Ensuring safety and compliance

Electrical Installation Condition Reports

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Regular Electrical Installation Condition Reports aren’t just a regulatory necessity; they’re a proactive step towards safeguarding your property.

Unseen issues can lurk within any electrical system, regardless of how robust it seems. An EICR identifies potential risks before they escalate, ensuring your peace of mind. With our expert EICR services, you’ll comply with safety standards and protect your property and its occupants.

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Peace of mind

Why do you need an EICR?

Understanding why you need an EICR is crucial for your safety and compliance. It’s like giving your property’s electrical system a thorough health check. An EICR identifies any deterioration, defects or potential hazards lurking unseen. Without it, you might miss early signs of wear and tear, which can escalate into dangerous situations like fires or electric shocks.

Beyond safety, it’s about legal compliance, particularly if you’re a landlord or business owner, ensuring you adhere to UK electrical safety standards. Regular EICR assessments give you peace of mind, confirming that your property is safe and legally compliant. It’s a small step that guards against big risks.

Frequently asked questions

Your guide to EICRs

As our homes and businesses become increasingly dependent on electrical systems, ensuring their safety and efficiency is paramount. EICRs play a pivotal role in this process, providing peace of mind that your electrical installations are in good working order.

If you’re new to EICRs or need a refresher on what they entail, our comprehensive FAQs below are here to guide you. From understanding the testing process to recognising its importance, we’ve got you covered.

EICR testing, or Electrical Installation Condition Reporting, is a thorough inspection of your property’s electrical systems and installations. It ensures that electrical installations meet UK safety standards.

EICRs are known by many names depending on whom you speak to. Some of the things you may hear them called include EICR, electrical installation condition report, electrical safety check, electrician’s report, landlord electrical check, landlord electrical report, electrical safety certificate, installation certificate and electrics certificate.

For homeowners, it’s recommended every ten years. For rented properties, every five years or with each change of tenancy. Commercial properties generally require one every five years.

The cost varies based on the size and complexity of the property. It’s best to get a quote from a qualified electrician for an accurate estimate.

Domestic EICR reports usually range between £100 to £250, depending on the number of circuits and the property’s size.

Commercial reports typically start from £150 and can go up depending on the premises’ size and the complexity of the electrical systems.

An EICR involves a thorough inspection of your electrical installations. This includes checking the wear and tear, ensuring installations meet the current standards, and identifying potential safety hazards.

For homeowners, it’s typically valid for ten years. For rented properties, it’s five years or with each change of tenancy. Commercial properties are usually five years.

An EICR Certificate is the document you receive after your electrical installations have been inspected. It will detail any faults and provide recommendations for any required improvements.

Only qualified and registered electricians can issue an EICR.

For landlords, as of 2020, it’s mandatory to have an EICR performed every five years. For homeowners, it’s recommended but not mandatory.

No, EICRs are inspections, not electrical work. However, any remedial work that arises from an EICR might be notifiable under Part P of the Building Regulations.

Check the date on your last EICR. If you’re nearing the recommended period (ten years for homeowners), it’s time to schedule another.

Usually, the responsibility lies with the property’s landlord or property management company. It’s essential to check your lease agreement.

Your EICR report will detail any defects, potential hazards, or non-compliance. It will categorise them based on severity, and any necessary remedial work will be highlighted for attention.

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Get an EICR from Electrical Innovations

Electrical safety is a silent yet crucial aspect of maintaining your property, be it a home or business. Since 2006, we’ve dedicated ourselves to promoting electrical safety and compliance through thorough EICR assessments and reports.

Our approach is straightforward but in-depth, focusing on the integrity and safety of your electrical installations. It’s more than just ticking a regulatory box; it’s about ensuring a safe, hazard-free environment for everyone. Regular EICR checks are vital in identifying potential risks early, safeguarding your property and the well-being of those within it.