Electrical Condition Reports

We are a team of fully qualified and experienced electricians with extensive knowledge of electrical testing and safety inspections in domestic, commercial and industrial environments.

What is an EICR?

An EICR or Electrical Installation Condition Report is a report into the condition of the electrical installation, highlighting any safety shortcomings, defects or deviations from the current revision of the electrical regulations BS7671.

Who Needs an EICR?

Everyone at some stage will need to check their electrics
A domestic property should be tested every 10 years, or if it has been damaged in some way e.g. water, fire etc.

Re-wiring a property or building.
A new installation installed by a third party but not certificated, can have an ECR conducted to confirm compliance with BS7671.
To provide proof for landlords, tenants and insurance companies that the property meets current british safety standards. Not all landlords are legally required to undertake an EICR test on rented properties, however they are required to ensure that the property is electrically safe for tenants for the duration of the tenant's occupancy. The recognised system to ensure a properties safety in the United Kingdom is to undertake an EICR test.

What is tested

Dead testing
Continuity testing: a test to check if there are any badly connected conductors (wires)
Insulation resistance testing: this test is to make sure that the electrical insulation material surrounding the conductors is intact.
Polarity: this test is to check that the connection are connected in the right sequence
Earthing arrangement testing: this check is to make sure that the earthing arrangement complies with regulations and that all connections are sound.

Live testing
Earth fault loop impedance testing: this test is to check that if a fault did occur, that the system meets requirements to cause a disconnection of the supply within the time limit specified
RCD testing: on modern electrical systems RCD’s and RCBO’s are regularly fitted, these devices react to electricity missing from the circuit or installation such as when a person is receiving an electric shock as the electricity passes through his body to the ground (earth)

When an EICR report has been completed you will have a complete test of the property’s current electrical systems condition, as well as recommendations for remedial work that can improve the properties safety.