The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IET) have long since recommended the periodic testing & inspection of electrical installations to ensure the safety of end users. This requirement is detailed in Part 6 of BS7671 2018 & more recently The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (PRS).
There are many reasons to carry out an EICR. The following list mentions a few;
Fire Damaged Consumer Unit
Continuity of protective conductors
Ring circuit continuity
Insulation resistance testing
RCD Trip test
AFDD Test (if applicable)
Our engineers are fully qualified by City & Guilds with a minimum of 5 years test & inspection experience & carry the necessary indemnity insurance. We are also equipped with calibrated equipment necessary to carry out the full range of tests laid out in BS7671. We carry out EICRs in Basingstoke, Reading, Newbury, Andover & Farnham to mention a few locations.
We believe in offering a fair, sustainable & accurate service. We have recently found that others offering extremely competitive pricing to achieve a commercial advantage, do not carry out the full sequence of tests, or are not fully insured & qualified to leave the end-user exposed to potential risk. Another common unethical practice seems to be that of offering a very low initial inspection price & then coding works to fail with a view to gaining further corrective work. These are all practices that we do not advocate & strongly believe our reputation is more important than the race to the bottom to achieve the worst possible service.
If you have a requirement or indeed any questions, please get in touch below today, for a competitive quotation.
Simon Lintern-Senior Tester & Qualifying Supervisor.