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What is tested in an EICR?

A qualified electrician carrying out an EICR will inspect and test the electrical circuits and installations within a building are correctly installed, safe and well maintained. That means identifying overloaded systems, risks of electric shock, fire hazards, defective electrical works, lack of correct earthing.

The following will be tested:

  • Consumer unit (fuse box)
  • Wiring
  • Earthing arrangements
  • Electrical sockets
  • Light fittings and switches