EICR Electrical Installation Condition Reports for Manchester
Why does my Property need an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
It is recommended by the Institute of Electricians that any electrical wiring or installations be inspected and tested at least once every 5 years by a qualified electrician to comply with Health and Safety Regulations (1974), Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) and Provision and the Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998).
Wiring deteriorates over time and an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) will identify faults so they can be rectified so no harm can come to staff, customers or the general public.
You may find that your insurance could be invalid without an EICR.
The Electrical Installation Condition Report is to review all electrical fixed wire installation in its environment and make sure that there is no risk of injury. We don’t go looking for problems like others, but simply complete the report to highlight to you any risks.
Why Outwood Electrical?
By having a Electrical Installation Condition Report completed by one of our qualified electricians, your business will comply with:
- Health and Safety Regulations
- Provision and Use of Work
- Equipment Regulations
- The Electricity at Work Regulations
- HSE requirements and ISO standards
- Insurance company requirements
- Fire risk assessment
How Often do I need an EICR?
You don’t need and EICR every year, however, depending on the type and use of equipment, we advise an Electrical Installation Condition Report for the following:
- Change of Ownership
- Change of Tenancy
- Change of Use of Premises
- To Verify Continued Complaince with BS7671
- To Comply With Your Insurance Terms and Conditions
What Happens next?
Once we’ve completed the inspection and testing of all the above, you’ll get a Electrical Installation Condition Report. Our report will identify any deficiencies in your electrical set-up against the national safety standard for electrical installations. This report can then be used to confirm you have complied with all regulations and it can be kept for any Health and Safety audits.
What work is completed during an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
An Electrical Installation Condition Report is an in-depth inspection and test of the existing electrical installation and is reported on a form that complies with the current wiring regulations, BS7671:2008 as amended in 2011.
The first part of the inspection is to visually inspect all the accessible electrical accessories like socket outlets, switches, etc. 10% of these items will be inspected internally by opening them up to expose the wiring and terminals to establish if there is anything to suggest poor installation or quality of wiring.
All electrical equipment is then inspected for the presence of bonding conductors, the correct type and location of switchgear and that the installation is being used correctly.
Once the inspection phase has been completed, a detailed test of each circuit is carried out to determine that the safety measures that have been put in place will operate correctly if an electrical fault ever occurs. This includes determining that the earth fault path is effective enough to result in automatic disconnection of the electric supply in the event of a fault, that the wiring is in good condition and that the residual current device (RCD) operates quickly enough to avoid any danger to colleagues, customers and members of the public.
Unlike others, we then use a thermal imaging camera for the areas we can and can’t see to capture hot spots on distribution boards or switch gear, to identify any areas which are overloaded and weak points which could cause breakdown or even fire in some cases.
Electrical Installation Condition Report is the answer!