What is an EICR?
Whether you are a landlord, homeowner, business owner, or property manager, it is required to maintain damages and/or conditions which may indicate potential danger, as well as provide recommendations for improvement within a given property. An electrical installation condition report is also known as an EICR certificate. It is a certificate which has details about the safety and overall condition of all the electrical installations and fittings in a property. The report is produced by following an in-depth assessment carried out by a qualified electrician. The electrician will complete a visual inspection and perform some tests on installations to confirm that all your electrical installations are functioning safely. Where the electrician identifies any potentially hazardous defects, they will note this in the report with the appropriate recommendation code and advise the landlord of any required remedial work. The certificate will also list the date by which the next inspection is due.
The purpose of an EICR
- Age of the electrical installation
- Environmental conditions
- Misuse of the installation such as vandalism
- Change in usage of the domestic premises
- Any concerns the householder has about the condition of their electrical installation.