Electrical Inspections in Norwich & Throughout Greater Norwich
An EICR is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.
Electrical inspections in Norwich 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.
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Why EIRC or periodic inspection needed?
Who should undertake EIRC?
EIRC should be carried out by a competent electrician.
What happens during EIRC?
The electrician will check the electrical installation against the requirements of BSi7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations ( IEE Wiring Regulations) – as amended, which is the national safety standard for electrical installations, and contains around 850 Regulations.
Electrical inspections in Norwich will take into account all relevant circumstances including the following factors:
Suitability of the switchgear and control gear e.g. consumer unit e.g. an old fusebox with a wooden back, cast-iron switches, a haphazard mixture of such equipment is likely to need replacing
Serviceability of equipment e.g. switches, socket-outlets and light fittings e.g. older round pin sockets, round light switches and braided flex hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, black switches, sockets mounted in skirting boards may require replacing.
Type of wiring system and its condition e.g. cables coated in black- rubber, black-rubber was phased out in the 1960s or cables coated in lead or fabric are even older and may need replacing (modern cables use PVC insulation)
Provision of residual current devices for socket-outlets that may be used to plug in electrical equipment used outdoors
Presence of adequate identification and notices.
The extent of any wear and tear, damage or other deterioration
Changes in use of the premises which have led to, or might lead to, deficiencies in the installation.
The electrician will provide a periodic inspection report (PIR) as part of the periodic inspection.