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 Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Reports

(formerly known as PIR / Periodic Inspection Reports)
 


The purpose of the domestic electrical installation condition reports is:- 
 

to determine that the electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition

 for continued service so far as is reasonably practicable

 

The report used to known as a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) but following the latest amendment to the wiring regulations (BS7671) it has been superseded by a new report - the Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report.Here we give some details of what it is about .

Why do I need an electrical installation condition  report?

You may need a condition report for a number of reasons, such as when selling or buying a property. Or, you may need a report to find out the condition of an installation after a flood or fire, or at the end of the period recommended in a previous electrical certificate or report.

The five main aims of a condition report are to:*

1.  Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe);
2. Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it;
3. Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IEE Wiring Regulations;
4. Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures, which can lead to deaths, burns, fires and other injuries;
5. Provide an important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection and testing in the future.

What is involved

For a typical 3 bedroom house it will take half a day in the home to carry out the necessary inspection & testing. For much of that time all the power to the house will be switched off & at times a long lead will be run around the house. There is an element of "dead" testing with the power off & an element of "live" testing with the power switched on. However a lot of the work is about inspecting the electrical installation. For this a sample of sockets, lights & switches will be removed and inspected for correct wiring, signs of damge, overheating etc. The consumer unit/fusebox will be througly inspected to see that the correct circuit protection is in place for the circuits used.
 
What is in the report
 
The electrical installation is inspected against the current version of BS7671 & any observations from this are given a code as indicate below.
  • Code C1 - Danger Present (risk of injury & immediate remdial action is required

 

  •  Code C2 - Potentially Dangerous (urgent remedial action required)

 

  • Code C3 Improvement Required (whilst there is no immediate or potential danger there is room for improvement to make the installation safer)
 

There will be an overall summary for the report & if any Code C1 or C2's are reported then the electrical installation will be deemed unsatisfactory.

 

 

Testing of portable appliances


Inspection and testing of electrical appliances, often called portable appliance testing (PAT), is not included in this report however this service can be provided by CPJ Eletrics (please click here for further info)



* Source: Courtesy of Electrical Safety Council

 

What could happen if you do not have the electrical installation of your property regularly inspected.

 

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Charvil Customer - inspection report

 

We were very pleased with the work done by Chris - initially a home electrical survey then some follow up work. Chris was reliable and thorough, taking the time to explain his findings in simple terms that we could understand, and following up with an email of the findings and recommendations for improvement. The house was left clean and tidy and we will definitely use Chris again in the future. Highly recommended.

 

Maidenhead customer - inspection report & consumer unit upgrade

 

Electrical checking, RCD consumer unit change, sinking wall sockets.
Exceptional, prompt service throughout, very good detailed explanations of work being carried out, accurate estimates. Extremely helpful and reliable.

 

Wokingham Customer - inspection report

 

“Chris initially conducted a new home electrical survey which he costed and explained his results with the aid of photos. He was able to clarify any queries and explain his recommendations in a straight forward manner. Chris then installed a new consumer unit, installed some downlighters and made other necessary safety amendments. Good value, left the house spotless and was really friendly/helpful. We highly recommend this company and will be calling them back for other jobs in the near future”