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Just how often does an EICR need carrying out?

  by Admin

How often does an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) need to be carried out? 





We get asked this question a lot, so we thought it would be a good idea to try our best to answer it!

The interval between EICR is mainly affected (but limited to!) the following: -


  • The type of electrical installation

  • The use of the electrical installation

  • Any external influences to which it is subjected

  • Quality and / or frequency of maintenance

  • Are there any existing or previous certificates / condition reports?


Here are some of the most popular types of electrical installation and the maximum period between the EICR being carried out.


Industrial -                      3 Years

Commercial -                  5 Years or change of occupancy

Offices -                          5 Years

Retail -                            5 Years

Domestic -                      10 Years

Rented accommodations - 5 Years or change of occupancy


Here are some more types of electrical installation and maximum recommended period between inspections.


Hotels and restaurants - 5 Years

Places of worship - 5 Years

Community buildings - 5 years

Public entertainment places - 3 Years

Leisure centres (excluding swimming pools) - 3 Years

Cinemas - 1 to 3 Years

Laboratories - 5 Years


Not sure which category or type of electrical installation you have?

email the team here and we will do our best to help!



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