Is an EICR a legal requirement?

It is a legal requirement for private residential landlords to have an EICR every 5 years in nearly all cases. However for private homeowners or commercial/industrial properties an electrical safety certificate is not a legal requirement, but may be required as part of an insurance policy or lease agreement.

What is an electrical installation condition report?

An electrical installation condition report (EICR) comprises of checking all the fixed electrical equipment that is supplied through the electricity meter. What makes up an electric installation? Consumer unit (fusebox or distribution boards) that contains all the fuses, circuit-breakers and preferably residual current devices (RCDs). Cabling, including that which is Read more…