Over time, all electrical installations (wires, consumer boards etc) will inevitably deteriorate as a result of age and ongoing use. As a result of this over time, all electrical installations should be tested on a regular basis. Undertaking such checks will determine and ensure that all electrics are in a safe and satisfactory working order and condition and a condition form which they can be continually used. Because these checks are performed at regular intervals, they are referred to as periodic electrical testing. Once an inspection has been completed and is satisfactory, you can then be issued with an Electrical Condition Report or EICR (the shortened abbreviation).
So what does a Electrical Condition Report / EICR look for?
It will look for any cases where the circuit may be overloaded and in turn under stress.
Lack of earthing of bonding.
We will service any switches, sockets or light fittings and determine what may need replacing, including older pin sockets and mounted sockets in skirting boards.
See if you have any fire hazards or areas which could cause an electrical shock, as well as any wear and tear that may be present.
An bad overall or high risk electrical work.
Check the fitted switch and control systems and see how suitable the systems are. We will check for fittings such as poorly installed fuse boxes and similar.
The wiring system in place and the condition of the systems. For example, cables coated in lead, fabric or rubber may need replacing with newer modern and longer lasting PVC insulated cables. These cables are also more compliant legally and from a safety standpoint.
We will ensure that you have all of the correct and adequate notices as necessary at present.
A Electrical Condition Report / EICR is a legal requirement for commercial properties and properties where the public have access. It is necessary that they are regularly checked and that an EICR is performed on the electrical services. The period between inspections is determined by classified use and function of the building.
It is recommended that commercial properties have a periodic inspection is carried out at least once every 5 years. They can be conducted in a couple of ways. You can have a full 100% inspection every 5 years or choose a rolling inspection program where by, you have a 20% inspection once per year. This also ensures any faults are being diagnosed on a year to year basis.
You should also have a periodic electrical test undertaken if you own a property which you are looking to let or may be looking to sell a previously occupied property.
What is the EICR?
An EICR / Electrical Installation Condition Report is an official document which is provided and signed off following an assessment an electrical installation. This can be in either domestic, commercial or industrial premises which require inspection with varying degrees of frequency depending on the premises.
Landlord SOS Ltd are located in the heart of the Thames Valley with excellent reach to the counties of Surrey, Sussex and Kent and most of all able to service clients right across London. Therefore, we are conveniently located to offer Periodic electrical testing London and all of the major suburbs of London.
Our team providing safety solutions to commercial and domestic Landlords and property owners by carefully inspecting.
Work Done on Time
We aim to provide you with the necessary certification within 24 working hours. Subject to your checks have successfully met the legal and standards required.