Testing and Inspection
Testing & Inspecting Certification, backed up with professional indemnity
All electrical systems over time will deteriorate naturally as they are a working mechanism made up of various components and working systems, much like an MOT for cars it is important that you ensure you carry out checks on the condition of the electrics in your home or business at regular intervals.
This will help identify any faults or defects which could require improvement and will ensure the continued operation of the installation in a safe and effective manner.
There are many kinds of checks that can be carried out at different intervals and we recommend that you always employ a registered electrician to carry out such checks.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports
An electrical installation condition report (EICR) identifies any damage, deterioration, defects and/or conditions which may give rise to danger along with observations for which improvement is recommended.
It is a detailed report and will involve the testing of various circuits which will require the turning off of the electrics at the main supply. This allows the contractor to identify any possible hidden defects or issues.
The purpose of an EICR (also known as periodic inspection and testing of an electrical installation), is to determine, so far as is reasonably practicable, whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service.It is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every five years or when there is a change of occupancy in a dwelling. Typically an EICR will take around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on the size of a property and the number of circuits that require testing & inspecting, and the length of the circuits.
What Will An EICR Tell Me?
An EICR will provide a full summary of the condition of the electrics in your home and determine whether it complies with the current British Standard for electrical safety (BS 7671). Generally, an EICR will provide codings against the condition of the installation. The classification codes are as follows:
Code C1 – This code should indicates that danger exists, requiring immediate remedial action. The persons using the installation are at immediate risk.
Code C2 – This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not considered to be dangerous at the time of the inspection, it could become a real and immediate danger if a fault or other foreseeable event was to occur in the installation or connected equipment.
Code C3 – This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not considered to be a source of immediate or potential danger, improvement would contribute to a significant enhancement of the safety of the electrical installation.
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