Electrical Testing

Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR has previously been known as Periodic Electrical Testing, Fixed Wire Testing, Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) and is the Electrical Inspection and Test of a Buildings Electrical Wiring.

To ensure the safety of the building users it is imperative that every Electrical Installation is Periodically Inspected and Tested as recommended by BS7671 and required by The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

The Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) compares the Electrical Installation within a building to the requirements of the British Standard that all Electrical Installations within the UK should meet namely BS7671. Where an installation is found to be non-compliant with the standard a deviation is recorded and categorised as;

  • C1 – Danger present, Risk of injury – Immediate remedial action required
  • C2 – Potentially dangerous – urgent remedial action required
  • C3 – Improvement recommended
  • FI – Further investigation required

Emergency Lighting Inspection and Testing carried out in compliance with BS7671 ensures that the Emergency Lighting Systems within your premises will operate correctly should they be needed in an emergency. The purpose of the Emergency Lighting Installation is to aid the safe evacuation of premises in the event of failure of the normal lighting systems.

  • The suggested Schedule of Testing for Emergency Lighting is;
  • Daily Emergency Lighting Test – Check for operation. A simple walk around and visual check for illuminated neon indicator lamps.
  • Monthly Emergency Lighting Test – Functionality test not exceeding 25% of rated duration. A basic switch off, check lamps illuminate, switch back on.
  • Six Monthly Emergency Lighting Test – Test of at least one hour for a three-hour rated system
  • Annual Emergency Lighting Test – Full Duration Discharge Test

Emergency Lighting Test Certificate – Should be produced at the Annual Emergency Lighting Full Discharge Test. We recommend and use the NICEIC Emergency Lighting Test Certificate