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
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
Complete a comprehensive electrical installation condition report
Highlight any areas of concern that do not conform and how to make safe and compliant
HASWA 1974, Electricity at Work Regulation 1989, BS 7671 Amendment 3: 2015.