What is EICR?
EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Reports. This report explains the safety measures and condition of the electrical wiring in a property. In simple words an overall home electrical safety condition. This report is popularly known as landlord electrical certificate, Periodic Inspection or home electrical condition reports.
The Visual Inspection report will record a number of observations.
|Consumer Unit||Earthing and bonding|
|RCD protection||Extension leads|
|Light fittings||Signs of wear and tear|
|Light switches||Electrical cables or leads|
What will I find in a this report?
An EICR will gives a summary report of your home electrical condition. Qualified & registered electrician will record a number of observations in line with BS 7671. Depending on your electric condition, electrician might recommend improvement. EICR usages some coding against the condition of the installation.
|Means||Suggested Action||Report Outcome|
|Danger present. Risk of injury||Immediate remedial action required.||Unsatisfactory|
|Potentially dangerous.||Urgent remedial action required||Unsatisfactory|
|Further investigation||Urgent investigation required without delay||Possibly unsatisfactory|
|Improvement recommended||Something might not comply with the regulations but isn’t dangerous||Satisfactory|
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.
Is it a legal requirement?
This is recommended to conduct a five yearly electrical installation checks for privately rented properties. British Standard BS 76719 (IET Wiring Regulations) advises that homeowners and landlords are recommended to test their properties once in every five years, or when there is a change of tenancy.