All electrical installations are tested either when a Electrician carries out any work such as new circuits or rewires or an existing electrical installation is tested at regular intervals to ensure that the installation complies with regulations and has no defects that could cause fires or electric shocks.
Existing circuits that are regularly tested is known as EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Reports) or previously known as PIR (Periodic Inspection Report).
All electrical installations whether it is Domestic , Commercial or Industrial deteriorate with age and usage.
The electrician will carry out the appropriate tests on every circuit in the fuse board and a sample of all your accessories (i.e switches, sockets etc) to ascertain the condition of the installation and identify any defects against the current wiring regulations.The electrician must ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken to reduce the risk of injury or death through electrical failure.
There are many good reasons for having an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).If you have recently acquired ownership or tenancy of business / workplace premises you may wish to ensure the installation is safe.
The testing electrician will carry out a sequence of tests such as:
Earth continuity - to ascertain that the earthing is continuous throughout the circuits
Earth Bonding - checking that you main water and gas pipes are earthed with the correct earthing conductor size
Insulation resistance - this is to check any breakdown of insulation in the installation
RCD testing - to ascertain that the RCD will disconnect the supply in case of a fault
A test on your main earthing and or earth rod
Functional testing of isolators, switches and MCBs - to ascertain they isolate the supply
The time intervals between the inspections are recommended as follows:
Home owner - either change of occupancy/ or every 10 years (can be more frequent if you are concerned about the safety of your electrical installation)
Rented accommodation - either change of occupancy / or every 5 years
Commercial - either change of occupancy / every 5 years
If the installation is in a safe condition you will receive a satisfactory condition report which may include any findings that deviates for current regulations, but does not effect your safety.This is noted as C3
C3 codes are recommendations to improve your installation or bring it up to current regulations. A C3 code is an advisory and does not effect the safety of the installation
However, if you electrical installation is found to be unsatisfactory (failed) you will be given a copy of the unsatisfactory certificate including a list of defects either coded C1 (dangerous condition), C2 (potentially dangerous condition) and/ or FI (a in depth further investigation).
With these unsatisfactory codes you could be given a quote to carry out remedial works to bring your installation to a satisfactory condition
These testimonials can be found on : Burridge Electrical Facebook page, Google and Checkatrade
“Excellent work, extremely courteous and would recommend to anybody. Arrived at the perfect time for what was a minor job but treated me as if I was the most important customer, also refused to let me sweep up and left the work area immaculate. A genuine credit to his profession.”
Made wires safe, Checkatrade Customer
“We had problems with the bathroom lights since they were installed, suspect overheating. Tried to replace myself but quickly realised beyond my brief. Found Anton via a search of local electricians. He arrived as agreed that day and made my botched efforts safe for us before agreeing a return. We had a few things to juggle ourselves but he kept in touch throughout and arrived as agreed, did a sound job on replacing the lights. Great guy as well, I’ll have no hesitation in giving him a call in the near future to help with a project”
Bathroom spot lights, Checkatrade Customer
“Came in at a very competitive price and offered to start the job at a time convenient to me (in my case after 5pm). Great communication on the day to let me know he was available a bit earlier if required. Fitted several lights securely, neatly and safely and then even offered to take the old light fittings away to be disposed of correctly. Warm, friendly, polite chap would recommend and use again.”
Fitting Lights, Checkatrade Customer
“Very pleased with Anton's work. He worked quickly, ensured that he tidied up after himself as he went along. Prior to starting he provided us with an honest assessment of the work required and was able to start when we needed him to, working to suit us! Would definitely recommend his services!”
Full rewire, Checkatrade customer
"Very professional completed house re wire to a high standard, reasonably priced would definitely recommend."
Emma williams, Google Review
"Finding a reliable and affordable Electrician these days are hard to come by. Anton has done a fantastic job changing over a light and replacing a dimmer switch.Cleaned up after himself and arrived on time,will definitely calling him again."
Kerry, Facebook Review
"wired kitchen , here early ready to start each day.Tidy worker,Polite.Would definitely recommend."
Stephanie, Facebook Review
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