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01-08-2017 | Frequently Asked Questions about EICR

Electrical Testing / EICR ( Electrical Installation Condition Report )

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What is an EICR?
A. An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report which is a full inspection and test of a buildings fixed electrical wiring which includes all fixed electrical mains cabling, electrical distribution boards and goes right through to the final electrical outlets such as electrical sockets, fused spurs, light fittings, switches etc.

Q. Who should carry out an EICR?
A. Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians.

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How often should my electrical installation be tested?
A. It is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out at the following times:
  •     for tenanted properties, every 5 years or at each change of occupancy, whichever is sooner
  •     at least every 10 years for an owner-occupied home
  •     at least every 5 years for a business
The Landlords and Tenant Act 1985 requires landlords of properties with short leases to keep the electrical wiring in repair and in proper working order. We recommend landlords arrange for periodic inspection and testing to be carried out by a registered electrician at the relevant intervals shown above.

Periodic inspection and testing of the electrics should be carried out more frequently on the places and premises listed here:
  •     3 years for a caravan
  •     1 year for a swimming pool
Q.  Is it a legal requirement to have my electrical installation tested?
A. The law requires that you keep your electrical system safe at all times. To do that effectively means that you must have it inspected and tested by a competent person regularly and remedy any faults identified as a safety issue.


Microlynx can carry out an Electrical Condition Report with minimum disruption to your business, with testing being undertaken outside of business hours if required.

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