Electrical Installation Condition Report (Periodic Inspection Report)
Fixed Wire Testing is the report and inspection of electrical systems in a premises in regards to safety. It is known as the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), previously known as the Periodic Inspection Report. It is designed to make sure that the electrical wiring is compliant with current regulations.
An EICR report works by testing the existing state of the electrical wiring, circuits and anything connected to the electrical system throughout the premises.
This is a thorough inspection, and everything electrical will be tested for wear and tear, as well as more obvious visual damage. Our engineers and operatives are experts in spotting any potential hazards within your internal system. We check all areas of your system including the main incoming supply point through to sockets, light fittings and other wiring accessories by injecting test voltages. This shows the true functionality of cables and connections.
Once the EICR is complete, we will pass on a full report with every item tested listed. If there is a fault with anything, then it will be categorised as either a C1, C2, or a C3. A C1 failure is in need of immediate action since there is a real danger present. A C2 requires attention in the near future but is not immediate, and a C3 is a suggested improvement. As approved inspection and testing contractors, CSE Electrical can offer your establishment, a frequent and reliable Fixed Wire Testing Service ensuring you stay up to date with the latest Legal Requirements in accordance with BS 7671:2008(2015) regulations. Our team of local electrician near me engineers undertake Fixed Wire Testing on every scale, across all industries and on a nationwide basis. So, whatever your requirements are, we can help.
The IEE recommend the following maximum periods of time between inspections and testing:
- Domestic Installations – 10 years or change of occupancy
- Commercial Installations – 5 years or change of occupancy
- Industrial Installations – 3 years
- Residential accommodation – 5 years or change of occupancy
- Offices, shops & laboratories – 5 years