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Electrical Safety Certificates for Your Property
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You need to know you are safe around all electrical gadgets or systems in your home or commercial properties and that is basically what an electrical safety certificate is for. An EICR certificate is granted after a full and thorough inspection of all electrical systems on your property. Read more about electrical safety certificates and why it is important.
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, businesses, and homeowners are all obligated to comply with the regulations and stay within the law.
All our electricians are fully qualified and all our work is carried out in accordance to current BS 7671 IEE Wiring Regulations.
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 licensed and skilled electricians.
All businesses need to comply to:
- The Health and Safety Act 1974
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- The IEE Wiring Regulations 18th Edition
- The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 for Landlords and Lettings Agents.
These regulations stipulate that every business has a legal obligation to carry out regular periodic inspections of their electrical installations.
The new Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) replaces the previous Periodic Inspection Report (PIR). Any infraction can lead to penalties and/or prosecution.
Electrical Inspection Reports FAQs
What is a Periodic Inspection?
All electrical installations or systems wear out with age and continued usage. Periodic Inspections are conducted to check the conditions of these electrical systems to know if a change is required. These periodic safety checks help keep properties in good condition and devoid of any unwanted electrical emergencies.
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 the electrical installation conditions report (EICR) look for?
- 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. EICR Certificates contain important information about the inspection and the electricians that carried it out.
When is an electrical installations inspection needed?
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?
Our Electrical Installation Condition Report is affordable and arguably cheaper than expected. That is solely because your safety is our concern.
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