An Electrical Condition Report or more formally, an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a crucial requirement for landlords and building owners. This particular report must be generated by a qualified and competent electrician and should summarise the findings of a thorough electrical inspection in order to confirm the safety of all existing electrical systems within a home or building. Periodic inspections are mandated by law in order to make sure that buildings meet current regulations when it comes to electrical safety.
Periodic inspection reporting results in an electrical condition report, which must be obtained at least every 5 years for rental properties or 10 years for residential properties. Electrical inspection condition reports typically come with the following things:
- A basic testing and inspection of all electrical installations against current safety and industry standards. Electricians will look into your electrical wirings and all other components of electrical systems, including devices, equipment, earth bonding, and other safety features to ensure their proper working conditions as well as their serviceability.
- Circuit testing to ensure reliability of all systems, along with socket, switch, and outlet inspections to ensure accessibility and overall safety.
- Repairs for damages that require immediate attention. Immediately dangerous conditions that must be addressed right away can be remedied by your qualified electric safety inspector.
- A cover letter detailing recommended remedial work. Your safety inspector can likewise make recommendations for further repairs and/or maintenance work as detailed in their electrical condition report. These maintenance recommendations must typically be followed to secure an electrical safety certificate.
- The actual report covering information about the safety and hazards of all your electrical installations.
An electrical condition report is a crucial tool for ensuring the electrical safety conditions of a property. In addition to verifying the electrical safety of a building, EICRs are also useful in validating insurance policies and protecting yourself from the consequences of non-compliance with electrical safety standards.