Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Electrical Installation Condition Report from £79
What is an EICR report?
Electrical Installation condition reports (EICR) are provided as an official document given after an assessment by a qualified engineer or electrician. The assessment is based on the quality of your electrical installation, the electrics and cables will deteriorate over time. An electrical installation condition report should be carried out regularly and in accordance with BS7671. The average time given in BS7671 is 5 Years although this time is recommended and generally only given if the installation is in good condition and is rented accommodation.
The periodic inspection report (the old version of the EICR) will notify you about the status of the EICR. This will either be Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. This will be based on the condition of the installation. Any defaults are usually noted on page 2 of the electrical installation condition report, all defaults on the electrical installation report can be explained in much more detail by our qualified engineers (Electricians) if required.
A Electrical installation condition report (EICR) will tell you the following:
- If the electrical circuits are of good condition and safe to use
- Whether or not there is risk of electric shock
- Any defective electrical work been installed
- Recommendations for the earthing within the building
- An inspection of the condition of the consumer unit
Trade Facilities Services provide all electrical reports across the board, these include, but are not subject to electrical installation condition reports, Fire Alarm Reports, Emergency Light Reports and PAT Testing. We cover all domestic, industrial and commercial buildings Our mission is to supply a quality service whilst being competitive on price.
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EICR Certificates and Reports starting from £79 inc VAT!
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) GARAGE OR OUTBUILDINGS – £79 INC VAT
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) STUDIO & 1 BED PROPERTY – £99 INC VAT
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT – STUDIO & 1 BED – £139 INC VAT
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) 2-3 BED – £129 INC VAT
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT 2-3 Bed – £169 INC VAT
- Commercial EICR (Call to Confirm).
Prices include up to 12 circuits per property, and 10 appliances
Prices are inclusive of VAT (rate of 20%)
Electrical Safety Testing
Electrical Testing is also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical items to ensure that they are safe and are compliant with wiring regulations. A schedule of circuits can also be provided which can be a great asset to a property.
What type Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) do I need?
There is only 1 type of EICR reports but they have been confused due to so many names. Below is a list for all the different names for EICR Report
- A Visual condition report – Only a visual inspection not a full EICR
- Periodic inspection reports – An old version of the report
- Electrical Installation Certificate – This is when you have a new circuit or full installation fitted
- Electrical Safety Certificate – This effectively does not exist but people use this term
The primary purpose of an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)
The primary purpose of the report is to ensure the safety of people, property and livestock at the premises of the electrical installation. It is advised that an EICR report should be carried out at regular intervals, the intervals are dependent on the type of installation.
- Type of property – Different properties have different periods of time for an Electrical Installation Condition Report, for instance, domestic properties are 5 years and swimming pools are annual.
- Environmental Conditions such as areas with water are likely to be more regular like a swimming pool
- If an installation is being misused it will be recommended that the EICR is done more regularly.
- Change in usage of the domestic premises. This could be a change of occupancy in rental properties, or the property is prepared to be sold, or the property being purchased. It is highly recommended that an EICR is carried out with each alteration of occupancy in rental properties to confirm the property remains electrically safe. Equally, requesting an EICR on a property that is being purchased is the best way to find out if work needs to be carried out on the electrical system.
- Any concerns the householder has about the condition of their electrical installation.
How often should you carry out an EICR report?
The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend the following maximum periods of time between inspections and testing: Although the registered electrician will decide at the time on your last EICR:
- Private Domestic Electrical Installations should be tested every 10 years or on change of occupancy.
- Rented Domestic Electrical Installations should be tested every 5 years or on change of occupancy.
- Commercial Electrical Installations require electrical testing every 5 years or on change of occupancy.
- Industrial Electrical Installations are required to be tested 3 years or on a change of occupancy.
Our EICR Report To-Do checklist?
Here is a list of things “we recommend” you do before a Trade Facilities Services “electrician” attends your property for your next inspection. Following the below steps will prepare the property is ready for a full electrical inspection by your electrician.
- The electrician requires full access to the consumer Items must be removed prior to conducting the EICR. This might otherwise cause delays and can lead to extra charges.
- Let us know prior if we need ladders to access the consumer unit / fuse board
- Check to make sure your electrical system is energized and has not been switched off by the main supplier.
- Let us know if there are broken fixtures and fittings so we can bring some along, this may stop us from providing an unsatisfactory EICR report.
- Unplug all equipment before the test. For E.g.: TV’s, Fridge Freezers and Washing Machines.
- Make sure the consumer unit is correctly labelled, this could result in a fail if this is not done.
- A Full test is not always carried when the above is not followed, this will not always result in an unsatisfactory EICR Report though
- Provide any previous EICR reports
- Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Studio & 1 Bed £99 Inc VAT
- Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and PAT (2-3 Bed) £139 Inc VAT
- Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) 2-3 £129.
- Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and PAT 2-3 Bed £169
- Commercial EICR (Call to Confirm).
Prices include up to 12 circuits and 10 appliances per property
Prices are inclusive of VAT (rate of 20%)
If you require any further information, or would like to book your EICR with Trade Facilities Services Please call 02036371446.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Electrical Installation Condition Reports
Still uncertain about anything you’ve read so far. Let us help demistify things wuth some commonly asked questions we recieve.
Do I need an EICR report?
Only a qualified electrician or electrical engineer can only issue an EICR after doing a thorough evaluation and inspection of your property. The electrical report provides you with detailed assessments and insights into the current health and integrity of your property’s electrical system. It shows whether your electrical remedial work conforms to applicable electrical safety standards or not if there are problems that need immediate action and if there are potential issues that need urgent attention. The information you will get from the report is crucial as it will guide you on your next steps.
How often should you obtain an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
Another thing that you must understand is that your electrical testing certification and must be renewed every five years for both domestic and commercial tenanted properties. If you have a swimming pool on the premises, then inspections should be carried out every year.
Is an EICR a legal requirement?
To further protect tenants, Scotland passed a law that requires the landlord to present these reports to tenants as proof that their properties are safe to occupy. Having said this, it is highly recommended to get EICR for every change of tenancy.
Do I need an EICR to make a property insurance claim?
To reduce the likelihood of electrocution, fire, and other related accidents, insurance providers consider periodic electrical inspections as part of the landlord’s obligations. They look for electrical certifications and other documentation like PAT testing and emergency light testing before granting the claims of a landlord and paying for the repairs and other expenses.