Electrical Safety Checks and Certificates

All electrical safety testing, checks and inspections of fixed wire installations are carried out in the same way – through an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). When an electrician visits your home or business to carry out this report, they’ll test the permanent wiring throughout the property i.e. every electrical circuit.

The EICR documents all of the findings made during the electrical inspection, including any safety issues that make your installations non-compliant with IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671. These electrical safety checks are different from PAT testing, which is used for your portable appliances.

We have a large team of electricians who work throughout Central London, the 32 boroughs, and parts of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Kent, and Sussex. They’re fully qualified to test and issue electrical safety certificates, and always work to the latest regulations.

From homes and tenanted properties to commercial and industrial locations, we provide certificates that show your commitment to electrical safety. They also help landlords to meet their legal obligations.

Remedial repairs

Not every company will repair the problems found during the electrical safety checks. At Aspect, we can provide an EICR and then offer a fixed-price quote for the remedial repairs. In many cases, we can perform these repairs on the same day as the report – updating your EICR to show compliance right away and at no extra cost.

Helping to improve safety levels

All electrical installations degrade with time. The rate of deterioration depends on the installations and how they’re used, but even flicking a switch several times a day could loosen its connections over time. Problems can also come from damp conditions and rodents chewing on the wires. Electrical safety checks give a qualified expert the chance to test your system in detail, and ensure consumer units, sockets, light fittings and more comply with today’s electrical safety standards.

Electrical safety checks for landlords

By law, landlords must have an up-to-date EICR for rented properties. While this usually means a new EICR every five years, most letting agents seem to ask for an EICR before a change in tenancy. We help landlords comply with the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, ensuring they have the electrical certification to satisfy their obligations. If you’re a landlord and an accident occurs on your property due to a faulty installation, and an EICR wasn’t carried out, then you may be held responsible. Electric safety certificates show authorities you’ve done your part to maintain the electrical system.

Tenants can also ask you for a copy of the report, which you’ll then have to provide in 28 days.

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Customer reviews

  • I found it easy to arrange an appointment and customer services were extremely helpful. The electrician arrived on time, and carried out a full electrical inspection, his approach and manner was friendly and professional. I would definitely recommended this company to anyone.

    Nicholas, Edmonton, N9

  • Very quick response to my request for an electrical safety test.

    Phil, Marylebone, W1U

  • Such an amazing service, from booking to job completion! The electrician was extremely professional and informative. Will be recommending to friends and family. Great job!

    Matthew, Croydon, CR0

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What you get from Aspect

  • Experienced & vetted tradespeople
  • 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
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge

We won’t charge you for

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

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 are members 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 (BS7671) Requirements for Electrical Installations.

All our electricians are vetted and trade accredited experts, and can provide friendly, knowledgeable advice without pushing for a sale. Instead, we only make suggestions based on safety standards.

Electrical safety certificates for homeowners

Electrical safety certificates aren’t a legal requirement for homeowners, but that doesn’t make them unimportant. A detailed inspection is the only way to confirm that a fixed installation at your property is safe, and it clarifies any remedial work needed. Having a valid safety certificate is usually a condition of home insurance policies too.

Your family home is the most important place in the world, so guard against risk with an EICR. The report highlights any safety concerns, which our electricians can then put right to ensure your home complies with regulations.

How often do I need an EICR?

For most people, the type of property they own won’t affect how often they renew their electrical safety certificates. Instead, it only affects whether or not an EICR is legally required. The frequency of electric safety checks only varies for commercial sites. For example, an industrial property may need an EICR every three years, but a swimming pool will need one annually.

Homeowners

  • Once every five years (recommended)
  • Before selling a property
  • Before buying a previously occupied home
  • If there’s a potential issue

Landlords of tenanted properties:

  • Every five years by law, unless otherwise stated
  • If your letting agent requires an EICR
  • If there’s a potential issue

Commercial property owners:

  • Every five years if you have tenants
  • If you believe there may be a problem
  • Dependent on the usage of the property

An Aspect electrician can discuss how often you should get an electrical safety check based on the age of your fixed wire electrical installations.

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.

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