Electrical Installation Condition Report - EICR
Until 31.12.2011, formerly known as Periodic
Electrical Inspection ...
IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) require that periodic inspection
and testing of electrical installations is carried out at such
intervals as are consistent with the type of installation, its use
and operation, the frequency of maintenance, and the external
influences upon it.
Examples of maximum recommended initial periods between inspections are as follows:
At change of
occupancy, or every 10 years
It is recommended
by the Institute of Electrical Engineers,
that buildings over five years old are subjected to a periodic
and as a minimum should continue to be inspected and tested every
a report of inspection
together with test results and any recommendations.
Extent of the Work
When entering into an agreement for
electrical inspection and testing of a building under your control
it is a fundamental requirement that the extent and limitations of
the inspection and testing are fully described. It is recommended
that the following be agreed prior to beginning the work, and we can
assist you in determining your exact requirements for inspection and
As it is neither practical nor
possible to inspect all parts of an installation, we will agree a
sampling process. This is normally in the order of 10%-20% of all
accessories, fittings and control equipment.
For much of the testing the electrical system will be switched off.
If this is a problem we can arrange the work at times when this is
We will agree before commencing the
work the amount of down time that can be tolerated and arrange a
provisional program for switching off – totally, and individual
areas or distribution boards if required.