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Every five years we carry out something called an ‘Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)’. It’s a fancy name for an electrical safety check of your home. Not only does this keep you safe, but it also makes sure any electrical installations in your home as in a good and safe condition.

Why do I need an inspection?

The most important reason is to keep you, your family, or anyone else you live with safe. If any of your electrical installation is damaged, it could cause serious illness or even death. That’s why it’s really important that you report any damage to electrical fixtures and fittings such as switches and sockets to us so that we can come by and repair it as soon as possible.

What happens during the inspection?

We employ a company called Ashley & McDonough to carry out the inspections for us. Their engineers are fully qualified to make sure your installation is well-maintained and running efficiently and safely.

They will arrange an appointment to visit your home. If you need to change the appointment, please call them on 01514 306 191.

The inspection should take 3-4 hours. If, during the inspection, anything is found to be unsafe, it will be immediately rectified or made safe, then dealt with at a return visit.

If any of the electrical fixtures or fittings have been damaged on purpose you may be recharged the costs of any work required to put right.

Once the engineer is happy that everything is safe and working well, they will complete the visit and send us the report from the inspection.

We have an Electrical Safety Policy which sets out what you can expect

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