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An Electrical Installation Condition Report test, or EICR test, is an evaluation of the electrical system and installation within a commercial property. It is designed to show and examine the condition of the systems and help the owner and occupiers of the building comply with safety regulations.

Robinsons Facilities Services offers EICR testing for your commercial property. Our qualified electricians will outline the electrical system’s efficiency and condition, advising on any repairs or work that may be required. 

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If you’d like to learn more about the EICR testing process from our expert electricians, continue reading. 

What Is an EICR Test?

The EICR testing procedure involves a visual inspection of the electrical installation and systems within a commercial property. The EICR may also involve tests for continuity, insulation resistance, and polarity, or how the system reacts if there is a fault.

The inspection is carried out by a certified electrician who will assess the condition of the installation and identify any necessary repairs or work.

Afterwards, you will receive an Electrical Installation Condition Report for your commercial property, which shows any advisories for work to be completed or potential hazards.

Why Get an EICR Test?

Electrical Installation Condition Report tests are important in ensuring the safety of those who occupy or use a commercial property. The test can identify any potential hazards, which, if left unaddressed, could pose a risk to life or lead to property damage.

EICR tests are not optional, either, so you will need regular tests to ensure legal compliance.

Is an Electrical Installation Condition Report a Legal Requirement?

The laws have recently changed regarding EICR testing. You now need to get a 5-year electrical compliance testing for commercial buildings. The government’s guidelines state that:

The electrical wiring, sockets, consumer units (fuse boxes) and other fixed electrical parts in rented homes must be inspected and tested every 5 years, or more often than this if the inspector thinks that is necessary.

Both EICR and PAT testing are key to meeting your obligations regarding the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Landlords and Tenants Act 1985.

The EICR regulations apply to commercial buildings including:

  • Hotels and guest houses
  • Shops and offices
  • Factories and warehouses
  • Pubs, clubs and restaurants

What Are the Benefits of an EICR Test?

There are many benefits to Electrical Installation Condition Report testing for your commercial property, including

  • Improved safety for those who occupy or use the property.
  • Reduced risk of fire or damage to the property.
  • Compliance with legal requirements.
  • Peace of mind knowing that the electrical system is in good condition.

If you are a commercial property owner, then it is important to have regular EICR tests carried out to ensure the safety of those who use it and to comply with legal requirements. Robinsons Facilities Services can perform EICR tests on your behalf, providing you with a detailed report of the condition of your electrical system.

Robinsons Facilities Services can also carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) for your business premises, including helping to maintain your electrical system. This can save you time and money in the long run, as well as ensuring the safety of your property.

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How Long Does an EICR Test Take?

The time it takes to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report test can vary hugely depending on the size of the property being tested. However, as a general guide, an EICR test on a small commercial property can be completed in less than half a working day. Larger properties can take significantly longer.

EICR Test Yorkshire

At Robinsons Facilities Services, we cover the entire Yorkshire area offering EICR testing services. 

Our certified electricians will visit your site and provide a detailed EICR test report. Trust our expert team to take care of any remedial work that may be necessary. We also offer electrical services in:

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EICR testing, or Electrical Installation Condition Reporting, is the process of thoroughly checking the safety of electrical installations within a building.

Your entire electrical system will be inspected and tested, including your consumer unit, wiring, sockets, switches, and lighting fixtures.

Your property’s EICR report will include details about any damage, risks, or required improvements to the electrical system so that it complies with legal requirements.

The minimum interval is every five years, but many higher-risk environments require more regular EICR testing. Annual testing is the safest option for high-risk workplaces and to ensure peace of mind.

You can be fined up to £30,000 for not having an EICR and may even face a prison sentence.

Any failed items must be repaired to meet standards before certification.

Registered electricians are required to carry out EICR tests as you may need to prove that a competent and trained individual was entrusted with your electrical items. Don’t attempt this yourself without training.

Yes, it is a legal requirement that you provide an Electrical Installation Condition Report commercial property when selling. You must also provide a new EICR every 5 years in commercial buildings as a minimum.

The cost of an EICR test typically ranges from around £100 to over £500 depending on property size. Contact us for a free quote today →

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