What is an electrical installation condition report?
Answered by M. Cox Electrical
8th February 2020
M. Cox Electrical answered the question "What is an electrical installation condition report?"
This report or EICR is also known as a Home Buyers, Landlords Report or Periodic Inspection. This report identifies electrical defects within the property and should be carried out every 1 to 10 years (depending on your property type and use). Other times this inspection should be carried out are when the property is being prepared for letting, before selling or buying a previously occupied property, or if you are unsure on the state of your electrical install. It is very important that you use an Electrician that has the correct qualifications (i.e City & Guilds 2391 or EAL 4337/4338), also they have a valid Public Liability AND Professional Indemnity insurance in-place.
Answered by Martin Kaine
18th January 2020
Martin Kaine answered the question "What is an electrical installation condition report?"
A condition report is a report on the installation of the property,all circuits on the consumer unit are tested to see if all cables are in good condition,from the test I can see if there are any faults on the system,it’s also to see if the design of the circuit is correct as in correct size cable and correct size and type of mcb,I also remove switch’s sockets and light fittings to physically look at connections and cable condition,
Answered by Consider it Done Electrical Services
20th December 2019
Consider it Done Electrical Services answered the question "What is an electrical installation condition report?"
An Electrical Installation Condition Report is a document created following a periodic inspection of an electrical installation. The report records a series of visual checks including a sample of the internal wiring of sockets, switches light fittings etc. There are also a full schedule of tests of supply and circuits recording results of tests relating to such things as earthing, how fast an RCD will trip and such like. The report records any observations made that relate to how safe the installation is and if it's safe for continued use. The lowest level of observation is if something is not compliant with current regulations. The other level are: requires further investigation, likely to cause danger, immediate danger. It's overall purpose is to give an overview of safety. I have heard it described as like an MOT for an electrical installation.
Answered by Hodgson Electrical
8th July 2019
Hodgson Electrical answered the question "What is an electrical installation condition report?"
A Electrical installation condition report is a series of tests and inspections on a Electrical installation. It compromises of a visual inspection of the installation such as checking sockets and lights etc. Then the inspector will run some tests that will check things the condition of the insulation arround the cables, the continuity of earth's in the circuit and the tripping times of the RCDs. This will all be documented on a report along with any observations of things that done meet current regulations.