An Electrical installation condition report is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.
A EICR will:
- Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
- Find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
- Identify any defective DIY electrical work
- Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.
Why is an Electrical installation condition report needed?
Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.
According to UK Government statistics, each year on average 10 people die and about 750 are seriously injured in accidents involving unsafe electrical installations in the home.
How often do i need to have an Electrical installation condition report?
As a general guide the following applies although frequency can vary depending on other factors.
- Domestic – 10 Years
- Commercial – 5 years
- Industrial – 3 years
Ses are specialists in carrying out Electrical inspections for domestic, commercial and industrial installations.
We can cover any size installation, from buyers and landlords safety checks in domestic properties, schools and nursing homes, shops and restaurants, small or large office blocks, warehouses and factory units etc.
Please contact us for more information.