Electricity is invisible to the eye, and sometimes so are faults on your systems. With this guide you will know exactly what you can expect with an EICR.

 

An image of what an EICR looks like, along with detailed information explaining each point

 

How do I know my electrics are safe?

It is recommended that an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is carried out every 10 years if you own the property, and every 5 years if you are renting. The engineer will have a look through your system, and then do the following on their report: 

•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)
•Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it
•Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations
•Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
•Provide and important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.

 

An image of each of the codes as seen on the EICR

 

Any observation will be coded, see the key below:-

•C1 (Code 1): Danger is present, immediate fixing is required

•C2 (Code 2): Potentially dangerous, urgent fixing is required

•C3 (Code 3): Improvement needed

 

An image detailing of where the inspections took place

 

The EICR will class the system as 'Satisfactory' or 'Unsatisfactory'. If there are no observations your system will have met the British Standard.