An Electrical Installation Condition Report is a formal document that is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property. It must be carried out by an experienced qualified electrician or approved contractor.

What are my duties?

Maximum period between inspections and testing as necessary (IET Guidance note 3):

• Domestic accommodation – change of occupancy or 10 years

• Domestic accommodation, rented houses and flats – change of occupancy or 5 years

• Hospitals and medical clinics general area – 5 years

• Industrial – 3 years

• Offices – 5 years

• Shops – 5 years

• Residential accommodation (houses of multiple occupation)– halls of residence, nurses’ accommodation, etc. – change of occupancy or 5 years

• Leisure complexes (excluding swimming pools – 3 years

• Restaurants and hotels – 5 years

You should:

  • Commission an electrical installation condition report (BS 7671)

  • Select a suitably qualified and competent contractor (ECA or NICEIC) approved

  • Train staff on correct use of electrical equipment

  • Ensure plant or equipment O&M manuals are available

  • Complete PAT testing for portable appliances

  • Ensure annual plant and equipment checks

  • Keep records for the full life cycle of the building

Vector will:

  • Complete a comprehensive electrical installation condition report

  • Highlight any areas of concern that do not conform and how to make safe and compliant

Legal duties

HASWA 1974, Electricity at Work Regulation 1989, BS 7671 Amendment 3: 2015.