Testing Certification (EICR)

A full EICR test can be carried out upon request and the appropriate completed certificates are issued to our customers.

A fixed wiring testing is the inspection and test of the permanent electrical systems (circuits) within your premises. It is an electrical inspection and test, carried out to ascertain if there are any faults present within the fixed electrical installation and also to check that the electrical installation complies with current electrical legislation.

Grice Electrical carry out Electrical installation condition reports (EICR’s) to BS7671 IEE (IET) Wiring Regulations standards. We have completed the 2391 electrical inspection and testing qualification and are experienced in the inspection and testing of commercial, industrial and domestic premises.

Initially we will liaise with you as to the purpose for the EICR and ascertain the extent of inspection and testing to be carried out. It is our aim to minimise disruption to your premises, whilst at the same time provide a thorough and professional electrical testing service.

The routine inspection and testing of your fixed electrical installation, ensures compliance under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987. EICR’s are also a common requirement for business and public premises insurance.

What does the Electrical inspection condition report include?

The whole electrical installation will have a visual inspection to find any defect, miss used or non-complying accessories. Also the following test procedures are applied where appropriate, in order to ascertain the safety of electrical installation:

Continuity – to ensure that the earthing conductors are continuous throughout the circuits.

Bonding Conductors Continuity – to ensure bonding is in place and effective.

Ring Circuit Continuity – to ensure whether or not the ring main conductors are complete.

Insulation Resistance – to test whether there has been any breakdown in insulation to the installation.

Polarity – to check that the installation is correctly terminated.

Earth Fault Loop Impedance – to check the resistance of the earth fault loop path of each circuit.

RCD testing – to check that the Residual Current Devices disconnect the supply within the appropriate time in the event of a fault.

Functional testing – to ensure that the item of equipment work in the correct manner and all isolators disconnect the supply.

Upon completion of the electrical testing, a detailed printed NAPIT EICR is supplied containing the following certification:

Guidance Notes for recipients.

Schedule of Inspection and Schedule of Test Results.

Quotation/ estimate for any rectification works required.

If the electrical installation has any faults, they will be listed under the section of observations and recommendations and will be given one of the following codes:

  • Code one – Danger present
  • Code two – Potentially dangerous
  • Code three – Requires improvement

Although we are pleased to carry out any remedial work required, you are free to choose to have the work completed by a qualified third party.

Landlord Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 come into force on the 1st June 2020.

Landlords will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out by the following key dates:

All new tenancies in England from 1 July 2020

Must have a satisfactory EICR certificate before occupation by new tenants

All existing tenancies from 1 April 2021

Must have a Satisfactory EICR certificate in place to avoid enforcement action by local authority.

Grice Electrical would like to provide every landlord with the “Satisfactory” certificate their property requires when we carry out an EICR.

Unfortunately, this is not always possible as general wear and tear and changes in electrical standards mean that many properties will be classified as in an “Unsatisfactory” condition for continued use and therefore require repairs.

To prevent your property being classified as “Unsatisfactory”. If further minor repairs are required, we will advise you of the additional time and materials required and either complete the repairs during the visit (if the engineers diary allows for the additional time required on site) or rebook at the soonest available date. The additional works will be completed at our standard hourly rate.

If more significant repairs are required a written estimate will be provided for you acceptance before works are carried out.