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The Cost of Domestic EICR Certificate
An electrical installation condition report previously known as (periodic electrical inspection) is an inspection of the status of a current electrical installation to determine if any part of the installation does not meet current British standards.
An EICR testing will:
- Affirm if any electrical circuits and equipments are overloaded.
- Find any possibility of electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation.
- Diagnose any faulty DIY electrical work.
- Indicate any loss of earthing or bonding.
Tests are also performed on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to analyze that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be given, which is suitable for the property.
Why is an EICR testing required?
Every electrical installation loose quality with use and age. It is necessary for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be assured that the safety of users is not put at risk and that the installation continues to be in a secure and operative condition.
Who is capable of an EICR testing?
EICR testing should be performed by a skilled electrician who is registered by an approved governing body. All of the Inspections that we conduct are completed by either the NICEIC, NAPIT or STROMA registered Engineers who have been working for at least 5 years in the industry.
What happens during an EICR testing?
The electrician will analyze the electrical installation against the requirements of BS 7671. (IEE Wiring Regulation) are amended which are the requirements for Electrical Installations. This is a national safety standard for electrical installations and includes around 850 Regulations.
What is an EICR?
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a proper procedure for documenting the findings of the periodic inspection, on 6 pages for domestic and commercial installations.
The main purpose of an EICR is to report on the safety condition of an actual installation. The last Box on page 1 of an electrical installation condition report will explain the overall condition as either satisfactory, in which case no immediate repairing work is required, or unsatisfactory which means repairing work is required to make the installation safe to use.
Where an EICR explains the installation as unsatisfactory, the next thing to look on page 3 Observations and Recommendations for Actions to be Taken.
This is where any departures from BS 7671 are recorded, codes according to which urgent actions are required are given below:
- Code 1 (Danger present, Risk of injury, Immediate remedial action required)
- Code 2 (Potentially dangerous, urgent remedial action required)
- Code 3 (Improvement required)
- F1 (Further investigation required without delay)
What happens after an EICR testing?
If an electrical installation condition report is satisfactory you will be given your document and no further action will be taken until your next report is due.
If the report recommends improvements to the installation, we will give you a no-obligation quotation for the repairing works to be done. If the repairing works are executed by us you will also be given a free an Electrical Installation Condition Report highlighting the changes that you have made and to outline that the periodic inspection has now been acknowledged as satisfactory.