

In addition to this both domestic and commercial properties should have this test carried out;

  • Upon a change of occupancy of the premises.
  • Upon a change of use of the premises.
  • If you have made any alterations/ additions to the original electrical wiring.
  • Where there is reason to believe that damage may have been caused to the electrical installation for example, after flooding.
Did you know…
  • That around 2.5million people per year receive a mains voltage electric shock and 350,000 of them resulted in serious injury? *
  • That 49% of homes in UK do not have an adequate RCD protection at the consumer unit? *
  • That each year around 43,000 house fires are caused by an electrical fault? *
* (Statistic from Electrical Safety Council)

EICR FAQ

An electrical safety inspection has 2 parts:
  1. An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) (formerly known as a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR)) on the safety of the electrical installations, fixtures and fittings within a property.
  2. A Portable Appliance Test (PAT) on any portable appliances that you have provided by as part of the rental property lease by the landlord.
During an Electrical Installation Condition Report, visual inspection and testing is carried out on electrical wiring, fixed electrical equipment (including boilers, panel / storage heaters and hard-wired smoke / fire / carbon monoxide detectors), electrical fittings (including sockets, switches, domestic consumer unit (fuse board)) within the property. A portable appliance test (PAT) will also be conducted on any movable electrical equipment (refrigerators, toasters, televisions, etc) provided by the landlord as part of the tenancy. AC Gold Electrical Services Ltd will then produce an EICR document which highlights any problems using different classifications:
  • Code C1 indicating ‘danger present’
  • Code C2 indicating ‘potentially dangerous’
  • Code FI indicating ‘further investigation required’
Any remedial work that is undertaken as a result of the inspection will then be recorded on a Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate.
No, an electrical installation is only required if you are renting your property.
All rental properties must have an Electrical Installation Condition Report carried out:
  • at least every 10 years;
  • or every time a new occupant moves into a property.

What is involved in an EICR?

A visual inspection and testing is carried out of electrical wiring, electrical components, sockets, switches, domestic consumer unit (fuse board) within the property.
After completion of your EICR, AC Gold Electrical Services Ltd will provide a report identifying any unsafe electrical wiring or components found within your property. A quotation will also be provided for the necessary electrical code repairs (IET BS 7671:2008 17th Edition A3:2015) required to bring your property up to compliance with EESSH regulations. The EICR is designed to be easy to read, allowing customers to fully understand the report and the overall condition of their electrical installation. AC Gold Electrical Services Ltd is well placed to assist you in providing an Electrical Installation Condition Report for your rental property. The Electrical Installation Conditioning Report is necessary because all electrical installations deteriorate due to a number of factors such as damage, wear and tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, ageing and other environmental influence. If an installation has deteriorated it can leave people vulnerable to electric shock and potential electrical fires. As a leading electrical contractor AC Gold Electrical Services Ltd provide a fully compliant service to make safe any dangerous electrical works discovered in occupied and void rental housing. We also offer a full remedial works quotation for all defaults that are discovered during the Electrical Installation Conditioning Report. We can provide an on the spot repair service, or a planned electrical maintenance package which would see the upgrading of your electrical system carried out over a period of time to suit your electrical maintenance budget. If the electrical installation has any faults, they will be listed under the section of observations and recommendations and will be given one of the following codes:
  • code one – requires urgent attention
  • code two – requires improvement
  • code three – requires further investigation
  • code four – does not comply with current BS7671:2008 17th Edition incorporating Amendment 3:2015 standards

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