An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a certificate that will confirm the condition of an existing electrical system. It can be carried out on any property type, including industrial premises and offices and residential accommodation.
How to read an EICR Report?
An EICR Report or Electrical Installation Condition Report is a document produced by a qualified electrician after they inspect your home’s electrical wiring. The document provides details of the condition of the electrical installation in your home and gives recommendations for any improvements required, and eicr cost is justified for it.
There are four main elements to the report:
Section one: The header tells you the inspection date and who commissioned it. It also gives you the person’s name carrying out the inspection, which should be a qualified electrician.
Section Two: In this section, you will find a detailed description of any dangerous faults identified on your EICR report, including photos where appropriate. This section will also list all live tests carried out on your circuit breakers and fuses during the inspection process. Any non-compliance issues will be listed in order of priority, with any urgent matters highlighted.
Section Three: This section contains a list of all appliances tested during the inspection. It will include details of both fixed and portable appliances that have been checked by your electrician and any faults identified with each appliance.
Section four: The summary box lists any urgent (dangerous) faults found during the inspection. You can find more detail about these in Section One (below). The box will also give you an overall condition rating for your electrical installation and tell you whether your installation needs a complete rewire or just some changes.
The need for EICR in society
The basic idea of EICR is that every electrical device has to be installed to a standard before it can be used. The need for EICR is obvious: if you live in a house and have electric lights and computers, you’ll have electric sockets and plugs, too. It is a truism that everything electrical has to be installed by qualified people. This is an obvious one: if the people doing it are not qualified, they can cause damage. Unqualified people change the voltage, try to bypass the fuse, or do something else hazardous, and eicr cost is worth it.
The same is true of information technology. If your computer or phone has a virus, you can’t access the Internet or call friends or send emails. And it’s true of other things as well. At any rate, this truism leads to a paradox: because everyone needs to be trained to install electronic devices and use electronic devices, we would have to have everyone trained before we could use them at all.
Fortunately, we don’t have to make everyone trained; it would be hazardous if we did. The details depend on what kind of devices you are talking about, but the general rule holds. Nobody needs to be trained to use electronics in society because they are already used everywhere.