EDS Electrical (London) provide a full range of certified electrical testing and inspection reports to domestic and commercial customers throughout London and Surrey. The various levels of standard electrical certificates available depend on the work carried out.
All our engineers are highly skilled and trained in electrical fault finding, our main aim is to offer you a fast, reliable and affordable service always putting you as the customer first.
Current legislation says that properties should be inspected and tested every 5 years for commercial premises and every 10 years for domestic premises. The reason being for this is because there is electricity constantly around us. People tend to forget how it originally got there in the first place and how it works therefore it must be checked and tested for safety during a period of time.
- Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) and (EICR) Certificate
- Electrical Safety Inspections
- Visual Test Inspections
- Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates
- Home Purchaser’s Visual Electrical Inspection
- Minor Works Certificate
- Electrical Installation Certificates
- Portable Appliance Testing
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PERIODIC INSPECTION REPORT / ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONDITIONING REPORT (EICR)
A Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) OR (EICR) is a term used within the electrical installation business. Every London property should have its electrical installation tested and certified periodically, with the frequency depending on the building’s age, use and general condition.
A PIR / EICR will reveal if electrical circuits are being overloaded, condition of the wiring, carry out visual inspections, find potential hazards within the electrical installation, identify defective DIY work highlight any lack of earthing or bonding, and continue to test the fixed wiring of the installation. This includes checking fuse or circuit breaker ratings and testing the RCDs to ensure they trip under fault conditions.
The outcome from the Periodic Inspection Report will establish the overall condition of all of the electrics (a bit like an MOT on a motor vehicle). It will tell you whether it is satisfactory for continued use and will detail any remedial work that might need to be done, graded by importance with a recommended timescale.
LANDLORD ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATES
If you’re a landlord in London you need to ensure that all electrical appliances and fittings within the property you rent out are safe and that they come up to standard. Landlord electrical safety certificates are not a legal requirement but you could be held liable if any of the electrics within your property cause actual harm to the tenant.
VISUAL ELECTRICAL INSPECTION
If you’re thinking of buying a house or flat in London, a Visual Electrical Inspection will give you an indication of the state of the electrical system. This report can help you decide whether to purchase the property or whether to negotiate for a discount. It can also save the expense of a full electrical safety certificate and inspection.
Commercial premises are required to be tested every five years to insure the electrical installation is compliant with current 17th Edition Regulations. From the main distribution boards in the premises every circuit should be tested and issued on the report of its current condition. Visual and earth (Zs) checks are also to be made.
If the installation is considered to be in a good condition and complies with the regulations a ‘Satisfactory’ certificate is supplied which means it is compliant with regulations, no further works are required to be done and does not need to be tested until the expiry date on the report.
A date for the next inspection will also be entered on the report, the date will depend upon the condition of the installation and the purpose of use.
If the property does not meet requirements an ‘Unsatisfactory’ report will be issued, with a list of remedial works that need to be fixed before a the installation can pass the test.
This report can then be provided to building control, local councils or for insurance companies for insurance purposes. If you do not have a valid electrical certificate and an mishaps occurs commercial customers may be made liable and insurances may be invalid.