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An electrical installation condition report is a document that is completed following a suitably qualified and experienced electricians overall assessment of the electrical installation at a property. Everything from the consumer unit, to sockets, light switches, lights, shower supply, cooker supply and more. These are all visually checked and tests are ran to make sure results fall within the 18th Edition wiring regulations.
Its easy to forget that you cannot see behind walls or under floorboards at cables that might have been poorly installed or some unseen damage. Large items of furniture easily hide sockets that might be damaged. Getting an electrical installation condition report will reduce the risks of electric shock and fires caused by electrical faults.
We have a huge amount of experience in carrying out electrical installation condition reports for domestic, commercial and industrial properties. Over the last 15 years we have carried out thousands of inspections, identifying faults and potential risks. We then work with customers to bring electrical installations up to the required standards.
Other property types, you can also see guidance note 3 – table 3.2 for more information;
The recommended frequencies between testing are recommended as a minimum. Most businesses will have a health and safety person who will carry out a risk assessment based on the properties usage and determine a schedule of works. If you need any help finding someone get in contact as we can refer clients to a number of health and safety consultants.
We will agree with the customer about times at which we can power down the installation and lock it off to safely test circuits. We will visually check the incoming mains supply, check the cut out fuse, the connection to the meter and the connection from the meter to the consumer unit. We will take the front cover of the consumer unit off and check inside.
We will then carry out an inspection, this will verify the condition of switches, sockets, light fittings and anything else that allows a connection to the fixed electrical installation. Examples of items that might need replacing include older non fire rated downlights, broken or damaged sockets and switches, cables with fabric coating hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, metal light fixtures attached to lighting circuits without an earth and sockets mounted in skirting boards are just a few examples.
We will then also check the condition and type of wiring system. Older cables coated in black rubber, fabric or lead will need replacing with modern PVC cables. Some of these cables when used for lighting had no earth. We will test circuits that supply sockets for end to end continuity – meaning no breaks in the cable. We will also test circuits supplying power for outdoor electrical equipment to make sure that a suitable residual current device protects them properly.
Our electrician will then put together the report, attaching pictures where possible. This is then processed and an Electrical Installation Condition Report is issued to the customer, this identifies any deterioration, defects or dangerous conditions. We will then issue a quote for remedial actions if any are deemed necessary. We will work with customers to answer questions on the installation and agree a timeframe to come back and rectify any issues. Once remedial actions are rectified we can then issue a new satisfactory report along with any electrical installation certificates and building control regulation certificates where required.
Electrical reports have been known by various different names over the years, they are in essence the same thing but it depends on who you talk to. Here is a list of some of the most common we have heard;