Electrical Inspection and Testing

“TechProServ are an approved NAPIT (National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers) electrical contractor with accreditation ISO9001: Quality Management (BSI - British Standard Institute) and are an accredited Safe Contractor (SSIP -Safety Schemes In Procurement)”.

Our Services Include

We provide and/or undertake; Electrical Inspection & Condition Reports (EICR), Electrical Installation Certificates (EIC), Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificates (MEIWC) and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) & Fixed Appliance Testing (FAT).

Legal Requirements – Statutory, Regulatory and/or Guidance

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR).
  • The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR).
  • The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 2002 and The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.
  • The Building Act 1984.
  • The Building Regulations 2010.
  • The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
  • BS 7671:2018+A1(2020) Requirements for Electrical Installations.
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992.

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Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EIRC)

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), also formerly known as a Periodic Inspection Report. The inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations and equipment underpin electrical safety in all situations, at home and in the workplace.

An EICR is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a dwelling. It must be carried out by an experienced, qualified electrician or approved contractor. This means you require an approved company like TechProServ™ who have electricians with additional training and certification covering inspection and testing and also registered with a scheme provider such as the NAPIT. Plus, have sufficient working knowledge and experience of electrical installations.

What is the aim of an electrical installation condition report?

  • Undertake and complete a comprehensive visual inspection and electrical test record of results.

  • Review the findings and check for compliance to IET Wiring Regulations.

  • Find any damage, wear and tear that might affect safety and anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures. Record and report.

  • Provide a record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection and testing in the future.

During an EICR, an electrician may make several electrical observations and will give each one a recommendation code. The observations describe a defect or omission within the electrical installation. The electricians will code each observation according to the level of severity. The observations will be clearly written and not in any way, a sales tool. The customer would then be able to source competitive quotes for the works recommended should they wish to do so.

Homeowners

BS7671 (18th Edition Wiring Regulations) recommend having an EICR carried out at least every 10 years. It is also important to have one done if you are moving out or into a new home, if your insurance requires one – or if you suspect your current electrics are old, faulty or have been subject to poor quality additions. The only exception to this is if the property has a swimming pool – this should ideally be tested once every year.

landlords

Under the ‘Landlord and Tenants Act (1985) landlords must ensure that the electrical installation in a rented property is maintained safely throughout a tenancy. To ensure this, BS7671 recommend an EICR test at the change of tenancy or at least every 5 years. From 1st June 2020, private landlords in England must have the electrical installation in their rental properties checked by a qualified electrician to ensure that they are safe.

This means that:

  • Electrical installations must be inspected and tested prior to the start of a new tenancy from 1st July 2020
  • Checks must be carried out on any existing tenancies by 1st April 2021

Uselful Links:
Advice For Landlords
Electrical Safety For Landlords

Business Owners

While it is not a legal requirement to have an EICR, as an employer, you are responsible for the welfare of your employees. Under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act state that employers are ‘responsible for the health and safety of their employees and the ‘Electricity at work regulations’ requires precaution must be in place against the risk of injury from electricity used as part of work activities. BS7671 recommend having an EICR undertaken at least every 5 years.

TechProServ™ use a fully integrated electronic software for digitised certificates.

Electrical Installation Certificate or Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificates (EIC & MEIWC)

Electrical Installation Certificates (EIC) and Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificates (MEIWC) are safety certificates, issued by qualified and approved electricians (TechProServ™) as conformation that the electrical works undertaken complies with the BS7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations).

The EIC and/or MWIWC will indicate whether the electrical work that has been carried out is:

  • New - where the whole installation has been installed as new, if a complete rewire has been carried out.
  • Addition - applies if an existing installation has been modified by adding one or more new circuits.
  • Alteration - applies where one or more existing circuits have been modified or extended (for example to add a socket), or items such as a consumer unit (fusebox) and switching equipment have been replaced.


An EIC must be issued for all new electrical installations. It may also be required for an alteration or addition to the installation – depending upon whether or not a new circuit has been installed. Where an alteration or addition is carried out but does not include a new circuit, a MEIWC or an EIC may be used.

The Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate is intended to be used for additions and alterations to an installation that do not extend to the provision of a new circuit. Examples include the addition of socket outlets or lighting points to an existing circuit, the relocation of a light switch etc.

This Certificate may also be used for the replacement of equipment such as accessories or luminaires, but not for the replacement of distribution boards or similar items. Appropriate inspection and testing, however, should always be carried out irrespective of the extent of the work undertaken.

TechProServ™ use a fully integrated electronic software for digitised certificates.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) & Fixed Appliance Testing (FAT)

Employers, Duty holders and Landlords have obligations to ensure the electrical safety of systems and equipment in all types of installations, i.e. Commercial, Industrial and domestic.

The duty holders and landlords obligations are stated in the Electricity at Work Regulations and the Landlord and Tenant Act and other associated legislation. Competence is required by this legislation and the use of an independent, registered inspector (TechProServ™) is the most suitable way of ensuring compliance.

TechProServ™ use an advanced appliance tester with integrated memory for assessment record and management. Our In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment procedure record assets, results of inspections and tests, and provides certification with register of equipment.

All Assets are allocated with a unique identifier (BARCODE) as well as asset ID for each piece of equipment under test.

All unique identifier labels provide all the necessary data of the equipment, customer, dates and pass/fail information.

Our certification confirms that the electrical equipment recorded has been inspected and tested for electrical safety in accordance with the lasted IET Code of Practice, and HSE guidance for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

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