Electrical Installation Condition Report
What is an EICR?
An EICR Report (Electrical Installation Condition Report) identifies any damage, deterioration, defects and/or conditions which may give increase to danger, along with observations for which improvement is recommended. An EICR is a more detailed report than just a Visual Inspection and will involve the testing of various circuits which will require the turning off the electricity at the main supply. This allows us to identify any possible hidden defects or issues that cannot be identified during a Visual Inspection. The purpose of an EICR Report (formally known as periodic inspection and testing), is to determine, whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service.
What is Involved?
Our highly qualified and experienced electricians will conduct a number of tests on each distribution board, which will requires each circuit to be isolated for a short period of time. If the EICR being conducted is taking place at your business, our electricians will work closely with you to identify which circuits will be affected during the testing process to minimise the impact on your business. This may include providing electrical testing and fixed wire testing outside of your normal working hours - Should the testing be required to be outside of normal working hours, the charge will be slightly higher.
Electrical Testing Frequency
The recommended frequency of Fixed Wire Testing varies between 1 and 5 years depending upon the business type.
The frequency of testing is specified in the current version of the IET Wiring Regulations, also known as BS7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations.
Typical factors which determine the frequency for fixed wire testing includes: The type of installation, How often it is used, External influences or environment to which the electrical installation is exposed.
For most commercial businesses, the frequency of testing will be every 5 years, however higher risk environments will require testing at least every 3 years.