Living without electricity and electrical products is unthinkable in the current age. Electrical devices have added great value to human lives, and have made living so much easier. But every rose comes with thorns. Electricity and electrical devices can also cause casualties and property damage if their condition deteriorates and they start malfunctioning. For this purpose, it is pertinent to keep the electrical wiring and systems in perfect condition, because they are not as visible as the devices they are connected with, which causes people to overlook their potential defects and later find out the hard way.
The government of the United Kingdom has mandated that Electrical Installation Condition Report regulations is necessary to ensure the electrical safety of a building’s inhabitants, and has mandated through very specific Electrical Installation Condition Report legislation that all landowners and business conduct necessary EICR testing as a part of their duties. This decree has been in force since April 2021, and failing to oblige with this regulation can result in punitive EICR fines or jail terms.
EICR meaning Electrical Condition Report testing is the practice of examining electrical wires, cables, and systems to find out any faults, breakdowns, or damage that may have occurred to them since installation. EICR tests ascertain whether the electrical wires and systems are in good working condition, and do not pose any danger. EICR and PAT testing share some similarities, but are not the same thing, as some people might believe. EICR is only concerned with evaluating the health of a building’s electrical installations, whereas PAT testing involves a larger inspection of all electrical appliances being used in a building.
The electrical installation refers to every piece of fixed static electrical equipment which is being supplied through the electricity meter. In includes:
Being one of the top hazard assessment companies in the UK, we enlist the help of expert EICR electricians and electrical engineers to conduct EICR testing for our clients. We also enlist the assistance of legal experts who are well-versed with UK government rules and regulations regarding EICR testing inside the country and have attained all the necessary EICR certificates mandated by the government. This enables us to foresee any possible infringement of EICR regulations that our clients might commit, and advise them on ways to ensure compliance with government regulations and stay on the right side of the law.
Our organization has been responsible for scores of successful EICR test results all across the UK, and our customers have displayed their satisfaction and happiness with our services through glowing reviews.
Our experts commence their EICR testing procedure by taking into account all the wiring, cables, and related systems installed throughout a building. As the wires are usually tucked into corners, behind walls & ceilings, and inside tubes in order to keep them away from sight, this task is exhausting and takes a lot of time to properly manage. Luckily, our EICR inspection surveyors are masters of such an arduous task and will go about it and get it done before you knew what happened. This ensures that normal activities inside the building being examined for EICR are not brought to a standstill due to the assessment process, and our professionals are specifically trained for providing the best-possible EICR testing services without causing too much distress and problems for our clients.
As part of both our domestic EICR and EICR commercial property, our specialists will meet with each individual inhabitant of the building or workplace under examination, in order to gauge their knowledge level about electrical wiring inside the building. This is a very important part of our EICR testing template, as it allows us to figure out how knowledgeable each individual inhabitant of the building is regarding electrical wiring and cabling systems. If more people inside the building have basic knowledge of this process, they are able to routinely check the wiring systems themselves, and spot any damages, faults, or breakdowns that might have occurred over time, before they cause any harm.
In case the building’s inhabitants are found to not have too much knowledge about electrical installations inside their building, it is considered a point of concern by our EICR specialists, who will recommend necessary training for everyone to at least attain a basic understanding of electrical wiring systems, to increase the odds of preventing an electrical incident before it occurs. This issue is more concerning for workplaces and EICR rental property because those buildings contain a large number of people, who can all be endangered by a single person’s lack of knowledge about proper ways of dealing with electrical installations. For this reason, the new EICR rental regulations stress the fact that all inhabitants in buildings with many people should know how to deal with electrical equipment.
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Our EICR checklist consists of the following basic steps:
The EICR specialists of Fire safety risk assessment always conduct a visual test first up. This EICR electrical test involves a thorough inspection of all the electrical installations (wiring, consumer units, electrical accessories) inside the building. They will check whether the aforementioned equipment is damaged, cracked, or broken at any place. Even a small crack in such equipment can result in a pile-up of electrons inside, which causes the equipment to overheat and possibly cause a short circuit.
Our EICR test procedure experts will check whether any such damage is apparent in the electrical equipment which may cause danger to the building’s inhabitants later on. Based on the equipment’s condition, they will recommend whether it needs repairing, or outright replacement in order to ensure everyone living inside the building.
Many old properties contain archaic electrical contingency systems, which are no longer valid, and government regulators have a stern stance toward them. For this reason, our EICR testing procedure specialists will inform our clients of the latest contingency systems they need to install to better protect their properties against electrical risks. For example, older distribution boards contained fuse cartridges which have now been replaced by MCB boards. This, coupled with earth leakage monitors which trip up whenever a fault occurs, provides superior electrical protection as compared with RCDs. Being a seasoned provider of EICR services all across the UK, we know about all of these modern advances in the field of electrical protection and will make sure that our clients remain up-to-date about them as well, to ensure overall safety and compliance with new EICR requirements.
The next step in the EICR safety check is dead testing. To perform a dead test, our EICR professionals will completely disconnect the electrical installation under examination from the main power supply. This mode of testing allows us to know whether there are any wires which are damaged in any way or have not been properly connected to their corresponding sockets. Several circuits will be randomly subjected to dead testing to make sure that everything is in order.
Live electrical testing will then follow. Fire Safety Risk Assessment emphasizes the need for live testing because it allows us to know how different contingency measures will perform under stress, not to mention that dead testing is one of the key Electrical Installation Condition Report legal requirements. It is a precautionary examination which is an ideal way to identify potential faults in the electrical installation spectrum and suggest possible fixes before they turn into a big problem. If there is a fault in the system, it will disconnect during this particular test.
This mode of testing allows us to determine if the electrical components are functioning as they were supposed to and whether they will remain reliable in the future as well. We will factor this information into our final report.
Whenever there is a fault in the electrical installation systems, it can result in electric shocks to people who touch any metal part inside that building. Earthing and bonding are the best methods to protect people from such an occurrence. As per EICR’s new regulations, the responsible EICR officer will conduct an extensive examination of electrical installations for possible faults that might cause electric shocks to unsuspecting people and will check the earthing/bonding apparatus to determine whether it is sufficient to address that issue. The lack of earthing and bonding mechanism or potential shortcomings in a pre-existing system will be mentioned at length in our report so that our clients remain aware.
Our experts will conclude their EICR testing with an inspection of various electrical accessories such as power outlets, switches, sockets, or any type of fittings inside the building; which is a very important aspect according to EICR new rules. These accessories are usually installed once and later forgotten about, which makes it very easy for them to be in a damaged shape without anyone realizing it. Any break or damage in these accessories can result in breakdowns or faults in electrical equipment, which can result in electric shocks inside the building’s metal equipment, or even accidental fires through short-circuits. Fire Safety Risk Assessment’s EICR masters will utilize the most state-of-the-art component testing equipment to ascertain the veracity of these all-important electrical accessories so that your electronics can remain future-proof.
When the EICR procedure concludes, the EICR specialists at Fire Safety Risk Assessment will head back to their offices and get to work on compiling the all-important Final EICR Report. This report will be based on their experience during the EICR examination of the building, and they will include all of their findings during that assessment. The report will point out all the short-coming in the electrical installation setup and will advise our clients with necessary recommendations to address those issues, and make the electrical security in their premises air-tight.
The electrical Installation Condition Report cost depends on how big of a building is to be assessed. EICR cost could be anywhere between £100-1000 depending on the size of the building. EICR validity is 5 years, and most of our clients trust us enough to enlist our services for EICR every 5 years.
After concluding the testing process, our experts will compile their PAT test results into a comprehensive PAT test report detailing all the electrical risks found inside the workplace, and possible remedies to address those dangers, and that report will be dispatched to our clients for speedy implementation on suggested recommendations and necessary compliance.
Not to mention, EICR legal requirement is not optional. The government of the UK has made EICR mandatory for citizens of England, Wales, and Scotland to conduct necessary EICR testing to ensure the safety of electrical installation in all buildings inside the UK. This measure has been taken in response to rising cases of electric shocks and short-circuit fires, which result in human casualties as well as property damage. Compliance with electric installation regulations is strictly enforced, and any landowner or business manager found to be in violation of such rules is severely punished by the authorities.
Just like most bits of legislation, EICR regulations UK and the surrounding EICR paperwork can be a bit too much for a common person to wrap their head around. That’s where we come in. Apart from having some of the best EICR experts this side of the Atlantic, Fire safety risk assessment has the finest legal experts in their ranks who are fully acquainted with all of the EICR legislations and will make sure our clients are always kept up to speed on those regulations so that no legal troubles arise. We will ensure our clients’ EICR compliance with government regulations.
We are an experienced firm in the field of hazard assessments, including Electrical Installation Condition Reports testing. Other competitors might also provide the same services that we do, but they will not understand the level of distress such assessments cause to the clients, who are not aware of all the technicalities and just want to take necessary steps to ensure the safety of people around them and ensure compliance with government regulations. Fire safety risk assessment, on the other hand, is fully aware of those issues, and our professional EICR contractors are trained to perform their services in a way as to cause the least amount of bother to our clients. We also fully grasp the risks posed to human lives and property by faulty and damaged electrical installations in a building and will stop at nothing to provide the best EICR UK reports to our client to reduce and eliminate that risk and ensure the overall safety of their building. It is our single-minded focus on the importance of human lives which distinguishes us from our competitors, and we are proud to call ourselves the most trusted and bankable testing providers with high EICR ratings in the great nation of the UK.
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