To help reduce the risk of a fire, all electrical installations whether domestic or non-domestic should be subject to a regular program and have the condition of your switches, sockets, cables and other accessories checked periodically.
A Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) or previously known as Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) will reveal the safety and integrity of the electrical circuits, identify potential hazards in the installation, highlight any lack of earthing or bonding and carry out tests on the fixed wiring of the installation. The report will establish the overall condition of all identifiable electrical circuits and state whether the installation is satisfactory for continued use.
Other types of Electrical Testing Services
A Visual Condition Report (VCR)
A less comprehensive but can be an effective way of monitoring the condition of an electrical installation, especially in let properties where alterations are often made without the Landlord’s consent and tend to be of a poor standard. This will flag issues such as damaged sockets, faulty light fittings, switches, missing blank covers on circuit boards and overloading of circuits.
All portable appliances should be tested regularly to ensure they are safe to use. Otex Electrical Services offers a complete portable appliance testing service. We'll inform you of any potential issues and give you a PAT test certificate. View our PAT Testing service page for more information.
The aim of our reports
- Record results of the testing and inspection to ensure that all electrical installations are safe to be used until the next inspection;
- Discover any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the relevant regulations - IEE Wiring Regulations
- Find anything that could lead to high temperatures or electric shocks
- Provide a full report to demonstrate the findings of the inspections as reference for future inspections
- Electrical provision in new-build housing, garages and out buildings