Electrical Testing Essex

Electrical Installation Testing Essex

ElecSure use the latest technology to carry out Electrical Installation Condition Reports EICR or other wise known as Periodic Inspections or Testing.

The below table shows frequency / maximum period between Electrical Inspecting and Testing as outlined within BS7671 18th edition IET wiring regulations and Guidance Note 3.  Often there is also a requirement within the Terms of Mortgage paperwork and Insurance which is not surprising since 9/10 (89%) electrical fires are caused by electrical products.  By having the electrics in your home checked regularly by an approved electrician, you can reduce the risk of fire.

If you are looking for electrical testing within Essex or surrounding we offer services for Homeowners, Landlords and Tenants.  

Type of InstallationRoutine checkMaximum period between 
inspections and testing 
as necessary
General installation
Domestic accommodation – 
Domestic accmomdation – 
rented houses and flats

change of occupancy/10 years 
change of occupancy/5 years

Commercial1 yearchange of occupancy/5 years
Educational establishments6 months5 years
Hospitals and medical clinics – 
general areas 
Hospitals and medical clinics – 
medical locations
1 year 

6 months
5 years 

1 year
Industrial1 year3 years
Residential accommodation (Houses of 
Multiple Occupation) – halls of residence, 
nurses accommodation, etc.
1 yearChange of occupancy/5 years
Offices1 year5 years
Shops1 year5 years
Laboratories1 year5 years
Buildings open to the public
Cinemas1 year1-3 years
Church installations1 year5 years
Leisure complexes 
(excluding swimming pools)
1 year3 years
Places of public entertainment1 year3 years
Restaurants and hotels1 year5 years
Theatres1 year3 years
Public houses1 year5 years
Village halls/Community centres1 year5 years
Special and specific installations 
(for medical locations see above)
Agricultural and horticultural1 year3 years
Swimming pools4 months1 year
Caravan parks
1 year 
6 months
3 years 
1 year
Highway power suppliesas convenient6-8 years
Marinas4 months1 year
Fish farms4 months1 year
Emergency lightingdaily/monthly3 years
Fire alarmsdaily/weekly1 year
Launderettesmonthly1 year
Petrol filling stations1 year1 year
Construction site installations3 months3 months
Electrical Testing Essex
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