Periodic Inspection

Electrical installation condition reporting.

All electrical installations deteriorate with age. They must therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition. These safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection’. Once completed you will be issued with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

A periodic inspection will:

  • Check if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
  • Discover any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
  • Identify any defective electrical work.
  • Check earthing.
  • Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe.

It is recommended that your electrics should be inspected and tested every:

  • 10 years for an owner-occupied home.
  • 5 years for a rented home.
  • 3 years for a caravan
  • 1 year for a swimming pool.

Other times when a periodic inspection should be carried out are:

  • When a property is being prepared for letting.
  • Before selling a property or buying a previously-occupied property.

For a free, written, no obligation quotation, please call – 07816 954753 or Email: mark@ainsworthelectricalltd.co.uk