Sometimes know as a EICR report or Condition report the Electrical installation condition report is a report based on the current condition of an electrical installation.
Code 1 (C1): Danger present. Risk of injury.
Electrical inspectors may make any C1 hazards safe before leaving the property
Code 2 (C2):
Code 3 (C3): Improvement recommended.
Further remedial work is not required for the report to be deemed satisfactory.
Further Investigation (FI):
Further investigation required without delay
Local authorities may impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 on landlords who are in breach
EICR Report for Landlords
The standard that should be met are set out in the 18th edition wiring regulations
Current Regulations state that landlords must ensure that electrical safety standards are met, and that investigative or remedial work is carried out if the EICR report requires it.
Each electrical installation should meet the current electrical standards.
What will happen during the Electrical Condition Report?
The Electrical condition report is a two part check, the first being a visual inspection of the “fixed” electrical parts like sockets, ovens and light fittings.
Circuits are then put through a number of electrical tests so a true reflection of the installation can be shown.
Some of these checks are listed below:
- Electrical circuits that are overloaded
- Anything with the potential to give an electric shock
- Defective electrical works that have been installed
- Check for presence of earthing or bonding
Once complete we will issue the EICR report and dependant on the codes listed it will either be satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
When an unsatisfactory EICR is issued we can supply a quote for remedial works to bring the installation up to satisfactory condition.
Electrical Installation Condition Report Reviews
Please check out some of most frequently asked questions.
HOW LONG DOES AN EICR TAKE?
An EICR inspection normally takes one to three hours. The length of the test will depend on the size of the property and how many circuits you have.
Accessibility can also be a factor if the property installation is inaccessible
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE EICR TO BE ISSUED ?
Dependant on the property size we can normally issue within 48 hours.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY EICR IS UNSATISFACTORY?
If your EICR report reveals issues with your electrical system, the EICR will come out as “Unsatisfactory,”
We can provide a fixed price for the remedial work.
HOW OFTEN DOES MY PROPERTY NEED TO BE INSPECTED?
Electrical installations need to inspected by a qualified and competent person at least every 5 years.
The regulations came into force on 1 June 2020 further details can be found on the .GOV UK website Here