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At PSC Electrical, we strive to meet all clients’ needs by offering a variety of electrical services. One such service is EICR testing. If you’re not familiar with EICR testing, we discuss it in detail below. Here, you will learn what it means, who it’s for, and whether you need it.

What Is EICR Testing?

The EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) test is an official document generated after an in-depth evaluation of the electrical system in any home, commercial, or industrial site. Testing must be performed by a qualified electrician, and the frequency with which you need to perform EICR testing depends on the nature of the site.

The EICR test will assess the condition of your electrical systems and assess their efficiency, paying special attention to any degradation or defects. As part of the test, the engineer will check the electrical condition according to the British electrical installation safety standard, formally known as BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations.

Specific problems can be revealed through EICR testing. Some such issues include:

  • Any circuit or equipment problems that may overload or overheat the system
  • Electric shock hazard and fire hazard areas
  • Safety issues of connection or grounding of devices and equipment
  • Potentially poor electrical work that could cause malfunction or injury

As you can see, such testing could reveal pressing issues that need to be addressed in order to prevent injury or damage.

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What We Do

When you call on us for EICR testing, we start by disconnecting power from the mains. We then visually inspect the equipment to determine if there are any faulty components or areas. This includes checking to ensure that wiring is correct and safe, as well as testing for continuity.

Moreover, we carefully examine the electrical insulation and make sure that it provides the proper resistance and polarity. We also perform live testing to ensure that your equipment will correctly react if there is a fault or an injury caused by electrical shock.

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If we find any faults in your electrical equipment, we will make a notation of such in our report. We will also detail the reason for the failure and grade it as per the EICR’s fault codes.

But if your electrical equipment passes our inspection, you will receive an EICR Safety Certificate. In doing so, you can rest easy knowing that your company’s electrical equipment or systems are functioning safely and as intended.

Please note that the length of time it takes to complete EICR testing varies wildly. Some testing takes only a couple of hours, while others can take days or weeks. It all depends on the scope and scale of your equipment.

Regardless of the size of the job, you can trust that we work efficiently and accurately to ensure the fast completion of EICR testing. Like you, we know how important it is to maintain operations without downtime. As such, we strive for fast but accurate completion of your testing.

To schedule EICR testing, please contact us on 020 3857 4796.


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