Electrical Installation Condition Report

What is EICR?

An inspection and series of tests to make sure your electrical installation continues to conform to the national safety standard. An Electrical Installation Condition Report will reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded and therefore be unsafe to use.

The Electrical Installation Condition report Edinburgh (EICR Edinburgh) will also uncover any potential electric shock risks or fire hazards, identify any defective electrical work and also highlight any lack of earthing or bonding conductors.

Within a domestic environment you must have your main gas supply and main water supply earthed and connected into your consumer unit / fuse board. The report also provides a timescale of urgency on which remedial action should be taken. The test does not include any repair to the electrical system. Once you have the report you can budget for remedial work or additional investigation.

These reports can also be useful for determining the condition of an electrical system before purchasing a property. Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.

The inspection checks & includes all of the following:

  • The adequacy of earthing and bonding.
  • The suitability of the switch and control gear. For  example, an old fusebox with a wooden back,  cast-iron switches, or a mixture of both will need  replacing.
  • The serviceability of switches, sockets and light  fittings. All of these may need replacing: older  round-pin sockets, round light switches, cables  with fabric coating hanging from ceiling roses to  light fittings, black switches and sockets mounted  in skirting boards.
  • The type of wiring system and its condition. For  example, cables coated in black rubber were  phased out in the 1960s, likewise cables coated in  lead or fabric are even older and may well need  replacing (modern cables use safer pvc insulation).
  • That residual current devices are used for sockets  that may be used with outdoor electrical  equipment.
  • The presence of adequate identification and  notices.
  • The extent of any wear and tear, damage or other  deterioration.
  • The changes in use of the premises which have led  to, or may lead to, problematic wiring.

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