EICR – Home inspection
Electrical Installation Condition Reports
To determine that the electrical installation is in a satisfactory conditio for continued service so far as is reasonably practicable
Why do I need an electrical installation condition report?
You may need a condition report for a number of reasons, such as when selling or buying a property. Or, you may need a report to find out the condition of an installation after a flood or fire, or at the end of the period recommended in a previous electrical certificate or report.
The five main aims of a condition report are to:*
1. Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe);
2. Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it;
3. Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IEE Wiring Regulations;
4. Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures, which can lead to deaths, burns, fires and other injuries;
5. Provide an important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection and testing in the future.What is involved
- Code C1 – Danger Present (risk of injury & immediate remdial action is required
- Code C2 – Potentially Dangerous (urgent remedial action required)
- Code C3 Improvement Recommended (whilst there is no immediate or potential danger there is room for improvement to make the installation safer)
- Code FI Further Investigation required without delay
There will be an overall summary for the report & if any Code C1 or C2’s are reported then the electrical installation will be deemed unsatisfactory.
Testing of portable appliances
Inspection and testing of electrical appliances, often called portable appliance testing (PAT), is not included in this report however this service can be provided by CPJ Eletrics Limited (please click here for further info)