Electrical Installation Condition Report | things to know

It’s common for the insurance companies to ask you to have your electrical installation condition report or installation report handy. 

In most cases you’d have ideally got few quotes and probably gone ahead with the cheapest London Electricians or your local Electrician from your list of electricians. 

Fingers crossed you are one of the luckiest ones that didn’t get a knock on the door from HSE one fine morning stating you may be facing a prosecution ( in an extreme situation) . 

But what are the odds for you not getting one? To be honest it can vary. Especially it’s down to you as the report would ideally have highlighted the faults that have been identified and what needs to be done. 

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Electrical Installation Condition Report | the stages

Here’s what happens during the conditional reporting stages

1. Usually an electrician or test engineer would inspect and carry out a test to provide you an Electrical Installation Condition report. They’d also highlight a list of recommendations derived out of the test. 

2. All corrective works carried that’re followed would be supported with relevant certificate or worksheets.

Within the initial report and supplementary minor work documentation this is sufficient to indicate HSE that you’re doing your bits to ensuring a safe working environment. 

Electrical Installation Condition Report | Things to bear in mind

Remember to check with the testing engineer / electrician the following:

1. The quotation is correct for the highlighted work. 

2. A schedule of work outlining how and when the work would be done.

 

Summary

As long as you’ve taken the action ensure that you’ve followed through with the recommended works highlighted by the testing engineer / London electrician (or your local electrician), you should have the peace of mind but again do the checks just to be sure. 

Lighting

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Switch off standby

Simply turning all your appliances off standby mode can save around £30 a year. It is also important to turn everything off at the plug when you are not using it – including chargers which continue to use electricity when they aren’t charging. Have more questions? Contact us and one of our expert London electricians would be in touch to help you further.