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Our company is one of the leading in the UK, and we meet the current electrical and wiring regulations to ensure all our clients are safe. 

We are specialist EICR Testers who have tested thousands of facilities throughout the UK.

With experts across the UK, we can offer competitive prices and quickly get costs to you in November 2022.

From electrical installation to ongoing electrical safety, our company offers EICR testing for all forms of electrical equipment in November 2022.

We can work with a qualified electrician during the electrical installation to provide an EICR certificate following a successful test. 

We offer several great EICR Testing services and are happy to assist you with anything you need more information about.

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Why choose us?

Our company performs an EICR test on all electrical systems to confirm their safety and ensure the electrical installation meets current wiring regulations. 

All forms of property, whether residential, retail, or business properties, will need an EICR test done every five years to confirm that electrical safety regulations are being met for all installations. 

We are one of the leading providers of the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in the UK and have worked with clients nationwide to provide the necessary checks and repairs. Our company is industry approved and has decades of experience in the field, making us highly reputable. 

Any inspection done by our company will be performed by a trained professional in EICR. The electrical systems will be inspected and tested for any issues before our team can provide an EICR certificate to the property. This proves that the property has been cleared of electrical hazards and is safe to inhabit.

This dedication to high-quality work and nationwide safety standards has made our company a leading name in EICR testing. 

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Why is an EICR important?

An EICR, an Electrical Installation Condition Report, needs to be done by a qualified electrician, and our company provides a full inspection.

It is required for all properties to have regular electrical inspections. These inspections, when done regularly, can indicate any potentially dangerous issues within the electrical system allowing the issue to be resolved before it can get worse.

Importance Of EICR Testing

Many risks come with electrical devices, including the risk of injury and ongoing issues preventing fires and electric shock.

This is why all electrical systems require a periodic inspection, which we offer in the form of EICR testing to provide people with peace of mind and the highest safety standards across the country.

EICR checks should be done regularly to ensure that all electrical safety regulations are met. 

What is involved in EICR (Fixed Wire Testing)?

In EICR fixed wire testing, a complete inspection of all electrical systems will take place. 

There are many compartments to an electrical system which is why the work of our team can be extensive, based on the client and property type.

All forms of property require an EICR test to be performed regularly to confirm their electrical system and equipment meet the current electrical safety standards.

A landlord should verify that they are taking care of their tenants by getting an EICR test done before, during, and after their property has been rented. 

EICR process

An EICR test will look into the electrical system within the property and inspect all appliances and electrical wiring throughout the building to establish that they meet the necessary standards.

A qualified electrician will carry out this work, and an EICR certificate will be given to all devices and wiring if they find they have passed the inspection performed by the necessary authority.

As this is an extensive process, there may be more than one electrician on-site as the testing is carried out. If you are a rental property tenant, your landlord could also be required to be on site. 

During the remedial work, the electrician will conduct several tests on each distribution board to check for any issues and confirm all equipment meets safety standards. 

As with any electrical installations, electrical connections will be impacted and could be prevented altogether when an EICR test is done. If you are currently in a tenancy agreement, your landlord must tell you when these tests will occur. 

Who can carry out an EICR test?

An EICR test is a comprehensive assessment of an electrical installation and can only be done by a licensed professional in the electrical field.

All property types will need to be inspected and tested for electrical safety, which is especially important for rental spaces. 

As one of the leading companies in EICR testing, we can provide inspections of all properties and continue to work with clients across the country to provide this remedial work. 

It is possible that an EICR test can take several days, depending on the property type, the electrical systems in place and whether there is electrical work required.

This can contribute to the cost of an EICR test, and our team can provide you with an exact quote today. 

How long will an EICR test take?

In some cases, EICR testing can take place over several days if the property is large, there is a lot to inspect, and issues come up in the checks. 

Our team will work with you to ensure that you, as a landlord, tenant, customer, or worker, are informed of any disruptions that will occur as the work is carried out.

We will provide an accurate estimation of the length of time required by our electricians. 

An electrician must inform you whether the work will take several days, and if you are a landlord, you must inform your tenants of this too.

Equipment, appliances, or wiring that does not pass the check will need to be repaired, which our electrical safety professionals can do within their inspection, depending on the circumstances.

EICR Costs

The average cost of acquiring an Electrical Safety Certificate ranges between £150 – £240 for an average-sized home.

EICR rates mainly depend on the following factors:

EICR Testing Costs

There is a fee for an EICR test which can vary based on the extent and complexity of the work that takes place within the inspection. An EICR test is a comprehensive inspection of all electrical equipment on the property.

Our testers will go deeper than most electricians as the hidden wires, fuse boxes, and other electrical system parts also need to be assessed. This is why the cost of an EICR test can vary greatly depending on the work that needs to be done.

To find out how much an EICR test may cost on your property, please get in touch with our team today. Our customer support team will talk through the entire process to provide you with an exact quote for the work that needs to be done.

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Who needs an EICR?

We have worked with many local businesses, including local schools, medical facilities, and landlords in the local area, so we understand that this kind of disruption can be an issue for our clients. 

This is why we try to work with every person regarding their unique needs, such as organising for the electrician to visit outside of working hours if you are a business or performing testing in between tenancy agreements, to ensure that our schedule does not impact your routine too much.

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Speak to our team today about the work you require, and we can find the right schedule for your needs.

As a leading authority in this field, our company will strive to meet the needs of each person we work for. We remain flexible in our contracts to limit disturbances, whether you are a landlord, tenant, homeowner, or customer. 

Why is an EICR test needed?

There are five main purposes of an EICR test. A trained and experienced electrician will perform the EICR test with these factors in mind and have the authority to determine whether an electrical appliance or system is safe based on governmental regulations.

An EICR test is done to:

1) Ensure all electrical installations are safe

A correctly installed electrical appliance or system, from light fittings to the kettle on your kitchen counter, can be very dangerous, which is why properties need an EICR test done in the first place.

An EICR certificate will be awarded after a successful inspection, indicating that no electrical systems or installations risk causing an electric shock or other damage.

An electrical engineer will check for any damage, wear, and deterioration of all electrical systems within a property, including the light fittings, wiring systems, and other equipment. 

2) Identify damage which will affect the safety of the occupants of a property

All buildings and sites need regular EICR tests to ensure the highest electrical safety standards. All the electrical installations and equipment will be inspected by an electrical authority, like our company, and must meet the necessary electrical safety standards outlined by the local government. 

Any issues which have appeared during the check will be highlighted by the electrician, who will then inform the landlord or property owner of the next steps that need to be taken.

This work will need to be corrected by a qualified electrician, which is work that our company can carry out. 

Sometimes, the issue may be resolved simply by getting a new appliance. Please note there are specific rules landlords should follow for this, so check with your local authority before buying new equipment for your tenants. 

3) Identify electrical installations that don’t meet the IET Wiring Regulations

An EICR ensures electricals meet the IET wiring regulations, which assesses overvoltage risk and surges. 

This check must include the suitability of control gear and switchgear, the bonding and earthing of wires and cables, and the quality of switch properties.

A qualified electrician or electrical engineer must complete the EICR test. An EICR certificate can only be awarded to those qualified in the field. 

4) Determine which electrical appliances that may cause shocks and fires

An EICR test is not only carried out on the electrical systems within properties, as this remedial work is followed by an inspection of all appliances and devices. 

A qualified electrical engineer will inspect all devices for signs of damage or wear and tear, which may highlight issues regarding fires or electrical shocks.

Following this remedial work, the landlord or property owner may require a new set of devices to meet the necessary standards. Some items can be repaired, which the electrician can recommend, and others may need to be replaced with something new.

5) Record the condition of electrical installations for future inspections

Landlords will be given a copy of these records, which can be given to tenants at the start of their tenancy agreement to prove that the property is safe.

These records are also kept by a qualified electrician and may be useful should issues arise. They will be used as a reference for the next scheduled EICR test.

Following this remedial work and inspection, an EICR certificate can be given. Landlords will be given this document, but it should also be provided to tenants for peace of mind when they begin their tenancy agreement. 

How often should I get my wires checked?

The maximum time between EICR tests on industrial premises is three years. For retail spaces and other commercial businesses, checks must be done every five years.

A test should be done every year for electrical systems close to water.

It may take several days for the testing to be completed based on the size of the property and the remedial work required within. 

What electrical testing do I need for a property?

There are several kinds of electrical testing available:

We will help you get the right electrical testing for your property. 

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Is fixed wire testing a legal requirement?

Fixed wire testing shows that your property or business complies with various Health and Safety regulations. 

It is also required to show you are compliant with the requirement of most commercial insurers, which is why it needs to be done on properties regularly. 

Is fixed wire testing (EICR) compulsory for landlords?

Fixed wire testing is now compulsory for landlords as they are considered, as of July 2020, to be responsible for all electrical installations within their property. Following the regulation changes of April 2021, all landlords require an EICR report. 

New EICR regulations in place, as of April 2021, claim that every rented property across the UK must have a valid electrical safety certificate. These regulations are per the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England). 

This means all rented properties in England must have a valid electrical safety certificate before tenants can access them. 

Landlords safety certificate

We can provide any landlord with the necessary inspection for a Landlord Safety Certificate. This is a legal requirement for all landlords in England to show that all electrical equipment in their property is suitable for tenants.

Contact our team today to book a fixed wire testing inspection for your property portfolio if you are a landlord. 

What happens when I don’t have my electrical system tested out?

If you do not have your electrical system tested, you are breaching several health and safety regulations and could be charged with negligence.

This applies to landlords and business owners, who have a legal responsibility to their tenants to provide safe conditions, including checking all electrical systems on a property every 5 years or following a change of tenancy. 

If your electrical system needs testing, we operate across the UK and can help you.

Get in touch with our team today to learn more and to book an EICR test. Following the remedial work of the testing, a certificate will be given to show electrical safety standards have been met. 

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FAQs

What is an EICR Report?

An EICR report identifies any damage, deterioration, defects and conditions which may rise to danger, along with observations for which improvement is recommended.

What are the different types of electrical certificates?

The two main certifications for new installations, alterations or additions are Electrical Installation Certificates (EICs) and Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificates (MEIWCs).

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The certification or report you receive depends on the electrical installation work, inspection, and testing you have carried out.

How often does an EICR need to be done on rental properties?

The regulations require that the electrics are inspected at least once every 5 years and, in some circumstances, more frequently.

The reports will need to be provided to your Tenants on move-in or within 28 days of completion for existing tenancies. A copy must also be given to the local authority within 7 days if requested.

As a landlord, you’re responsible for the safety of the electricity throughout your rental properties; this includes the installation itself and any electrical appliances you’ve provided.

You will need to ensure these are safe when a new tenant moves in and is maintained for the duration of their tenancy in your rental properties.

What are the penalties for failing to comply?

After July 1st, if you do not carry out an EICR before a tenancy commences, you could face a hefty fine of up to £30,000 issued by your local Housing Authority.

Failing to comply with the new regulations could be problematic for landlords.

You will find that many credible home insurance companies require an EICR on a property before providing cover.

Who is in charge of organising your EICR?

The landlord is responsible for organising the electrical engineers to conduct the EICR and carrying them out every 5 years or at the start of each tenancy.

The electrical engineers responsible for your EICR must provide proof that the EICR has been completed and a document documenting the results.

However, even though we suggest you have a full EICR every 5 years, it is not a requirement for home insurance.

Your insurance may stipulate you follow best practices regarding safety, in which case you will need an EICR.

What does an electrical engineer do?

The role of an electrical engineer is to design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment.

They may also carry out PAT testing, another certificate that landlords may need to possess. 

Summary

An EICR certificate is required by all forms of properties to prove that safety standards are being met.

It is impossible to use an electrical system without it first being tested, so you must ensure that you keep up to date with all regulations.

You can use our company to ensure your property is safe as we offer fixed wire testing and can provide an EICR certificate following a successful inspection which indicates your property is safe to use.

EICR testing may take several days, depending on the size of the building and the work done within it, but we strive to make things as easy as possible for all of our clients. 

If you are looking to book an electrical test, please get in touch with us today. You can contact us via our email address for more information, and we will get back to you soon. 

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