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What is an EICR?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is completed by a qualified and experienced electrician after assessing the electrical installation at a property. This includes checking the consumer unit, sockets, light switches, lights, shower supply, cooker supply, and more. Visual inspections and tests are conducted to ensure compliance with the 18th Edition wiring regulations.

It’s important to remember that cables hidden behind walls or under floorboards may have been poorly installed or damaged. Additionally, large furniture can easily conceal damaged sockets. Obtaining an EICR can help reduce the risks of electric shock and fires resulting from electrical faults.

EICRs - All You Need To Know

If you need an electrical contractor to conduct an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report), it is important to ensure certain key items are in place.

We have extensive experience in conducting electrical installation condition reports for domestic, commercial, and industrial properties. Over the past 15 years, we have completed thousands of inspections, identifying faults and potential risks, and collaborating with our customers to ensure that electrical installations meet the necessary standards.

How often do you need to conduct an EICR?

The type of property you need tested will affect how often an EICR needs to be conducted.

Owner Occupied:

Rented Property:

Commercial Property:

Industrial Property:

Other Property Types:

EICR - Step By Step

Step 1: First, we will agree with the customer on the times to power down the installation and safely test circuits. We will visually inspect the incoming mains supply, check the cut-out fuse, the connection to the meter, and the connection from the meter to the consumer unit. Then, we will remove the front cover of the consumer unit and inspect inside.

Step 2: Next, we will verify the condition of switches, sockets, light fittings, and any other components connected to the fixed electrical installation. Examples of items that might need replacement 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.

Step 3: We will 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. We will test circuits supplying sockets for end-to-end continuity, ensuring there are no breaks in the cable. Additionally, we will test circuits supplying power for outdoor electrical equipment to ensure that a suitable residual current device protects them properly.

Step 4: Our electrician will then compile a report, including pictures where possible. This report, known as the Electrical Installation Condition Report, will be issued to the customer, identifying any deterioration, defects, or dangerous conditions. If any remedial actions are necessary, we will provide a quote. We will work with the customers to answer any questions and agree on a timeframe to rectify any identified issues. Once the remedial actions are completed, we will issue a new satisfactory report along with any required electrical installation certificates and building control regulation certificates.

Common Report Names

Reports on electrical systems have been referred to by various names over the years. Although they essentially mean the same thing, the specific term used can vary depending on who you ask. Here are some of the most common names we have come across: