Electrical Installation Condition

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

We aim to give access to qualified electricians for all types of electrical Safety certificates and testing. We offer a 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.

What is an EICR report?

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 Essex and London. Trade Facilities Services can electrically test both domestic and commercial properties.

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.

What are the 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 a safe age of the installation (the older the installation is, the more often an EICR has to be carried out).