Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
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 will involve the testing of various circuits which will require the turning off of the electrics at the main supply. This allows us 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.
Homeowners often ask for, or obtain a condition report as part of a house sale. Similarly, landlords with an increasing awareness of their electrical safety obligations undertake regular periodic inspections in relation to their rental properties. It is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every ten years (five for privately rented properties) 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 requiring testing.
Any domestic work notified by your electrician to NICEIC Building Control is searchable through the site www.checkmynotification.com
You can check the details of the certificate via the number on the certificate or the address where the work was carried out.
Should you require a copy of a certificate, you can follow the secure payment process and a certificate will be sent to you in the post.