We offer Electrical installation condition reports [EICR] for local private domestic customers and commercial and retail premises.

Also known as Fixed Wire Testing, Electrical Installation condition reports checks that your electrical installations or circuits conform to the latest wiring regulations, in order to ensure that it is in a safe working standard, meets the current electrical regulations and is fit for continued use.

With our NICEIC Registered contractor status you can be assured your condition report will meet the requirements of your local authority, mortgage provider or insurance company.

Whether you need a report for a mortgage, Entertainment license, insurance company, or just for your own peace of mind, we can offer this service and come at a convenient time to carry out the work.

Should you require remedial work we can also offer this along with advice on what is needed to to bring your electrical installation up to standard and arrange to carry out the work at a convenient time.

A lot of the time observations noted on the condition reports are due to botched DIY upgrades, old consumer units or inadequate bonding or earthing arrangements. Most of these issues can usually be remedied pretty easily with little inconvenience to your property.

Although not compulsory, regular testing is something we feel everyone should get done at the recommended periods. Not only will this help maintain your installation and notice any defects or non compliance’s. It also ensures your electrics are safe and fit for continued.

Are you due an inspection ?

The frequency of testing is specified in the latest version of the IET Wiring Regulations (currently BS7671:2018) and is determined by;

  • The type of installation
  • How often it is used
  • The external influences or environment to which the electrical installation is exposed.

For many commercial businesses, an EICR will be required at the lowest frequency interval – every 5 Years. However, higher risk environments will require 3 Yearly or even more frequent testing.

General Installation

Type of InstallationRoutine CheckMaximum Period between Inspections and testing as necessary(note 8)Notes
Domestic accommodation – generalChange of occupancy /10 years
Domestic accommodation – rented houses and flats1 yearChange of occupancy /5 years1,2,10
Residential (Houses of Multiple Occupation)- halls of residence, nurses accomodation, etc1 yearChange of occupancy /5 years1,2,10,11
Commercial1 YearChange of occupancy /5 years1,2,3,4
Educational Establishments6 Months5 years1,2,6
Industrial1 Year3 years1,2
Offices1 Year5 years1,2
Shops1 Year5 years1,2
Laboratories1 Year5 years1,2

Hospitals and medical clinics

Type of InstallationRoutine CheckMaximum Period between Inspections and testing as necessary(note 8)Notes
Hospitals and medical clinics general area1 Year5 years1,2
Hospitals and medical clinics medical locations6 months1 year9

Buildings Open to the Public

Type of InstallationRoutine CheckMaximum Period between Inspections and testing as necessaryReference – see key below
Cinemas1 Year1 to 3 years2,6
Church Installations1 Year5 Years2
Leisure complexes (ex swimming pool)1 Year3 years1,2,6
Places of public entertainment1 Year3 years1,2,6
Restaurants/hotels1 Year5 years1,2,6
Theatres1 Year3 years2,6,7
Public Houses1 Year5 years1,2,6
Village halls / Community Centres1 Year5 years1,2

Special and Specific Installations (for medical locations see above)

Type of InstallationRoutine CheckMaximum Period between Inspections and testing as necessaryReference – see key below
Agricultural1 Year3 Years1,2
Caravans1 Year3 Years7
Caravan Parks6 Months1 Year1,2,6
Highway power suppliesas convenient6-8 years
Marinas4 months1 Year1,2
Fish Farms4 months1 Year1,2
Swimming Pools4 months1 Year1,2,6
Emergency LightingDaily/Monthly3 Years2,3,4
Fire AlarmsDaily/Weekly1 Year2,4,5
Launderettesmonthly1 Year1,2,6
Petrol Filling1 Year1 Year1,2,6
Construction Site Installations3 Months3 Months1,2

Notes

  1. Particular attention must be taken to comply with SI 2002 No.2665 – Electricity, Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (as amended)
  2. Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Regulation and Memorandum of Guidance (HRS25) Published by the HSE
  3. See BS 5266: Part 1: 2005 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises.
  4. Other intervals are recommended for testing operation of batteries and generators
  5. See BS 5839 – Part 1: 2002 + A2:2008 Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance).
  6. Local Authority Conditions of License
  7. It is recommended that a caravan is inspected and tested every three years, reduced to every year if it is used Frequently (see Regulation 721.514.1 and Fig 721 Instructions for electricity supply)
  8. The person carrying out subsequent inspections may recommend that the interval between future inspections be increased or decreased as a result of findings of their inspection.
  9. Medical locations shall have their isolating transformer equipment inspected and tested for functionality as well as alarms etc; every third year the output leakage current of the IT isolating equipment shall be measured.
  10. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 requires that properties under the Act have their services maintained. Periodic inspection and testing is the IET recongnised method of demonstrating this.
  11. The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulation (England and Wales).

Source – Guidance Note 3 Inspection & Testing – Section 3.7