EICR Electrical Installation Condition Report

Greenlite Group’s team of 50+ experienced engineers conduct safety testing certification at more than 12,000 business sites across the UK.

Greenlite Group's Electrical Inspection & Testing Services Division

Reliable, nationwide coverage

Our team of 50+ full-time fully-qualified and experienced engineers are trusted to conduct EICR for some of the UKs best known brands.

Full regulatory compliance

As NIC EIC Approved contractors we are committed to removing the compliance burden from our clients. All inspections and repair works are performed efficiently and effectively to the highest standards.

Customer service excellence

The Greenlite team always offers exceptional customer service in line with our core values of honesty, respectfulness and trust.

Flexible options

Greenlite Group offers a simple, fixed price for inspections for a one-off EICR or regular inspections for continued regulatory compliance. We take care of corrective repairs to maintain the safety of any installation for continued use.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

One of the most common causes of workplace fires is electrical faults, including defective wiring, overloaded sockets and faulty equipment. So much like a car MOT it is important for you to maintain your electrical installation to ensure the safety, health and welfare for all persons using the building.

An EICR will:

  • Provide a full documented summary of the installation condition ensuring compliance with the current British Standards for electrical safety (BS7671 18th edition)
  • Provide a record of test results and observations in line with BS7671 and make various recommendations where improvement maybe necessary or beneficial to improve the safety of the installation
  • Identify any damage, deterioration, defects and/or conditions which may give rise to danger along with observations for which improvement is recommended.
  • Determine, so far as is reasonably practicable, whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service.

Would I receive a certificate upon completion of the inspection?

An EICR assesses the current in-service condition of an electrical installation against the British Standards required at the time of the inspection, irrespective of the age of the installation. An EICR is not a certificate, but a legally-recognised report which is required to ensure compliance with current workplace regulations and to validate business insurance schemes. Certification is provided following the repairs of any urgent or potentially dangerous defects identified following the inspection.

When should I have a periodic inspection report?

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and time. Therefore, it is important that every installation is periodically inspected and tested by a competent person in accordance with the regulations, to make sure users are not put at risk.

Most commercial premises, hold an inspection once every five years, however the age and condition of the installation, the use of building, insurance request, change of owner/occupier must all be taken into consideration, and will impact inspection frequency.

Is it a legal requirement to have an EICR carried out periodically?

Yes. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 places responsibility on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of everyone in the workplace, including visitors, contractors, members of the public and employees.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states: “all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.”

This explicitly places a requirement on the employer to maintain electrical systems adequately to protect employees, visitors and other users of the building. Commercial insurers require evidence of compliance in the form of an EICR completed by an approved contractor.

Would there be disruption to store trading?

At Greenlite Group we work with you to minimise any chance of disruption to business trading. We are available on evenings or weekends should isolation to essential circuits be unavoidable.

If my distribution equipment contains asbestos flash guards, would this equipment have to be replaced to continue with the inspection?

In most cases the answer is no, unless visible damage is present on the equipment. This equipment is suitable for continual use providing no deterioration or damage is present following the periodic inspection (EICR).

Our engineers have undergone specific training to inspect this type of equipment to ensure safety at all times and meeting the requirements of the HSE.

Must contractors be governed by an industry body to carry out periodic inspections?

Insurance providers request electrical contractors to be approved under a regulatory body, here at Greenlite Group we are approved contractors by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NIC EIC)