Services What We Can Do For You

Below are some of the services that GW Electrical Contractors can offer you:

  • Full-rewire
  • Fault Finding
  • Fire Alarms
  • Boiler wiring
  • CCTV
  • Intruder Alarms
  • Design and planning
  • Electrical inspections
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report
  • PAT Testing

What is an EICR?

An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is as the name implies, a report into the condition of the electrical installation and to highlight any safety shortcomings, defects or deviations from the current revision of the electrical regulations BS7671.

Who should carry out an EICR?

An electrical installation condition report should be performed by a competent electrician with the necessary experience and extensive knowledge of the type of installation that they are testing. The electrical contractor will need to be a part P registered.

A EICR will:

  • Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
  • Find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
  • Identify any defective DIY electrical work
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding

Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.

Why is an Electrical Installation Condition Report needed?

There are many reasons why a householder might request an EICR and indeed they are highly recommended where proof may be required to show an electrical installation is safe. One of the more common reasons an EICR is requested is in rented accommodation where an EICR is the most straightforward and least time consuming method of proving an electrical installation is safe.

According to UK Government statistics, each year on average 10 people die and about 750 are seriously injured in accidents involving unsafe electrical installations in the home.

How often do I need to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report?

As a general guide the following applies although frequency can vary depending on other factors.

  • Domestic - 10 Years
  • Commercial - 5 Years
  • Industrial - 3 Years

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.

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So if you're looking for an experienced team of electricians in the East Sussex area then look no further than GW Electrical Contractors. Whether it's a query or a quote, pick up the phone and call 01424 255826 today or visit our contact page or send us an email.