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EICR and PAT Testing in Glasgow

Whether you’re a landlord, tenant or own your property EICR and PAT Testing is a crucial step to keep your property safe. Our Glasgow-based, NICEIC-certified electricians are trained to perform them in a timely, efficient manner.

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What is an EICR?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report, (also known as an EICR), is a comprehensive examination of an electrical installation to determine if it is fit for ongoing use. During an EICR, our skilled NICEIC-certified team will perform various test readings inspect the condition of your electrical systems for any defects or damage and determine if an electrical repair is needed.

What is PAT Testing?

PAT testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, is the thorough examination and testing of your portable electrical appliances, including items such as toasters, kettles, and irons. Acquiring a PAT Certificate is not only a preventive measure against costly breakdowns and accidents but is essential maintenance for your portable electrical appliances. For this reason, especially in properties that are leased, PAT testing is an essential legal requirement for landlords and property management companies.

When is an EICR Mandatory?

For landlords intending to lease their property, an EICR is mandatory every 5 years or at the commencement of each new tenancy. In commercial settings, adherence to safety laws is crucial, and obtaining an EICR is a measure that must always be met before a property is deemed safe.

When is an EICR Recommended?

If you’re renovating your property or considering an electrical rewire, an EICR can determine whether your current electrical system can take on the additional load. If you own the property or have it on good authority that your electrical systems are in good condition, it is advisable to conduct an EICR every 10 years.

When Should You PAT Test?

Landlords must conduct a PAT Test at the initiation of every new tenancy, preferably with a NICEIC-qualified electrician, to fulfil their responsibility to tenants adequately. In residential settings, we advise performing a PAT test every 5 years to guarantee the safe functionality of your equipment.


For inquiries regarding any form of electrical testing, whether it is PAT Testing or an EICR please reach out to us through the contact details below or book a service through our contact form.


Call us at 0141 486 8899

Email us at glasgow@harkinsandvickers.co.uk


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At H&V, our team of fully qualified NICEIC electricians has been providing a professional and efficient electrical service to our clients in Glasgow and Edinburgh for over 30 years.

We offer a full range of bespoke services to both residential and commercial clients, including EICR & PAT testing, rewiring, smoke alarm installation & repair, and lighting installation & repair.

Regardless of project size, we always act professionally and take pride in our high level of customer service and a job well done. From minor repairs to large-scale rewiring projects and even luxury lighting installations, you can be confident that you are hiring the best electricians for the job.

But don't just take our word for it; you can read our many positive reviews and see our full list of certificates and accreditations here.

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