Electrical Condition Report

Elex UK Ltd offers Electrical Condition Reports in Enfield, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Southgate, Hadley Wood, Cockfosters and all of the North London Area.

A Condition Report (previously known as a Periodic Inspection) is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.

A Condition Report (Periodic Inspection) will:

  • reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
  • find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
  • identify any defective DIY electrical work
  • highlight any lack of earthing or bonding

Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.

Why is an Electrical Condition Report (Periodic Inspection) needed?

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.

When is an Electrical Condition Report (Periodic Inspection) needed?

It is recommended that a Condition Report and testing is carried out:

  • When a property is being prepared to be let (or every 5 years if it has a current Periodic Electrical inspection and it is currently let.)
  • prior to selling a property or when buying a previously occupied property

Who should undertake an Electrical Condition Report?

Periodic inspections should be carried out by a competent electrician who is registered by an approved governing body. All of the periodic Inspections that we conduct are carried out by our in-house NICEIC registered Engineers who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the industry

What happens during an Electrical Condition Report?

The electrician will check the electrical installation against the requirements of BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations ( IEE Wiring Regulations) – as amended, which is the national safety standard for electrical installations, and contains around 850 Regulations.

What is an Electrical Condition Report?

A periodic inspection report (PIR) is a formal method of recording the findings of the periodic inspection, on at least three pages for domestic installations and six pages for larger installations.

The main purpose of a PIR is to report on the safety condition of an existing installation. Box E on page 1 of the Periodic Inspection Report will describe the overall condition as either ‘satisfactory’, in which case no immediate remedial work is required, or ‘unsatisfactory’ which means remedial work is required to make the installation safe to use.

Where a PIR describes the installation as ‘unsatisfactory’, the next thing to look at is Box F on page 2 `Observations and Recommendations for Actions to be Taken’.

This is where any departures from BS 7671 are recorded, and a code to indicate the urgency of the action needed is given.

Code 1 Requires urgent attention
Code 2 Requires improvement
Code 3 Requires further investigation
Code 4 Does not comply with BS 7671

Code 1 indicates a dangerous, or potentially dangerous, a condition that requires urgent attention to make the installation safe. Once the necessary remedial work has been completed, an appropriate certificate should be issued to confirm that the remedial work has been carried out in accordance with BS 7671. The electrician will give a summary of the inspection in the report, which will give a clear indication of the condition of the electrical installation, taking into account all relevant circumstances.

What happens after an Electrical Condition Report?

If the report is satisfactory you will be given your document and no further action will be needed until your next report is due.

If the report recommends improvements to the installation, we will give you a no-obligation quotation for the remedial works to be carried out. If the remedial works are carried out by us you will also be given a free periodic certificate reflecting the changes that you have made and to outline that the periodic inspection has now been recognised as satisfactory.

Contact us today for a quotation.