Electrical Installation Condition Reports
An Electrical Installation Condition Report is a written report on an electrical installation or an item to determine the overall safety of the installation.
You cannot see electricity. Cables are usually hidden inside our walls, and consumer units are often hidden in cupboards, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical installation for damage or wear and tear.
Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire by checking the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories regularly.
All of our Test and Inspection engineers are City & Guilds 2391 qualified, and have at least 5 years' testing experience. We can prepare BS7671 reports on fixed wiring, emergency lighting and even fire detection from a small dwelling to large commercial premises.
What is the aim of a condition report?
The five main aims of a Condition Report are:
- Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe)
- Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it
- Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations
- Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
- Provide and important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.
Types of condition report
In general, there are two types of domestic electrical installation condition report:
Visual Condition Report - this does not include testing and is only suitable if the installation has been testing recently.
Periodic Inspection Report - this is what we would normally recommend, as it tests the installation and would find any hidden damage.
How often do I have to have a periodic inspection report carried out?
The IET recommend the following maximum periods of time between inspections and testing:
After the inspection, we will issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report marked either satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
If the inspection was unsatisfactory, then you will receive a list of the non-compliances/deviations which require attention. These items will be coded as follows:
Code C1 Danger Present - Risk of injury immediate remedial action required
Code C2 Potentially Dangerous - Urgent Remedial action required
Code C3 mprovement Recommend
Code F1 Further Investigation Required
Cost of rectification works
We can provide an estimate or quotation for the completion of the coded deviation works for your consideration.
We prefer if you can request this on receipt of the periodic inspection and report, as we consider this service to be entirely separate from the inspection process.