EICR (Fixed Wire Testing)

Electrical Installation Condition Report is more commonly known as Fixed Wire Testing, hard wire testing, electrical testing or periodic inspection and testing.  EICR is a formal document/certificate that is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property/building as included in the price.

It is a statutory responsibility for every UK workplace to ensure they are compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

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What is EICR?

EICR is the inspection and testing of electrical installations – by that we mean the wiring to items such as light fittings and plug sockets. All being well a satisfactory condition certificate is issued and ensures your business is compliant with regulations.

It’s sometimes referred to as fixed wire testing, hard wire testing, electrical testing or periodic inspection and testing.

What does an EICR cover?

An EICR test is similar to a PAT test but instead of portable appliances, it covers fixed installations. This includes assessment of distribution boards which lead to accessories such as sockets, boilers, hard wired smoke detectors and much more.

How often is an EICR required?

It’s important for tests to be carried out regularly as electrical installations can become damaged over time due to general wear and tear.

As a general rule of thumb:

  • Industrial installations should be carried out every three years
  • Commercial installations should be carried out every five years
  • Tests should also be conducted on domestic and commercial installations at a change of occupancy too
  • Domestic installations, owner-occupied homes, should be carried out every ten years

How much does EICR cost?

The cost of conducting an EICR is based on a per circuit basis dependent on the number we need to inspect and test. For a bespoke price, get in contact with our team.

Get a quote or call us on 01845 524498