Periodic Inspection and Test Suffolk & Essex

EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Reports)

 The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) require that  
 Periodic Inspection and Testing of electrical
 installations is carried out at such intervals
 depending on its use.

 Please call us to discuss your requirements for
 your circuit testing. We cater for all size
 installations and provide you with the relevant
 paper work and certificates on completion.


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On completion a full electrical installation certificate must be submitted. Additional matters to report are:

1. Full test results to enable comparison with earlier tests, from which the rate of deterioration of the installation (if any) can be assessed.

2. The full extent of the parts of the system tested notes of omissions may be very important.

3. Any restrictions which may have been imposed on the tester and which may have limited his ability to report fully.

4. Any dangerous conditions found during testing and inspection, non-compliance with the Regulations, or any variations which are likely to arise in the future.

Where an installation was constructed to comply with an earlier Edition of the Regulations, tests should be made as required by the 17th Edition as far as it is applicable and the position fully explained, with suggestions of necessary action, in the Electrical Installation report.

Table 8.4 - Suggested intervals between
------------- periodic tests and inspections
Type of installation Maximum period between inspections
Domestic premises 10 years
Commercial premises 5 years
Educational establishments 5 years
Hospitals 5 years
Industrial premises 3 years
Cinemas 1 year*
Churches 5 years
Leisure complexes 1 year
Places of public entertainment 1 year
Theatres, etc. 1 year*
Agricultural and horticultural 3 years
Caravans 3 years
Caravan sites 1 year*
Emergency lighting 3 years
Fire alarm systems 1 year
Launderettes 1 year*
Petrol filling stations 1 year*
Public Houses 5 years
Marinas 1 Year
Highway power supplies 6 years
Temporary installation 3 months
Where maximum periods are marked *
there is a legal requirement for retests at these intervals


Table 8.13 - Sequence of periodic testing
Continuity of protective conductors and earthed equipotential bonding.
Earth fault loop impedance
Insulation resistance
Operation of switches and isolators
Operation of residual current devices
together with the following where appropriate
Continuity of ring final circuit conductors
Earth electrode resistance
Manual operation of circuit breakers
Electrical separation of circuits
Insulation resistance of non-conducting floors and walls