Electrical Installation Condition Report (Periodic Testing)


All electrical installations deteriorate with time and should be inspected and tested every 3 to 5 years for continued service. Although there is no obligation for private domestic properties (which are not rented out) to have a valid E.I.C.R, it is recommended that private domestic properties are tested no less than every 10 years. An Electrical Installation Condition Report (E.I.C.R.) previously known as a Periodic Inspection Report (P.I.R) is like a M.O.T for the mains power electrical installation and wiring of your property. A report is only issued once all the circuits have been visually inspected and electrically tested. If the installation is considered to be in a good condition and complies with current regulations a ‘Satisfactory’ certificate is applied which gives the property a good bill of health until the next inspection. If the property does not meet requirements an ‘Unsatisfactory’ report will be issued, with a list of remedial works that need to be carried out in order for a ‘Satisfactory’ certificate to be issued.