Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
An electrical installation condition report (EICR) can be known by several names (fixed wire testing, periodic inspections, EICR, PIR), whatever the name the goal is the same, to identify deterioration or defects within your electrical installation and assess its compliance with BS7671 electrical regulations.
Testing the electrical installation of a business premises presents challenges not found in a domestic setting. From your initial enquiry we will determine the best approach to carry out the inspection and testing of your electrical installation. Often testing cannot be completed during normal working hours due to the complexity of powering down servers or other sensitive equipment. We will work with you to ensure that the electrical testing can be completed with minimal disruption to your business and systems.
Our thorough approach to electrical installation condition reports ensure the safety of your employees and the general public, whilst also satisfying the needs of your insurance policy.
We believe that electrical inspection and testing should only be carried out by experienced electricians. Knowledge of different types of installations and a broad experience with fault coding are essential. We see many certificates carried out by those who may not have relevant experience, this can be costly for clients when unnecessary upgrades are carried out or dangerous situations are not recorded. When our apprentices reach qualification as electricians they will support an experienced electrician carrying out electrical installation condition reports, to gain knowledge and experience over several years before they begin to undertake the inspections themselves.
Testing is carried out using calibrated testing equipment and will check the integrity of the cables within the installation, identify any deterioration or defects and confirm the effectiveness of the earthing system and other methods of protection. Our electricians will visually inspect the wiring installation, electrical containment systems and accessory internals for any defect, signs of heat damage or other deterioration.
The final report includes a schedule of items inspected, a comprehensive record of the electrical circuits found within the installation and the measured test results listed against them.
A guide for businesses from NICEIC