Electrical degradation is just a reality we have to live with. This is why electrical installations should be periodically inspected and tested every three to five years. The report is known as a domestic electrical installation condition report, EICR or electrical safety certificate and are a requirement for landlords.
What’s checked when producing a landlord electrical safety certificate (EICR)?
Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
- If any circuits or equipment are overloaded;
- checks for risk of electrical shock or fire hazards;
- look for defective electrical work; and
- identify if there’s a lack of earthing.
Within the landlord electrical safety certificate we also check that wiring and fixed electrical equipment are safe.
Who can carry out a landlord electrical certificate inspection?
An electrical safety certificate should be carried out by a registered local domestic or commercial electrician. The aim is to check the condition of a the electrics within a property against UK standard BS 7671:2008.