Electrical Installation Condition Reports
The main purpose of periodic inspection and testing is to detect so far as is reasonably practicable, and to report on, any factors impairing or likely to impair the safety of an electrical installation.
Electrical installations in poor condition present risks of fire as well as electric shock.
What is an EICR ?
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) formerly called a Period Inspection Report, is a report, not a certificate.
It serves to provide an assessment of the existing electrical installation against the current national standards.
The full report contains; Electrical Installation Condition Report, Schedule of Inspections and Schedule of Test Results. The report will summarise if the overall condition of the installation is satisfactory or not, and it will detail any defects found in order of their severity.
Is an EICR necessary ?
Electrical Installation Condition Reports are necessary because all electrical installations deteriorate over time due to factors such as wear & tear, corrosion, damage, environmental influences and excessive electrical loading.
It is a legal requirement that electrical installations are maintained in a safe condition, periodic inspection and testing is an industry recognised practice to help meet this requirement.
Who needs an EICR ?
Electrical Installation Condition Reports are often required by:
- Landlords renting out property (if electrical appliances are left in the property then PAT Testing is also required)
- Insurance companies
- Mortgage Lenders
- Change of use or sale of property
- Home owners who want to check their electrics are safe
- Businesses meeting their legal requirements under the Electricity at work regulations 1989
What does an EICR include ?
The Electrical Installation Condition Report includes a detailed assessment of the agreed parts of the installation with any limitations agreed before hand.
It does not include any work to rectify any defects or any problems found.
Our technician will give you a full briefing to explain the contents of the report, including advice on how to remedy any issues discovered during the inspection and testing.
If at any point during the inspection of your installation our technician finds anything that they consider to be significantly unsafe they will isolate it and make it safe. If at this point the result of the installation can not be tested the reporting will be terminated and full fee still due. Once the defect has been remedied then an new appointment can be made to inspect and test the whole installation.
Before our technician arrives
Here’s a list of documents you should make available (if you have them) and things you should do before our electrician arrives to perform the inspection & testing:
Documents (if you have them):
- Initial Installation Certificates
- Previous EICR’s or other documents showing period inspection & testing
- Maintenance records
- Circuit diagrams, charts or tables
- Make sure full access to the consumer unit (fuse box) is available
- Tell us the height and location of the consumer unit (so we know what ladders to bring)
- Mains electric must be working and any paid for meters have enough credit
- Any known damage or problems must be clearly identified before the inspection begins.
- All electrical appliances must be unplugged
- Anything that can’t be unplugged or isolated must be identified as an agreed limitation.
Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Prices for Domestic EICR
Full inspection and testing of your electrical installation with the issue of an NICEIC report
1 – 2 Bed Flat from £180.00 + VAT (up to 6 circuits)
3 – 4 Bed Flat from £200.00 + VAT (up to 8 circuits)
1 – 2 Bed House from £190.00 + VAT (up to 6 circuits)
3 Bed House from £210.00 + VAT (up to 8 circuits)
4 Bed House from £300.00 + VAT (up to 12 circuits)
5 Bed House and above from £400.00 + VAT (up to 16 Circuits)