Why do I need to carry out EICR testing?
EICR testing is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify any deficiencies against the current electrical safety standard for installations
We will check the electrical installation against BSI7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations ( IEE Wiring Regulations)-as amended. This is the national safety standard and contains around 850 Regulations
The law requires that you keep your entire electrical system safe at all times. Failure to comply may invalidate your insurance Policy Leaving you liable. The only effective means to that end is to have periodic testing and inspection carried out together with any needed action to remedy faults found during testing
If regular inspection and testing is neglected you may be endangering your work force and if the worst happens you may invalidate any insurance claim
Is it a requirement of my insurance company?
Increasingly insurers are insisting that inspection and testing be carried out on a regular basis. If you suffer an avoidable accident, then under the law, if found guilty, you will be deemed to have committed a criminal offence. Insurers will not pay fines or compensation suffered resulting from a criminal offence
An EICR testing inspection will
- Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
- Find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
- Identify any defective electrical work
- Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
During Testing the engineer will make observations and will give each a code C1 C2 or C3
The observations can describe a defect or need for improvement within the electrical installation
C1 = Danger Present
C2 = Potential Danger
C3 = Improvement Recommended
FI = Further Investigation is required
The main purpose of an EICR is to report on the safety condition of an existing installation. It will describe the overall condition as either ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’ which means remedial work is required to make the installation safe for continued use
It will also include a summary of the inspection in the report which will give a clear indication of the condition of the electrical installation
How much will it cost?
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