Eicr Reports - Much more than just proving compliance



We often get asked, 'what is an EICR Report' and what does it prove, the blog below will answer these questions.


What is an EICR Report?


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.


What is the purpose of an EICR Report?


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.


How long will an EICR Inspection take?


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.


What will an EICR tell me?


An EICR will provide a full summary of the condition of the electrics in your building and determine whether it complies with the current British Standard for electrical safety (BS 7671).


It will record a number of observations in line with BS 7671 and make various recommendations where improvement may be necessary or beneficial to improving safety. Once the EICR is completed the registered contractor will provide you with a certificate outlining the overall condition of the electrical installation.


EICR Codes


An EICR will provide codings against the condition of the installation. The classification codes are as follows:


Code C1 - This code should indicates that danger exists, requiring immediate remedial action. The persons using the installation are at immediate risk.


Code C2 - This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not considered to be dangerous at the time of the inspection, it could become a real and immediate danger if a fault or other foreseeable event was to occur in the installation or connected equipment.


Code C3 - This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not considered to be a source of immediate or potential danger, improvement would contribute to a significant enhancement of the safety of the electrical installation.


Who should carry out an EICR Report?


Only registered electricians should carry out an EICR, Protest ES Ltd are NICEIC acrredited and have many qualified electricians who can carry out EICR Reports.


Please don’t hesitate to contact Protest ES Ltd, today – 01604 696113 | enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk.