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EICR (Fixed Wire Testing)

EICR (Fixed Wire Testing)

An Electrical Installation Condition Report, or EICR for short, is the inspection and testing of electrical installations like light fittings, fuse boxes, and plug sockets. It is sometimes referred to as fixed wire testing or an electrical inspection.

Electrical installations can become damaged over time and pose a potential fire risk.

EICR testing ensures your workplace or rental property is compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and should be carried out between every three and five years depending on the installation type.

EICR testing all across the UK

We have a network of highly-skilled EICR specialists operating across the UK, as well as Ireland and the Channel Islands.

No matter where you are in the country, we have a locally-based and highly-skilled engineer that can test your building and ensure any remedial work is carried out.

Why choose Hawkesworth for your EICR testing requirements?

Hawkesworth specialises in EICR testing. Our skilled electricians will carry out the electrical inspections needed to help you remain safe, providing you with a certificate to show your business is compliant with regulations.

We are available for testing any time

We can carry out your EICR testing in the evenings and at weekends.

We’re fully accredited

We are members of NICEIC and the ECA, ensuring that you receive a high-quality and reputable service.

We provide services to businesses large and small

We have experience in delivering fixed wire electrical testing to multi-site companies, as well as independent companies and landlords.

We offer a fully flexible service

If you have a lot of installations to test, we can stagger your testing for convenience, and provide a free reminder service when testing is due. We can also carry out any remedial work.

We’re a one-stop-shop for your businesses safety requirements

As well as EICR testing; we provide a range of electrical compliance services including PAT testing, emergency light testing, and fire risk assessments.

We provide expert advice any time you need it

We keep all of our customers up to date with the latest electrical developments in the sector, so you are fully informed at all times.

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Frequently asked questions about EICRs

Is an EICR a legal requirement?

An EICR isn’t a legal requirement for commercial properties, however it can be a good way to ensure your electrical installations are safe. EICR is a legal requirement for residential landlords. Residential landlords in England, Scotland, and Wales must have their properties tested every five years.

Find out more about EICRs for landlords

Does a commercial landlord need to prepare an EICR?

An EICR certificate is not a legal requirement for commercial properties. However, you need to take steps to ensure your electrical installation is safe and an EICR is the best way to do this.

Your guide to commercial EICR

My rental or commercial property has failed its EICR – what next?

If your property failed its electrical inspection, you will need to carry out remedial work to get any issues identified in your EICR report repaired.

What happens if my EICR inspection is unsatisfactory?

Do I need another EICR after remedial work is carried out?

No. The engineer or electrician that carries out the remedial work will provide written confirmation that shows you have taken action to make your property safe.

What is the expiry date on an EICR?

It depends on the type of building and can range from one year to ten years.

How long is an EICR valid for?