THS Electrical Services provide comprehensive electrical safety inspections, reporting and remedial repair services for Domestic properties. All our electricians are fully qualified and all our work is carried out in accordance to current BS 7671 IEE Wiring Regulations. We can advise you on your responsibility in accordance to Electricity At Work Regulations and suggest time intervals for the periodic inspections of your electrical installations. This enables you to keep up to date with your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) previously known as Periodic Inspection Report (PIR).
UK legislation regarding the safe operation of electrical equipment is constantly evolving as is legislation relating to the safe protection of people in the work and home environment from any potential danger of electricity discharge.
Landlords, business and home owners are all obligated to comply with the regulations and stay within the law.
Letting Agents and Landlords must specifically comply with The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and ensure that any fixed electrical installation is safe at the start of any tenancy and is adequately maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. This also includes the obligation to ensure that any portable electrical equipment is inspected and deemed safe by a skilled person.
Frequently Asked Questions
Periodic Inspection / Electrical Installation Condition Report
What is a Periodic Inspection?A periodic inspection is the inspection of an existing electrical installation to identify any deficiencies against UK legislation for electrical installations.
What is the difference between periodic inspection report and electrical installation condition report?A Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) was the name previously given to the findings of a periodic inspection. The new named report “Electrical Installation Condition Report” (EICR) only differs to its predecessor by its format for completion and name.
What does a periodic inspection test look for?A periodic inspection will:
- Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
- Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
- Identify any defective electrical work.
- Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property.
When does a periodic inspection need to be carried out?It is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out at the following times:
- for tenanted properties, every 5 years or at each change of occupancy, whichever is sooner
- at least every 10 years for an owner-occupied home
- at least every 5 years for a business
The Landlords and Tenant Act 1985 requires landlords of properties with short leases to keep the electrical wiring in repair and in proper working order. We recommend landlords arrange for periodic inspection and testing to be carried out by a registered electrician at the relevant intervals shown above.
Periodic inspection and testing of the electrics should be carried out more frequently on the places and premises listed here:
- 3 years for a caravan
- 1 year for a swimming pool
How much does an Electrical Installation Condition Report cost?
Type Price 1 Bedroom £180 2 Bedroom House £200 3 Bedroom £220 4 Bedroom House £240 5 Bedroom House £280
*All prices are subject to include vat, parking and congestion charge.
EICR Classification Codes
Each observation found in the EICR, will show a level of concern for the safety of the installation, and is given a classification code from the list below.
|Code C1||Danger present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action required.|
|Code C2||Potentially dangerous. Urgent remedial action required|
|Code C3||Improvement recommended|
|Code F1||Further Investigation needed|