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Electrical Certificate

Electrical Installation Condition Report also known as Periodic Inspection and Testing Report

Why do you need a EICR?

EICR are an important part of ensuring the safety of your tenants and being able to prove that you have taken reasonable steps to do so.

It is recommended that you should have a full electrical inspection carried out every three to five years dependent on previous inspection advise. This examination investigates the state of the electrical wiring throughout the property and thoroughly checks the safety of the electrical installation.

Once this is done and processed an 'Electrical Installation Condition Report ' will be than issued electronically. It will declare if the electrical installation is safe or if any remedial work is required to ensure it meets current safety standards.

Who can carry out a EICR ?

EICR should be carried out only by a NICEIC, ELECSA, or NAPIT registered electricians who can check the condition of the electrical systems against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations).

Electrical Safety Certificate (EICR) (1 Bed) £100
Electrical Safety Certificate (EICR) (2 Bed) £110
Electrical Safety Certificate (EICR) (3 Bed) £120
Electrical Safety Certificate (EICR) (4 Bed) £130

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  • The Electrical Engineer must have full access to the Fuse board; any obstructions must be removed prior to the engineer arriving.
  • Fuse Board location must be provided to the office prior to the test to ascertain whether the engineer needs ladder.
  • Pay as you go meters must have enough credit in order for the engineer to conduct the test.
  • Any damaged fixed fittings must be identified prior to the test; broken light switches, cracked sockets etc.
  • All sensitive equipment must be unplugged prior to the test.
  • It is imperative for the Fuse board to be marked up; all relevant circuits must be identified correctly in order for the engineer to carry out the inspection.
  • If at any point the engineer believes the installation to be in an unsafe condition the test will be stopped and recommendations will be made to the customer for improvements which may be needed.

Prices are based on 1 Fuse Board.

Fuse Board can only be up to 10 circuits.

3 phased prices are different.

We do not work with Asbestos if you think your property contains asbestos visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/ for more information.

if we visit and suspect there is asbestos we will cancel the job.

What are the processes of an EICR?

Visual inspection:

This is where the electrician will survey the electrical installation before he/she commences with the electrical testing. The visual inspection will highlight broken or cracked devices, where devices may have been installed in the wrong location, or if there have been overloading or over heating problems.

Electrical testing with the use of electrical test meters, including:

Dead testing

Continuity testing: a test to check if there are any badly connected conductors (wires)
Insulation resistance testing: this test is to make sure that the electrical insulation material surrounding the conductors is intact.
Polarity: this test is to check that the connection are connected in the right sequence
Earthing arrangement testing: this check is to make sure that the earthing arrangement complies with regulations and that all connections are sound.

Live testing

Earth fault loop impedance testing: this test is to check that if a fault did occur, that the system meets requirements to cause a disconnection of the supply within the time limit specified
RCD testing: on modern electrical systems RCD’s and RCBO’s are regularly fitted, these devices react to electricity missing from the circuit or installation such as when a person is receiving an electric shock as the electricity passes through his body to the ground (earth)

What does the electrical codes mean.

The codes used to determine whether there are non-compliances or issue with the electrical installation and are numbered C1 to C3. These codes will be entered on the Electrical Installation Condition Report, along with a description of the nature of the fault, and will determine whether a ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ report will be applied to the installation.

Code C1 ‘Danger present’: There is a risk of injury and that immediate remedial action is required to remove the dangerous condition.
Code C2 ‘Potentially dangerous condition’: Urgent remedial action required, this should declare the nature of the problem, not the remedial actions required.
Code C3 ‘Improvement recommended’ This code more often than not implies that while the installation may not comply with the current set of regulations, complies with a previous set of regulations and so is deemed to be safe although this safety can be improved upon.

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