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Electrical installation condition report (EICR)

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and time, therefore if the safety of the users is not to be put at risk, it is important that every installation is periodically inspected and tested. The inspection and testing should be carried out at appropriate intervals in order to maintain the installation in a safe and serviceable condition. 


As an Approved Contractor and Domestic Installer of the National Inspection Council For Electrical Installation Contractors (NICEIC) Gavin Jones Electrical are Electricians in Northampton approved to carry out periodic inspections of domestic, commercial and industrial installations and to provide electrical installation condition reports (EICR) Our inspectors have extensive experience of conducting periodic inspections and compiling and issuing detailed reports for the client in accordance with BS7617 18th edition wiring regulations. 


The inspection takes into account all the relevant circumstances and checks on:


-The adequacy of earthing and bonding.

-The suitability of the switch gear and control gear.

-The serviceability of switches, sockets and lighting fittings.

-The type of wiring system and its condition.

-The presence of adequate protective measures such as RCD's.

-The presence of adequate identification and notices. 

-The extent of any wear and tear, damage and other deterioration. 

-Any changes in the use of the premises that have led to, or may lead to unsafe conditions.

-The wiring within the fabric of the building will be subjected to a number of tests using specialist ​equipment.  

Testing intervals

-Owner occupied domestic property: 10 years.

-Tenanted domestic property: 5 years or change of tenancy.

-Commercial property: 5 years or change of tenancy.​​
-Industrial property: 3 years or change of tenancy.

-Special locations e.g. swimming pools/petrol stations: Annually.