Electrical Health Check
(Electrical Installation Condition Report - EICR)
What is an EICR?
An EICR is is an Electrical Installation Condition Report which is presented as a formal document following the inspection and testing of an electrical installation. It must carried by a competent and registered electrician. You can think of it as being similar to an MOT on a vehicle.
Why do I need an EICR?
There are a number of reasons why a home owner may require an EICR to be carried out. Some examples are:
Landlords request EICR's because it is an industry standard way of proving that an electrical installation within a property is safe. This is why some people can refer to an EICR as a landlord safety certificate.
Homeowners commonly request an EICR when trying to sell their property to prove to prospective buyers that the electrical installation within their property is safe.
Home buyers who want to ensure that the property that they are purchasing is safe as well as buyers who have just purchased their house and released that the electrics have issues or do not look safe.
Some property owners find that their insurance companies require that their electrical installations are tested and inspected on a regular basis to avoid electrical accidents and fires.
What happens if I find a fault?
Once I have completed the EICR, if I have found any faults I will contact the customer and discuss what can be done to rectify the faults.
When faults are found they are rated in severity by these codes:
C1 = Danger Present, Immediate Remedial Action Required, There is a risk of injury and that immediate remedial action is required to remove the dangerous condition
C2 = Potential Danger Urgent Remedial Action Required, Potentially dangerous condition’: Urgent remedial action required, this should declare the nature of the problem, not the remedial actions required.
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
If you have a C1 or C2 Fault in order to get a satisfactory certificate you will need to have the problem rectified.
An example of the type of faults I may find?
C1 – Cracked socket exposing live parts
C2 – No water main bonding
C3 – No RCD Protection
How long will it take to complete?
Usually an EICR can be completed in one day, this can vary on the size of the electrical installation and the amount of consumer units in the installation.
If you have any questions or would like to book an EICR please contact us on 07425981302.