Do I need an EICR?
If you have ever wondered if you need an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report), the answer is yes. Whether you own your own home or a property, which you rent out, or you are responsible for a non-domestic property, an EICR is always necessary.
Home-owners: Whilst it may not be a legal requirement within owner-occupied homes to have an EICR, home owners should have their electrics tested regularly, to ensure they are safe to use and are functioning correctly. This will minimise the chance of electrical faults, which could lead to electric shocks or fire and even be a risk to life. EICRs are often recommended during the house buying and selling process.
Businesses: Employers are legally responsible for the health and safety of their employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. They are also required to safeguard staff against the risk of injury sustained from electricity used during work conditions under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Landlords: Landlords have a duty of care towards their tenants under The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985, and this ensures checking the electrics within their rental properties are safe at the start of a tenancy and maintained throughout. EICRs for both landlords and businesses provide proof that they have met their legal obligations and are often required for insurance purposes.
Electrical safety audits and commercial condition reports completed by our electricians near Barking (IG11)
Our team of fully qualified electricians can undertake all types of testing in domestic, commercial and industrial environments.
- Landlord electrical reports
- PAT testing
- Home buyer electric reports & inspections
- EICRs (Electrical Installation Condition Reports)
- Commercial condition reports
- Condition report electrical
An EICR is one of the most common tests. It used to be known as a Periodic Inspection Report and examines the condition of any electrical installation, highlighting any safety shortcomings or defects against the national standard. It aims to spot issues before they become potentially hazardous.