the Electrical Safety Check is carried out using the latest test equipment.
the certificate is generated electronically and emailed to the client upon completion.
Value for money
our streamlined processes ensure we can offer a great deal.
Being an independent family business, we can provide a 1st class service at an amazing price.
A Local Service
We are a local business based in Swinton, Manchester.
Serving local customers with no middle men or call centres.
Steve and his team consistently provide a fantastic service for myself and our clients. The Inspections he carries out are first rate, delivered on time at a great cost.
John Property Agent
We use Steve to check our properties both before purchasing, and at 5 year periods. He always does a great job with no issues.
Sarah Property Developer
How Long Does An Electrical Installation Condition Report Take ?
It all depends on a few factors.
How many circuits are on the consumer unit, the number of accessories such as switches and sockets and the general accessibility of the property.
Usually, it takes up to 4 Hours to complete the test and inspection. The report will then be validated and emailed to the client.
What Do The EICR Codes Mean ?
What if we do happen to find something during the inspection which does not comply with the current wiring regulations. The deviation will be given a code and a corresponding description on the certificate.
The codes are used to determine the severity of the issue and comprise of C1, C2 and C3.
These codes will establish whether a ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ report will be issued.
Code C1 is Danger present. There is a risk of injury immediate remedial works should be undertaken to remove the situation.
Code C2 is a Potentially dangerous condition. Urgent remedial action is required. The installation could cause injury under fault conditions.
Code C3 is Improvement recommended. Although the installation doesn’t comply with today’s BS7671 it is not deemed dangerous.
Why Choose Northwest Electrical ?
All our engineers are fully qualified to carry out the fixed wire testing required to accurately complete an Electrical Condition Report or EICR.
We are approved by NAPIT to carry out this type of work and complete these inspections daily for many happy customers.
Electrical safety inspections are essential to a safe electrical installation.
In order to carry out these electrical tests, the engineer MUST have a good knowledge of the latest requirements of BS7671 as well as historic installation methods used in properties.
We use the latest EICR test equipment to measure EFLI, Insulation resistance, continuity, RCD Trip times etc.
We will be required to turn off the electricity during some tests.
All our test equipment is calibrated yearly and the company and staff are assessed yearly to ensure compliance with the latest standards.
What Is Inspected ?
During an EICR Test, the consumer unit (or fuseboard), wiring and a fixed percentage of electrical accessories are all tested and inspected for faults or deviations from the current Wiring Standards.
The following items will be inspected.
Correct earthing and bonding. Correct devices for protection against electric shock. Any damage or wear and tear that might affect the safety of the properties inhabitants. Identification of any damaged electrical fittings and accessories. Identification of any exposed live wires that could cause a fire or injury.
Many faults can’t be seen simply by looking and are only picked up during the on-site testing.
An EICR should only be carried out by a skilled and competent Electrician with the experience to know what they are looking for.
Believe it or not, all electricians are not the same! EICRs require a high level of skill and these skills are only gained after considerable additional training and years of experience.