Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Testing & Certification

Redlands Electrical offer comprehensive electrical test and inspection services.  A periodic Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is required by all businesses in order to be provided with an EICR certificate.

Electrics deteriorate with age and use and can become dangerous over time; our inspection will find potential problems which could put your business at risk. Including potential shock or fire hazards, defective wiring, circuit overloads and lack of earthing or bonding.

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All electrical test and inspections are carried out in accordance with the latest edition of the IEE wiring regulations (BS7671)

How often should tests be done?

  • 10 years for a home
  • 5 years for a business
  • 3 years for caravan sites
  • 1 year for swimming pools.

An Electrical Installation Condition Report is also required

  • When a property is being prepared to be let.
  • Before selling a property or when buying a previously occupied property.

What do we test?

The adequacy of earthing and bonding

The suitability of the switch and control gear. For example an old consumer unit with a wooden back, cast-iron switches, or a mixture of both will need replacing

The serviceability of switches, sockets and light fittings. All of these may need replacing: older round-pin sockets, round light switches, cables with fabric coating hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, black switches and sockets mounted in skirting boards.

The type of wiring system and its condition. For example cables coated in black rubber were phased out in the 1960s, likewise cables coated in lead or fabric are even older and may well need replacing (modern cables use safer pvc insulation).

That residual current devices are used for sockets that may be used with outdoor electrical equipment.

The presence of adequate identification and notices.

The extent of any wear and tear, damage or other deterioration.

The changes in use of the premises which have led to, or may lead to, problematic wiring.

Report and Certificate

After testing and inspection you will be provided with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).  This report will contain the recommendations for improvements required in order for you to be provided with a EICR Certificate.  All our electricians are qualified to carry out remedial work should it be required.

ECIR testing projects:

Areas we cover:

We can provide testing and inspection services in Kingston upon thames, Wimbledon, Epsom, New Malden, Woking, Staines, Surrey and all over London.

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