Electrical Safety Certificates

When most people want to know about getting an electrical safety certificate for a property, they actually need an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). If a problem is found you’ll be informed and we’ll give you a fixed price quote for the work needed to bring it up to the standards required. We would aim to have this type of remedial work completed the same day.

We have a large team of electricians who work throughout London. They’re all qualified to inspect and test electrical installations and issue the appropriate safety certificates. Whether you need an electrical safety certificate issued for a domestic, commercial or industrial premise, we can help.

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Our guarantee and accreditations

We’re fully trade accredited. Aspect is registered with NICEIC as an Approved Contractor and Domestic Installer. We’re registered with TrustMark for our electrical work, and we’re a member of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). In addition, the Aspect Guarantee covers our tradesmen’s workmanship for up to 12-months.

When you book an Aspect electrician you can count on getting the professional expertise you’re looking for. Our electricians will check the condition of your fixed wire installation according to British Standard BS 7671 “Requirements for Electrical Installations”.All our electricians are vetted and trade accredited experts.

What is an EICR safety certificate?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), used to be referred to as a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR). People sometimes refer to them as landlord safety certificates or pre-purchase surveys. The primary difference is that an EICR is a thorough physical test and a pre-purchase survey is just a visual inspection.

An EICR covers fixed wire installations only. This is the electrical wiring throughout a property. The testing of portable appliances, which plug into fixed wire installations, is done separately.

More details on Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Over time the condition of electrical installation can deteriorate. The rate at which they deteriorate depends on how they are being used. Electrical installations therefore need to be inspected and tested regularly to check they are still safe to use.

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What you get from Aspect

  • Experienced & vetted tradesmen
  • 24-hour availability for all trades
  • Dedicated Service Support Manager
  • Aspect Guarantee on workmanship
  • Peace of mind from trade accreditation

Occasional extra costs

  • Parts and materials used
  • Collection of parts and materials

We won’t charge you for

  • Cost of parking
  • Fuel or travel time
  • Congestion Charge

Do I need an electrical safety certificate?

In most cases, having an up-to-date electrical safety certificate is not a legal requirement. However, there are legal requirements for landlords of tenanted properties and businesses to ensure a safe living or working environment.

An EICR is the only way of confirming a fixed wire installation at a property is safe. Therefore, if an accident occurs as a result of a faulty electrical installation, and an EICR hasn’t been recently carried out, the landlord or business owner could be held responsible.

Having an up-to-date electrical safety certificate is usually a condition of insurance policies too.

How often do I need an electrical safety certificate?

The type of property and how the fixed wire installations are being used determines the recommended frequency for having an EICR.

Homeowners

  • Recommended every 10-years
  • Before selling a property
  • Before buying a property (previously-occupied)
  • If a problem is suspected

Tenanted properties

  • Required at every change of tenancy
  • Maximum of 5-years from previous EICR
  • If a problem is suspected

Commercial properties

  • Completely dependent on the type of property and the usage
  • If a problem is suspected

An Aspect electrician will be able to recommend how often an EICR should be carried out at a property based on the age of the fixed wire installation.

Account customers

We have a dedicated team of account handlers to support multi-site customers and commercial properties: Restaurants, Bars, Offices, Retail, Landlords, Letting Agencies, Hotels, Schools, Embassies, Care Homes and more