An electrical installation condition report (EICR) is an electrical safety check that is performed by a qualified electrical report electrician.
It can be carried out on behalf of a homeowner, landlord or business owner. It entails thorough testing of a property’s electrical system and the completion of a detailed report. If you are looking for a qualified electrical report electrician in Huddersfield, then JP Electrical are here to help. We are a NICEIC approved, experienced and highly skilled team who are ready to lend our expertise to ensure the safety of you and your property.
When Do I Need an EICR?
An EICR is an essential tool in the safe maintenance of a property. As most of your electrical system is hidden away from view it can be hard to see the wear and tear that takes place over time. It is recommended that a private home has an electrical report electrician inspect their property every 10 years. For business owners this recommendation is reduced to 5 years. Landlords must also have an EIRC performed every 5 years and at every change of tenancy. This is a legal requirement and there are hefty fines for failure to comply.
What does an EICR entail?
During the EICR, your electrical report electrician will be looking carefully at all the circuits, power outlets, switches and wiring in your property. They will identify any faults, damage or defects and deterioration within the electrical system. If they discover any potential hazards or wear, they will note these on your EIRC. Based on the severity of the issue they will assign them a classification code using a standardised system:
• Code 1 (C1): Danger Present. Risk of Injury. C1 hazards represent a potential risk to life and require immediate attention. Your electrician may need to make them safe before they can leave your property.
• Code 2 (C2): Potentially Dangerous. This may be accompanied by a note for Further Investigation. This will require urgent attention.
• Code 3 (C3): Improvement Recommended. Although work is not required for a satisfactory report, it is recommended that it is carried out as it could become an issue later.
How long will an EICR take?
This will depend on several factors. For the average property you should expect the electrical report electrician to be there for around 4 hours. If you have a larger property or an older electrical system, then it will likely take longer. Your electrician will give you an indication of the likely duration during your initial discussion.
If you have any queries or questions regarding an EIRC please contact JP Electrical today on 01484 212091. Our fully qualified and experienced Huddersfield based team of electrical report electricians are here to keep you and your property safe.