Electrical Condition Reports (EICR)
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as 'periodic inspection and testing' or electrical installation condition reports.
We provide an electrical inspection & testing service for domestic, commercial & industrial installations.
The frequency of condition reporting is usually a requirement by building insurance companies.
At Hants Electrical we provide an electrical inspection service for every type of installation. From 1 bed flats to supermarkets. All certification will be provided on NICEIC headed paper. Although it's a paperless service. You'll receive an email immediately after the inspection is completed with your certificate attached in PDF format ready to forward onto landlords, surveyors, estate agents, solicitors and insurance companies.
Condition Reports Explained
You cannot see electricity. Cables are usually hidden inside our walls, and consumer units are often hidden in cupboards, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical installation for damage or wear and tear.
Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes or electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire by checking the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories regularly.
How old is my electrical installation?
Clear signs that can help you tell the age of equipment in the electrical installation in your home include:
Fixed cables coated in black rubber (stopped being used in the 1960s).
Fixed cables coated in lead or fabric (used before the 1960s).
A fuse box with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a mixture of fuse boxes (used before the 1960s).
Older round pin sockets (or light switches), braided flex hanging from ceiling roses, brown (or black) switches, or sockets mounted in or no skirting boards (used before the 1960s).
Light switches on the walls or in bathrooms (used before the 1960s).
However old your electrical installation is, it may get damaged and will suffer from wear and tear. So you should get us to check its condition at least every 10 years or when you move into a new property.
What is the aim of an electrical installation condition report?
The five main aims of an electrical installation condition report are:
Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe)
Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it
Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations
Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
Provide and important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.
What we provide
We provide periodic inspection reports which are also called landlords electrical safety checks and electrical installation condition reports - this is what we will quote you for, as it tests the entire installation and will find any hidden damage. If you are investing in the purchase of a property, having the electrics thoroughly tested is a no brainer.