What is an EICR Report

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An electrical installation condition report is required as all electrical installations deteriorate over time. It is recommended that they should be inspected and tested every “3 to 5 years”. Such electrical safety checks are commonly known as ‘periodic inspections’ or ‘electrical installation condition reports’.

On your EICR, electrical certificate or electrical installation condition report, it will notify you whether your electrical installation is “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory”, the outcome depends on the installation and can be explained if you require more information after receiving the certificate.

Trade Facilities Services provides electrical safety certificates of all kinds. We work with landlords in Bristol, Wales and South West. Trade Facilities Services can electrically test both domestic and commercial properties.

We aim to give access to qualified electricians for all types of electrical Safety certificates and testing. We offer full range of electrical compliance services to ensure that your property is always within the correct scope of work. So that you should not worry about the after effects of not having the correct paperwork.

With the help of an EICR (Electrical installation condition report), you can find out:

If any electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded.

Any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.

Identify defective electrical work.

Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.

Testing is also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical items to ensure that they are safe. A schedule of circuits can also be provided which can be a great asset to a property.

EICR Certificates and Reports starting from £80!

What are the types of EICR reports?

Basically, there are two types of EICR reports:

Visual condition report – This does not include testing and is only suitable if the installation has been tested recently.
Periodic inspection reports – This is what we would normally recommend, as it tests the installation and would find any hidden damage.
What is the primary purpose of an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)?

There are many reasons why a householder might request an EICR, and generally they are highly recommended where proof may be required to show an electrical installation is safe age of the installation (the older the installation is, the more often an EICR has to be carried out).

Type of property – If the property has a swimming pool, the recommended interval between an EICR is one year. However, only parts of the installation relating to the swimming pool would need to be assessed.
Environmental Conditions.
Misuse of the installation such as
Change in usage of the domestic premises. This could be a change of occupancy in rental properties, or the property being prepared to be sold, or the property being purchased. It is highly recommended that an EICR is carried out with each alteration of occupancy in rental properties to confirm the property remains electrically safe. Equally, requesting an EICR on a property that is being purchased is the best way to find out if work needs to be carried out on the electrical system.
Any concerns the householder has about the condition of their electrical installation.
How often should EICR report will perform?

The IEE recommend the following maximum periods of time between inspections and testing:

Domestic Installations – 10 years or change of occupancy
Commercial Installations – 5 years or change of occupancy
Industrial Installations – 3 years
Residential accommodation – 5 years or change of occupancy
Offices, shops & laboratories – 5 years
What are To-Do checklists?

Here is a list of things “we recommend” you do before a Trade Facilities Services “electrician” attends. It will make sure you are prepared for your EICR certificate or an electrical inspection & test:

Ensure the electrician has full access to the consumer unit; any items must be removed prior to the test commencing. This might otherwise cause delays, & lead to extra charges.
A rough estimation of height of the consumer unit / Fuse Board is preferred. This should come from the client to determine the size of ladders. This is for access purposes of the electrical installation.
Ensure the installation is live upon arrival of the electrician. E.g. there is reading on the electric meter; this is to ensure the system is live.
It is recommended that you visually inspect your property. This is to provide information on any broken fixtures and fittings. This information should be passed to the “electrician” upon arrival.
All equipment should be unplugged before the test. For E.g.: TV’s, Fridge Freezers and Washing Machines.
If possible, ensure the consumer has the correct labels to identify the circuits. This can lead to further costs, or a full EICR certificate not being able to be presented.
A full test may not be carried out if various problems, recommendations or dangers are present upon the early stages of the visual inspection. This is so that we can get the installation up to a recommended standard before completing the EICR report and inspection.
Provide any previous EICR reports or periodic inspection reports. We have an idea about the history of the electrical installation with this.
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Commercial EICR (Call to Confirm).
Industrial EICR (Call to confirm).
Fire Alarm Inspection £50 /zone.
Electrical Thermal testing (call to confirm).
Emergency Lighting Certificate £POA

Find out more about our emergency technical services in Bristol, South west and wales !

If you require any further details or would like to book your EICR , Call: 0808 1694 528

Our services include:

Testing, inspection and certification of:
New installations
Periodic inspection and reporting of existing electrical installations
Emergency lighting installations
Landlord test and inspection following change of tenancy, alteration or damage
Planned and reactive maintenance of electrical systems including:
Offices, commercial units, warehouses, hotels, social and private houses
Interior, exterior, security, emergency and street lighting systems
Fault finding
Portable appliance testing
Design and build of new installations, refurbishments and upgrades to electrical systems including:

Containment and cable management
Single or 3 phase
Fire and intruder alarms
Emergency lighting
Security lighting
Exterior and street lighting
Telephone and data networking
CCTV
Audio visual and distribution
Access and door entry systems
Lighting control systems
Energy saving solutions

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