Electrical Inspection Reports (aka Electrical Inspection Certificates), and PAT testing. LiteCor is registered with the NICEIC, and an Electrical Contractor for Electricians to carry out Electrical Safety Inspections, Reports or Certificates. Are you a homeowner, homebuyer, homeseller, estate agent, letting agent, landlord or an owner of a business such as a shop, office, commercial or industrial premises?. LiteCor is also a registered NICEIC Approved Contractor for Commercial/Industrial work and is a Domestic Installer for work to part P of the Building Regulations, and based in High Wycombe, HP13 for the county of Buckinghamshire. Telephone John on 07943 179 505 if you need an emergency electrician,
Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR’s) Landlord’s Electrical Reports, Electrical Safety Certificates or House Wiring Checks are issued for housesellers, housebuyers, homeowners, landlords, letting agents, offices, hotels, and restaurants; these are also known as Electrical Test Reports, Electrical Condition Reports, Electrical Safety Reports and Surveyor Electrical Reports. PAT Testing and overall Electrical Property Maintenance is also carried out in Homes and Business premises, Caravans, Caravan Sites and Mobile Catering Vehicles by LiteCor based in High Wycombe, HP13. Click on the easy contact-us form for all enquiries, a reply will be sent to your email address within a short period.
How much will an electrical inspection report cost?, this will depend on the locality, any parking charges and the size of the property, i.e. – the number of circuits, fuseways or circuit breakers involved, as each circuit from the main electrical board/s requires to be inspected and tested. A visit may be required for commercial or industrial premises to assess the time involved; alternatively, photos of the main electrical board/s may be taken by an enquirer, to enable a quote. Note that a report is issued on the condition of an electrical installation, as found; however, it will indicate whether the report is SATISFACTORY for continued use, or UNSATISFACTORY requiring corrective work within a stated period.
No corrective work is carried out when conducting an Electrical Condition Inspection Report, but a list of those items requiring alterations to conform to the existing regulations, are allocated a Code 1, 2 or 3. Further, the E.I.C.R. will indicate whether the installation is Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory, and list the departure codes. A quote can also be given for any corrective work required to this list. Note that departures from the IET regulations resulting from an EICR, are not mandatory to be corrected, i.e. it is at the discretion of the property owner.
What qualifications does an electrical inspector need to carry out Electrical Condition Reports?, not all electricians are qualified. An electrical inspector needs to have a specific City and Guilds qualification, such as 2391 or the basic 2395, click here for City & Guilds qualifications for electrical inspection and testing. This qualification is in addition to being fully qualified to City and Guilds 2382, have many years experience and be covered with insurance for Professional Indemnity and Personal Liability. Companies are known to use electricians who are not qualified for preparing inspection reports, and also apprentices. Ask to see an electrical inspector’s credentials, since an insurance company will carry out investigations and may not pay out in the event of a claim, if a competent inspector is not used.
All electrical installations deteriorate over time, due to expansion and contracting caused by cyclic heating and cooling on circuit wiring, mainly due to the threads on screw connnections which relax and lose friction; this leads to escalation of high resistances and possible overheating, particularly on power circuits such as electric cookers, immersion heaters and 13A ring mains. They should be inspected and tested every: –
Other times when a periodic inspection should be carried out are:
LiteCor Electrical also carries out Electrical Inspection Reports for Industrial sites, Caravans, Caravan Sites, Mobile Catering Vehicles, Boat Marinas and Swimming Pools. Telephone John on 07943 179 505 if you need an emergency electrician, to get a quote for an electrician to work in your property, or an electrical inspection report from an NICEIC contractor.
See a video on You Tube for an inspection report by NICEIC personnel, although this is to the previous Amendment 1 of BS 7671, not the current Amendment 3 at 2016: Condition Reporting of an Electrical Installation
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), can be required for insurance purposes and conformance to the Health and Safety at Work Act for property owners, landlords, home buyers, home sellers and for those just simply with concern for the safety of the electrical installation in their property. An Electrical Installation Certificate, Minor Works Certificate, Electrical Installation Condition Report or a PAT Test Report, may also be necessary for licensing or approval from local authorities, e.g. for new buildings, fast food outlets, mobile food vans and care centres etc.
See these disturbing videos on electrical incidents by the Electrical Safety Council here: Real Life Stories
Portable Appliance Testing, aka “PAT Testing” – click here for info.: – Portable Appliance Testing aka PAT Testing Note that it is a fallacy to have PAT testing carried out annually. The periods between inspections, will vary dependent on the exposure of appliances to damage, e.g. electrical appliances in a commercial kitchen, will require a very different approach to those in an office environment. Portable appliance testing, is a basic skill that most persons can be trained in within a very short period, these PAT Testing operatives are certainly not engineers, as some companies claim. Call John on 07943 179 505 if you need an emergency electrician, to get a free quote for an electrician to work in your property, or get an electrical inspection report from an NICEIC registered contractor.
Electrical Test Reports for Electrical Safety on Commercial and Industrial Sites in High Wycombe and surrounding areas, are a specialty by an ex-Factory Engineer; the extent of these reports are carried out after consultation with the customer, to clarify what can and cannot be interrupted for inspection or testing in the form of limitations. Electrical Inspection Reports can include Surveys on Protection Systems, Equipment Earthing and Lightning Protection in Commercial and Industrial properties. All activities are scheduled by mutual agreement, so causing as little inconvenience to the customer as possible, and avoiding disruption to production for manufacturing.
What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report?, (E.I.C.R.), see information here: – Electrical Periodic Inspections Explained An E.I.C.R., is basically an electrical safety report carried out on an existing electrical installation in a property; this includes testing and inspection of circuits in the installation, and includes the main earthing and bonding to water and gas pipes etc., and is a standard 6/7 page report to BS 7671 for domestic properties. An Electrical Condition Inspection Report – E.C.I.R., will be required for insurance companies and also for licensing purposes by local authorities, to confirm that an electrical installation is considered satisfactory for continued service.
For examples of codes applied during an Electrical Installation Condition Report, see here: EICR Code Examples LiteCor Electrical can also give a competitive quote for any necessary repairs.
Call John on 07943 179 505, if you need an emergency electrician, to get a quote for an electrician to work in your property, or an electrical inspection report from an NICEIC registered contractor. An optional Visual Condition Report (V.C.R.) is a lower cost option, but is often abused by landlords, estate agents and letting agents, since little testing is carried out, but should only be carried out if an Electrical Condition Inspection Report, has been carried out within the preceding 2 years, and there has been no change of tenancy. LiteCor Electrical carries out Electrical Condition Inspection Reports, Electrical Test Reports, Electrical Condition Reports, Electrical Safety Reports, PAT Testing and overall Electrical Property Maintenance.
Click on the easy contact-us form for all enquiries, a reply will be sent to your email address within a very short period.