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EICR Electrical Installation Condition Report

Greenlite’s team of 30 full-time competent engineers provide peace of mind to the managers of more than 12,000 business sites across the UK.

Electrical Inspection & Testing Services Division, (part of the Greenlite Group)

Reliable, nationwide coverage

Greenlite’s team of 30 full-time competent engineers provide peace of mind to the managers of more than 12,000 business sites across the UK.

Full regulatory compliance

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

Customer service excellence

The Greenlite team is committed to ensuring it always offers exceptional customer service in line with its core values of honesty, respectfulness and trust.

Flexible options

Whether your business is looking for a one-off Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) or needing to set up an inspections timetable to guarantee continued regulatory compliance, Greenlite Group offers a simple, fixed price for inspections and can take care of remedial repairs to maintain the safety of any installation for continued use.

Backed by over 10 years of experience providing this service to some of the UK’s leading commercial brands. Greenlite are committed to carrying out all reports and remedial repairs to the highest standards within the industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The purpose of an EICR is to:

  • 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 Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) provides an assessment of the current in-service condition of an electrical installation against the British Standards requirement at the time of the inspection, irrespective of the age of the installation. As such, 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, if the safety of the users is not to be put at risk, it is important that every installation is periodically inspected and tested by a competent person in accordance with the regulations.

For most commercial premises, having an inspection once every five years is sufficient, however this may vary due to a range of factors, such as the age and condition of the installation, the use of building, insurance request, change of owner/occupier etc.

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

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 is statutory legislation which 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 we work with you to minimise any chance of disruption to business trading. We are available to return on evenings or weekends if required 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. Our engineers have undergone specific training relating to inspecting this type of equipment to ensure safety at all times and meeting the requirements of the HSE. This equipment is suitable for continual use providing no deterioration or damage is present following the periodic inspection (EICR).

Must contractors be governed by anybody 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)