What is an EICR and PAT testing?
An EICR (electrical installation condition report) is a test carried out to determine whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued use. During an EICR we will conduct test readings and inspect the condition of your electrical installation, which will allow us to provide you with an informed opinion on the condition of your electrical system.
PAT testing (portable appliance testing) involves inspecting and testing the condition of your portable electrical appliances such as toasters, kettles and irons. Obtaining a PAT can help prevent costly breakdowns and accidents and allow us to perform necessary maintenance on equipment.
When is an EICR mandatory?
If you are a landlord looking to rent out your property, then you must have an EICR carried out every 5 years or at the start of every new tenancy.
If you are responsible for a commercial setting, then there are various safety laws you are required to follow and getting an EICR may help you remain compliant.
When is an EICR recommended?
If you are renovating your property, performing an EICR can ensure your electrical system can handle the extra load.
We also recommend that our residential clients carry out an EICR every 10 years.
When should you get a PAT?
If you are a landlord, you must perform a PAT at the beginning of every new tenancy – using a NECEIC qualified electrician for this is always recommended to ensure you fulfil your responsibility to tenants adequately.
We also recommend getting a PAT every 5 years to ensure your equipment is in safe working order.
If you’d like to enquire about any electrical testing please contact us using the details below.