Preparing for Your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

A Guide for Homeowners and Occupiers


When scheduling an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) for your home, taking a few preparatory steps can significantly streamline the process, ensuring a smooth and efficient inspection. An EICR is essential for ensuring the safety and compliance of your property’s electrical systems. Here’s how homeowners and occupiers can prepare for their upcoming EICR assessment.


Understanding the EICR Process

An EICR identifies any deficiencies within your electrical installations that could pose a potential risk or do not comply with the current BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations. It involves a thorough check of the electrical circuits, equipment, and systems within your home.


Steps to Prepare for an EICR

Access to Electrical Points

Clear Access

Ensure that all electrical points, including sockets, light fixtures, and fuse boxes, are easily accessible. This may involve moving furniture or clearing out clutter in areas like utility rooms or garages where electrical points are commonly located.


Documentation Ready

Previous Reports

Have any previous electrical inspection reports available for the electrician. This information can provide valuable insight into the history of your property’s electrical system and any recurring issues.

List of Known Issues

Compile a list of any electrical issues you have encountered, such as circuit breakers frequently tripping, flickering lights, or outlets that do not work. This can help direct the inspection to potential problem areas.


Safety Measures

Pet and Child Safety

For the safety of both the inspector and your family, ensure pets and young children are kept away from the areas being inspected


Electrical Downtime

Be prepared for a temporary power outage

The electrician may need to turn off your property’s power to safely conduct the inspection

Plan accordingly, especially if you work from home or have essential equipment that requires electricity


Inspector Requirements

Access Instructions

If you will not be home during the inspection, provide clear instructions for accessing your property

Contact Information

Ensure the electrician has a way to contact you during the inspection, should any questions or issues arise


After the EICR

Understanding Your Report

After the inspection, you will receive a detailed report outlining the condition of your property’s electrical system. 

This report will categorise findings as follows


C1 (Danger present)

Immediate risk of danger that requires urgent attention


C2 (Potentially dangerous)

Issues that pose a potential risk and need remedial action soon


C3 (Improvement recommended)

Non-compliant with current standards but not deemed immediately dangerous


FI (Further investigation required)

Areas that couldn’t be assessed and require further inspection


Acting on Your EICR Findings

Depending on the findings, you may need to undertake remedial work to address any identified issues


It’s important to prioritise any C1 or C2 classifications to ensure the safety and compliance of your home’s electrical installations


Why Choose Alto Electrical?

At Alto Electrical, we understand the importance of thorough and reliable electrical inspections


Our team of skilled electricians is trained to perform comprehensive EICRs, ensuring your home meets current electrical safety standards

We provide clear, detailed reports and are available to discuss any aspects of the findings, offering quotations for any necessary remedial work to ensure your home is safe, compliant, and efficient


By preparing for your EICR with these steps, homeowners and occupiers can facilitate a seamless inspection process, contributing to the safety and integrity of their property’s electrical systems.

At Alto Electrical, we understand the importance of maintaining the safety and compliance of your electrical installations.


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