Periodic Inspections (EICR) in Brighton & HoveTest and Inspection Services – Brighton & Sussex
A Periodic Inspection, EICR, Hard wiring testing, Fixed wire testing or what is commonly referred to as a “Periodic” should be regularly carried out to all commercial and domestic electrical installations. Commercial properties should typically be tested every five years with domestic properties being tested at least every ten.
This testing results in the issue of an “Electrical Installation Condition Report” or EICR.
Landlords and Duty Holders need to show that they have satisfied their “Duty of Care” and that fixed wiring systems have been maintained to the appropriate standards. From 1st July 2020, the law in the UK regarding electrical testing will likely to change to make this type of testing mandatory. Landlords will have a requirement to ensure an up-to-date EICR is in place at the start of a let.
A Periodic Inspection is recognised and usually required by Councils, Insurance companies, Mortgage Lenders, Solicitors and Estate Agents.