Electrical testing of your Tadcaster installation proves it is safe for its intended use.
People accept that their car needs an MOT every year to prove it is safe safe yet can be ignorant of the electrical safety of their home, commercial or industrial property in Tadcaster.
Part P is a law which demands that most electrical work in UK dwellings is carried out by competent person(s). This is often called PART P as it refers to Part P of the building regulations. The IEE wiring regulations, the industry safety standard which all electricians use to demonstrate the safety of an installation, recommend your house has a periodic inspection every 10 years, when it changes occupancy or is used for something other than a domestic dwelling.
When you decide to sell your home, your purchaser’s surveyor and mortgage company (lender), will request evidence that all electrical work installed in your home after January 1st 2005 is compliant with the new building regulations Part P scheme. Certain insurers and mortgage lenders specify that they require this evidence. This is to prove the electrical installation is safe and not going to burn down which could be a liability and cost them money.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states that all electrical systems should be maintained to prevent danger and risk of injury/fire.
However if an incident occurs you should be able to show reasonable steps and due diligence was used to avoid the danger. By periodically inspecting your installations and implementing a planned maintenance programmes you are complying with the law, and this is your best defence should this unfortunate need arise so cover yourself.
We offer free verbal estimates over the phone on how to upgrade and maintain the electrical safety of your home, commercial or industrial workplace.
How often is an EICR required in Tadcaster ?
It’s important for tests to be carried out regularly as electrical installations in Tadcaster can become damaged over time due to general wear and tear.
As a general rule of thumb:
- Tadcaster Domestic installations, owner-occupied homes, should be carried out every 10 years
- Tadcaster Commercial installations should be carried out every five years
- Tadcaster Industrial installations should be carried out every three years
- Tests should also be conducted on domestic and commercial installations at a change of occupancy too
How much does EICR cost in Tadcaster ?
The cost of producing an EICR depends on the number of installations we need to inspect and test. For a bespoke quote, get in contact with our team on 0113 3909670 | 0770 3020260.
With the help of an EICR (Electrical installation condition report), you can find out:
- If any electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded.
- Any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
- Identify defective electrical work.
- Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
What are the types of EICR reports?
Basically, there are two types of EICR reports:
- Visual condition report – This does not include testing and is only suitable if the installation has been tested recently.
- Periodic inspection reports – This is what we would normally recommend, as it tests the installation and would find any hidden damage.
What is the primary purpose of an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) for my Tadcaster property?
There are many reasons why a householder might request an EICR, and generally they are highly recommended where proof may be required to show an electrical installation is safe age of the installation (the older the installation is, the more often an EICR has to be carried out).
- Type of property – If the property has a swimming pool, the recommended interval between an EICR is one year. However, only parts of the installation relating to the swimming pool would need to be assessed.
- Environmental Conditions.
- Misuse of the installation such as
- Change in usage of the domestic premises. This could be a change of occupancy in rental properties, or the property being prepared to be sold, or the property being purchased. It is highly recommended that an EICR is carried out with each alteration of occupancy in rental properties to confirm the property remains electrically safe. Equally, requesting an EICR on a property that is being purchased is the best way to find out if work needs to be carried out on the electrical system.
- Any concerns the householder has about the condition of their electrical installation.
Our EICR Report To-Do checklist in Tadcaster
Here is a list of things “we recommend” you do before a Trade Facilities Services “electrician” attends. It will make sure you are prepared for your EICR certificate or an electrical inspection & test:
- Ensure the electrician has full access to the consumer unit; any items must be removed prior to the test commencing. This might otherwise cause delays, & lead to extra charges.
- A rough estimation of height of the consumer unit / Fuse Board is preferred. This should come from the client to determine the size of ladders. This is for access purposes of the electrical installation.
- Ensure the installation is live upon arrival of the electrician. E.g. there is reading on the electric meter; this is to ensure the system is live.
- It is recommended that you visually inspect your property. This is to provide information on any broken fixtures and fittings. This information should be passed to the “electrician” upon arrival.
- All equipment should be unplugged before the test. For E.g.: TV’s, Fridge Freezers and Washing Machines.
- If possible, ensure the consumer has the correct labels to identify the circuits. This can lead to further costs, or a full EICR certificate not being able to be presented.
- A full test may not be carried out if various problems, recommendations or dangers are present upon the early stages of the visual inspection. This is so that we can get the installation up to a recommended standard before completing the EICR report and inspection.
- Provide any previous EICR reports or periodic inspection reports. We have an idea about the history of the electrical installation with this.