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.
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