Electrical Testing & CONDITION Reports

At Signature Electrics Ltd, we serve landlords and commercial property owners, enabling them to achieve electrical compliance with their property and continue running their business with peace of mind and reassurance. We produce electrical Certification and EICR Condition Reports across Essex and East London.

Among our regular clients are retail outlets, property developers, and in particular, care homes. Contact our team to book electrical testing for your property or premises by calling 0800 644 2244.

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What Is An EICR?

EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report, which is a thorough electrical inspection of a property's electrical installation to ensure its safety and compliance with current electrical regulations.

An EICR is carried out by a qualified and registered electrician who will visually examine the electrical installation and use specialized equipment to test the condition of the wiring, sockets, switches, and other electrical components.

The testing will also check whether the electrical installation is able to handle the demands of the property and its occupants.

An EICR is a report detailing the condition of the electrical installation and any defects or potential hazards that need to be addressed. The report will indicate whether the electrical installation meets current electrical safety standards and identify any areas that require attention.

Any 'C1' or 'C2' coded issues on the report will need to be rectified by a qualified electrician.

EICR testing is an important aspect of electrical safety in the UK and can help prevent electrical accidents and fires caused by faulty wiring or outdated electrical installations. It is recommended that property owners or landlords ensure that their electrical installations are regularly inspected and tested by a qualified and registered electrician.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does EICR mean?

EICR stands for an Electrical Installation Condition Report, and its purpose is to test for safety and inspect the condition of the wiring, accessories and protective devices within the Consumer Unit.

Do I need an EICR?

Legally, an EICR is not mandatory by itself, however, if you are a property owner you must ensure that your electrical systems are safe, and in the event of an accident, you must demonstrate that you have done everything possible to prevent it.

Will there be any power outages during the test?

While testing a circuit, a minor power outage may occur, but most of the testing is conducted while the system is still operational. The minor outages can be scheduled to coincide with your regular activities.

How long will an EICR take?

The testing period varies depending on the size of the installation and the number of circuits present. Most domestic EICR's are carried out within 2 - 3 hours.

Who is responsible for the testing on a leased property?

The responsibility for testing a leased property varies depending on the agreement, but as a business owner, you must ensure that your business is operating safely.

How often do I need an EICR?

A private homeowner requires an EICR every 10 years. For a rented home this is 5 years, and for a caravan an EICR is required every 3 years. There are some other special circumstances too: for example, swimming pools need an EICR every year.