We are specialists in Electrical Installation Condition Reports in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, York & Harrogate. We provide Landlord certificated Electrical certificates for rented properties.
Rental properties are subject to a 5 year fixed wiring text therefore a as landlord of a rented property you are obliged to ensure the building is safe for continued use for electrical safety. Residential home owners are subject to a 10 year certificate of safety. Commercial & Industrial clients are also bound to a 5 year electrical safety certificate.
The following tests are carried out on a Electrical Installation Condition Report in Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, York & Harrogate.
1. Visual inspection of fittings
2. Continuity of earth conductors
3. Continuity of ring final conductors
5. Installation resistance – to check for any arking or moisture between phase – phase earth
6. Earth loop impedance – to verify path of earth
7. RCD test to check tripping times and mA settings
The testers used are:
1. Voltage tester to measure Volts
2. Continuity tester to measure ohms
3. Insulation resistance to measure Mohms
4. Earth loop impendence tester to measure ohms
5. RCD tester to measure mS
Also the supplies characteristics are tested to ensure a good earth and path of fault current is present. These tests are called Ze and PSC (Prospective Short Circuit)
What is a Electrical installation condition report (EICR)?
A Electrical installation condition report (EICR) is a formal method of recording the findings of the periodic inspection in Residential, Commercial & Industrial installations.
The main purpose of a EICR is to report on the safety condition of an existing installation. It should describe the overall condition as either 'satisfactory', in which case no immediate remedial work is required, or 'unsatisfactory' which means remedial work is required to make the installation safe to use or safe for continued use.
Where a EICR describes the installation as 'unsatisfactory', the next thing to look at is 'Observations and Recommendations for Actions to be Taken'. This is where any departures from BS 7671 are recorded, and a code to indicate the urgency of the action needed is given. These codes are ranged from 1- 4 with 1 being the most serious working down to requires further investigation or non compliance.
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