Electrical Testing Northampton & Surrounding Areas
Periodic Electrical Test and Inspection
Periodic electrical testing, or an Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR), is a comprehensive inspection of your home’s electrical systems and installation.
Unlike businesses and landlords, homeowners aren’t required by law to conduct a Periodic Electrical Test, although it is often required as part of the buying or selling process.
British Standard BS 76719 (18th Edition Wiring Regulations) advises that homeowners, landlords and businesses test at the following intervals:
- Homeowners – an electrical test is required once every ten years. If there’s a swimming pool on your property, that should be tested every year.
- Businesses – employers should have a periodic test undertaken every five years.
- Landlords – it is recommended that landlords test their properties once every five years, or when there is a change of tenant.
When your electrical system has fully passed the periodic inspection and any urgent remedial work is complete, you will be supplied with an EICR Certificate of Safety, giving you reassurance that your home electrics are safe.
For more information about Periodic Electrical Testing for your home or business, call 01604 820231.