Electrical Safety Inspection & Testing Wiltshire
EICR inspections in Wiltshire & Bath
Our NAPIT approved Invisiwire electricians are qualified and competent to perform periodic electrical testing for homeowners, landlords and businesses in the city of Bath, across the BA postcode areas as well as in and around the towns of Devizes, Calne, and Melksham in Wiltshire.
We carry out visual inspections and electrical testing of electrical installations and issue an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) containing detailed information about the state of the property’s electrical supply.
Landlords are legally required to arrange an EICR for their rental properties every five years, or when there is a change of tenancy. There is no law compelling homeowners to have an EICR but for safety’s sake it is recommended that an inspection is carried out at least every 10 years.
For commercial properties the EICR interval is five years, although the use and type of installation may necessitate more frequent inspections.
The Electrical Testing Process
An official electrical inspection and testing appointment can take anything from a few hours to several days to complete, depending on the size of the building and the complexity of the electrical installations.
While the inspection takes place the mains power will have to be turned off
During the inspection we’ll assess the condition of the electrical systems and evaluate how efficiently they are working, keeping an eye out for any deterioration or defects.
We’ll be on the look out for any issues with circuits or equipment that might be overloading the system; areas where there is a risk of electric shock or fire; safety issues with bonding and earthing of equipment; and potential faulty electrical work that could lead to faults or injury.
Failing an Electrical Test in Wiltshire
While conducting an official Electrical test for an EICR our electricians will fill out a detailed report identifying any electrical issues or failures to meet current regulations, and recommending any electrical repairs or remedial work that is needed to bring the electrics up to scratch.
Your EICR will grade the test results according to the following codes:
- C1 indicates an immediate danger
- C2 means potentially dangerous, with urgent remedial action required, rather than immediate
- C3 means improvement is recommended
- FI indicates the need for further investigation without delay
If your EICR comes back with any of these fault codes emphasised, we’ll provide a fairly priced no-obligation quotation for remedial works, that will ensure that all the issues are attended to. Once remedial work has been completed and signed off we can issue relevant certification, giving you peace of mind that your electrics have passed the inspection fully and are safe.