Electrical Inspection and Testing
All electrical installations deteriorate with time and use and so to ensure the safety of the users it is important that periodic inspection and testing is carried out by a competent person. This is a specific recommendation of BS 7671, commonly known as the Wiring Regulations.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Compliance with the Wiring Regulations may be achieved by carrying out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (formerly known as a Periodic Inspection Report). As the name suggests, this is a report, not a certificate, and it provides an assessment of the in-service condition of an electrical installation compared with the requirements of the current regulations.
Private and Commercial Landlord Testing
In most cases landlords both private and commercial are likely to have a duty of care towards their tenants to ensure wiring systems and electrical equipment are maintained in a safe condition. Periodic inspection and testing is a recognised method of demonstrating compliance.