Electrical - Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)..
O.S Electrical is able to offer a complete Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) solution for your Domestic & Commercial needs.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports are necessary for all electrical installations at pre-determined intervals depending on the location and use of the installation to ensure continuing safety.
What You Need To Know..
As the Duty holder of your Business, Holiday Let, Rental Property or even Home, it is your responsibility to ensure the ongoing safety of the electrical installation contained within it.
BS7671 regulations and Guidance Note 3 clearly state the recommended intervals that EICRs should be carried out, dependent on the type of property and its use. Some examples (Taken from table 3.2 of Guidance Note 3) are below:
Maximum Period Between Inspections & Testing
|Domestic Accommodation - General||1 Year||Change Of Occupancy/ 10 Years|
|Domestic Accommodation - Rented Houses And Flats||1 Year||Change Of Occupancy/ 5 Years|
|Educational Establishments||6 Months||5 Years|
|Industrial||1 Year||3 Years|
|Offices & Shops||1 Year||5 Years|
The Process of carrying out an EICR will start with a fully Trained & Qualified Inspector performing a visual inspection of all the electrical components within the installation for signs of wear & tear, damage, incorrect installation and non compliance with the BS7671 regulations.
The next stage is to perform electrical tests on each circuit and check the results are within agreed limits of the BS7671 regulations.
The last and final stage is producing a written report detailing whether the installation is satisfactory or unsatisfactory for continued use. Any problems found within the installation and the steps necessary to rectify them to ensure the ongoing electrical safety of the installation will be detailed for the client.
Agreed remedial work will be performed at additional cost to the EICR and the written report will be reissued with the changes taken into account to provide the EICR with a 'Satisfactory' status.
A re-test date will be stated within the EICR for the Duty Holder
Some companies offer low, fixed prices for EICRs and this can, in many cases, lead to poorly inspected properties with major defects unreported.
To ensure a thorough and fully compliant Electrical Installation Condition Report, O.S Electrical charges an hourly rate for all inspections. A 3 Bedroom House can typically take an 8 Hour day to inspect and issue a written EICR.