EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. This report explains the safety measures and the state of the electrical wiring in a home. In simple words, a general state of electrical safety in the home. This report is popularly known as the electrical certificate of the owner, periodic inspections or reports on the electrical status of households.

The visual inspection report will record a series of observations.

Consumer unit Earthing and node

Extension cables for earth leakage protection

Kitchen safety plugs

Safety plugs in the bathroom

Fittings Traces of use

Light switches Electric cables or wires

What do I find in this EICR report?

An EICR gives you a summary report of the electrical condition of your house. A qualified and registered electrician will record a series of observations in accordance with BS 7671. Depending on your electrical condition, the electrician can recommend an improvement. EICR uses some coding, depending on the state of the installation.

Means the result of the proposed action report

C1: Danger present. Risk of injury Immediate corrective action is required. unsatisfactory

C2: Potentially dangerous Urgent corrective action required Inadequate

FI: Further investigation Urgent investigation is required without delay. Possibly unsatisfactory

C3: Recommended improvement Something may not meet the requirements, but it is not dangerous. Satisfying

It is generally recommended to perform an EICR every ten years (five for private rental properties) or when a property changes.

Is it a legal requirement?

This is recommended to perform an annual verification of the electrical installation of five rental properties. British Standard BS 76719 (IET wiring regulations) informs that landlords are recommended to test their properties every five years, or when there is a lease.

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