An (EICR) Electrical Installation Condition Report, formally known as a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR), is a report detailing the suitability of an existing electrical installation for continued operation.
Obtaining such a report on your home electrics is not currently a legal requirement, however in the case of dwellings it is recommended in BS7671 that you have your installation properly inspected at least every ten years. For offices, shops and properties being rented, an inspection up to every five years or upon a change of occupancy is recommended.
Landlords are obliged to ensure the electrical installation in their property is safe, and ordering an EICR is the only recognised method for legally ensuring compliance.
An EICR is recommended if you are improving your current consumer unit - An EICR would ascertain if your current electrical system (final circuits) are of suitable condition to be connected to a modern protective equipment.
An EICR will involve the inspection and testing of all of the electrical circuits within your property, your consumer unit(s), the protective devices, the suppliers' (DNO) service head & earthing arrangements along with the earth bonding (generally fitted to the water and gas incomer position).
The report you receive will classify the overall installation as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Any deviations from the regulations will either be coded as C1 - danger present, C2 - potentially dangerous, C3 - improvement recommended or FI - Further Investigation is required without delay.
Any C1, C2 or FI observation would result in an ‘unsatisfactory’ verdict being passed on the installation as a whole.
£70 for initial visual inspection and identification of the properties electrical circuits including the testing of 2 circuits. Each additional circuit is charged at £25.
Typical costing for a property with 8 final circuits connected:
£70 for the first 2 circuits + £150 for the additional 6 circuits (£25 per circuit) + £15.95 for EICR certificate
Total price £235.95
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