An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a comprehensive check of the fixed wiring of your electrical installation

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) serves to identify defects, deterioration, and damages within an electrical system. It highlights potential safety hazards and offers recommendations for property improvements, ensuring compliance with current regulations. The report thoroughly examines the underlying electrical infrastructure, including wiring, fuse boards, earth bonding, and other concealed components. Additionally, it is recognized as the Landlord’s Electrical Safety Certificate.

For homeowners, conducting an electrical inspection every decade is advisable for privately owned properties. In rental situations, failure to comply with safety standards outlined in an EICR could result in fines of up to £30,000 for landlords.

The process of generating an electrical installation condition report involves determining the number of circuits within a property. Each circuit corresponds to a small switch (circuit breaker) on a modern fuse board, while slightly larger switches represent Residual Current Devices (RCDs).

It’s important to note that Portable Appliances are not covered in an EICR. A Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) must be conducted separately to ensure their safety and suitability for their intended purposes.