An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is an inspection on the condition of an electrical installation, to identify any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.
Periodic inspection & testing examines and evaluates the electrical installation’s condition for safety, and/or deterioration due to a number of factors, such as damage, wear, tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, ageing and environmental influences, or items of none compliance which may give rise to danger.
Why are EICR’s Needed? As every electrical installation deteriorates with age and use, it is essential that they are maintained to ensure that the safety of others is not put at risk. Legalisation requires that all electrical installations be kept in a safe working condition.
A fixed electrical installation includes all parts of a distribution system from the main incoming supply point, through to wiring accessories such as sockets and light fittings – and everything in-between. Because most of this part of the installation is unseen, it is often forgotten in terms of test and inspection. The fact is that it is vitally important that all wires, cables, accessories and switching equipment are maintained well to ensure safety.
After an initial visual inspection, several electronic tests are carried out by injected test voltages and current through the system to determine the integrity and functionality of cables, accessories, and disconnection devices. This form of test and inspection is paramount to safety in the workplace.
Our electricians being registered as an Approved Electrical Contractor is unique, in that we offer our customers a remedial solution to repair any defects found during the test and inspection process. We will prepare a no-obligation quotation to repair any deviations from BS7671 and provide the required certification in each case.
We can provide Periodic Inspection Certificates, Minor Works Certificates and Electrical Installation Certificates.
We are often being asked to provide Electrical Certificates whom other people not in the electrical industry may refer to as Landlord Certificates, Part P Electrical Certificate or just an Electrical Safety Certificate. All of these we can provide.
If you need electrical maintenance, repairs or installations in Cheshire, Flintshire, or the Wirral, call ADCO-Chester today on 01244 377233 or 07484 329826. Alternatively, you can fill out the Contact-Us page on our website.