Regardless how safe an electrical installation is when installed, (which should be the case for several years after completion), electrical installations are subject to wear and tear, damage and possible overheating or over loading. Therefore it is important that regular maintenance is carried out and a record of the same is kept by the owners and occupiers.
RRP carries out scheduled maintenance works to several commercial/industrial properties.
As part of electrical safety, all installations should be periodically inspected and tested to ensure they will not be affected by damage, wear and tear, overheating cables or equipment. We are vastly experienced in this field, and have carried out inspection and tests since 1994.
On completion of an inspection and test, we issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report (or EICR) which either advises that the installation is satisfactory or unsatisfactory. In the case of the latter, we are able to advise the person(s) ordering the work as to what is required to bring the installation up to standard.
Periods between inspection and tests vary dependant on the installation as follows
New installations :
- Domestic: No more than 10 years from completion
- Industrial/Commercial: No more than 5 years from completion
- Existing installations : This is usually it the discretion of the Inspecting Engineer once the condition of the installation has been determined in all cases.