An ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONDITION REPORTS (E.I.C.R) is a report, carried out by a qualified Electrician, that provides an in-depth analysis on the infrastructure and safety of the wiring within a building or space. An EICR is vitally important to each and every commercial property within the UK and is often required for insurance purposes.
Here at Darwen Electrical Services we provide in-depth and affordable electrical condition reports. As NICEIC approved contractors a report by D.E.S carries that much more authority – allowing you complete peace of mind and protection from all potential dangers.
Do not leave yourself open to accusations of negligence or claims of liability – have your Electrical Installation tested today. For Electrical Installation Condition Reports in Blackburn call D.E.S. on 01254 678654
Although hidden behind walls and protected by conduit, electrical installations are not immune to damage and are definitely not immune to the wear and tear of time and conditions. Common problems like broken sockets and flickering light switches are just the tip of the iceberg. There are just as many other problems which we cannot see, which can only be found through the testing of your installation. Broken and corroded wires are one such problem, so too installations which were poorly installed to begin with.
An EICR is the most reliable and efficient way to test the health of your system. A thorough EICR by D.E.S. electricians can pinpoint vital issues or weak points within a property’s wiring that a visual inspection would never find. For example, a quick continuity test measuring the resistance through a conductor will let us know if there are damaged or weakened wires somewhere along the circuit. An EICR will also record any oddities or illegalities with the wiring itself. Maybe a former tradesman or handyman has wired an extra power point into the lighting circuit. Quite illegal yet, unfortunately, not so uncommon. An Electrical Installation Condition Reports is paramount to the overall electrical safety of a space or building. It will also cover the proprietor in the event of any unfortunate happening.
LANDLORDS & BUSINESS OWNERS
EICRs are especially important for businesses and landlords. In light of an accident arising from a fault on your electrical installation having a valid EICR will show you as a responsible proprietor/employer who took all possible steps to maintain a safe working environment. On the other hand, an accident or mortality arising from faulty electrics, in a case where the proprietor has no valid report, could potentially lead to very costly legal proceedings and damages and, in the case or a mortality, could even lead to imprisonment. Cover yourself and your business today and have your electrical installation tested – it could just turn out to be the most important report you ever demand.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED AN EICR?
Although general guidelines are laid down by the I.E.E it is ultimately the decision of the competent person inspecting your electrical installation to decide on the frequency of future inspections. D.E.S. technicians will be only too happy to take on this responsibility, test your current installation and advise on an appropriate testing schedule for the future. Depending on the age of your installation, what the installation is used for, the condition of the building it powers (damp, condensation, dry rot, etc) the frequency of when an EICR needs to be carried out can range from anywhere between every 12 months to every 5 years. If your electrical installation has not been tested in the last 5 years then you need to schedule a report without delay.
Call D.E.S. now and arrange an Electrical Installation Condition Report today: 01254 678654
On completion of the inspection of your electrical installation our technicians will issue a 5 page report detailing any issues uncovered. If requested we can also quote you a price for any maintenance or repair costs we advise.
For a free no obligation consultation, survey or quotation, please contact our office on 01254 678654