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Electrical Installation Condition Report – EICR

Every electrical installation deteriorates with age & continued use of the system. Legislation recommends that all electrical installations are subjected to periodic inspection & testing as per BS 7671.  This means undertaking an Electrical Installation Condition Report – EICR – for your property. The main reason for carrying out a periodic inspection & testing process to each and every electrical installation is to detect & highlight any (potential) faults within the system. It will safe-guard your property & any persons within the property.

Everybody has a duty to ensure the safety of others whilst at work; however, the Duty Holder will have ultimate responsibility for electrical safety. If nobody at your place of work is clear on who that is, then the responsibility falls on the most senior person. It is important to know who has the responsibility for safety and welfare of staff in order to establish that compliance is achieved.

There are many reasons not to do periodic electrical test and inspection such as cost, inconvenience or lack of knowledge. However none of these reasons will be accepted as a defence in the event that an accident or fire occurs. Aside from the threat of prosecution in the event of injury or death, surely the safety of your colleagues, employees, visitors or belongings are reason enough to test and inspect electrical systems at work

As NICEIC approved electrical inspection & testing contractors and also a SELECT approved member, we know the current legislations inside out, and can carry out comprehensive Fixed Wire Testing to ensure your premises and appliances remain fully compliant at all times.

Fixed Wire Testing, which is also referred to as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is the examination and testing of the circuits contained within the fabric of a client’s building. This includes the socket outlets, lighting circuits and various other circuits.

Having an Electrical Installation Condition Report conducted on your property will ensure compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 & The Provision & Use of Works Equipment Regulations 1998.

If you’re concerned about electrical safety at your place of work, are in need of advice on an Electrical Installation Condition Report – EICR, or require a free, no obligation quotation for electrical inspection & testing, then don’t hesitate to contact our offices.

It is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out at the following intervals:

Type of PropertyRecommended

Tenancy Change or every
5yrs (Whatever is sooner)
CommercialAt least every 5 years
Domestic DwellingsAt least every 10 years
Industrial/WarehouseAt least every 3 years
HospitalsAt least every 5 years
EducationalAt least every 5 years
Hotels & RestaurantsAnnually
Cinemas &TheatresAnnually

Click below for more information on EICR’s from the Electrical Trade Associations

NICEIC web link

To arrange for an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that complies with BS7671 for your property, please contact our offices on 0141 429 1254 or email us your details & a member of our team will be in touch.