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The EICR Shop

The EICR Shop division of TICS is dedicated to Landlords, Homebuyers and Property Sellers. We provide a very fast, cost effective turnaround on EICR’s and any subsequent remedial work where required. We operate across the whole UK and Northern Ireland. Our 200+ engineers are all fully qualified and experienced.

Our Standards

Our engineers and staff undergo rigorous training. Supervised by our NICEIC approved supervisors. We ensure that we provide the best possible service to our customers. We are also an approved operator of the OZEV Government grant scheme, approved by NICEIC, NAPIT, Trustmark and UKAS. We are insured to 10M public liability and 1M professional indemnity, You can be sure that you are in safe hands.

Our Prices

The volume we undertake enables us to keep our prices competitive whilst providing the highest level of technical standards and customer service. You get a Nationwide company and all the benefits; A full orchestra,  for the price of a one-man band ! On top of that we can give you 0% finance. Why book anywhere else ?

Electrical Installation Condition Reports, (EICR)

Test and Inspection of electrical installations and systems that conduct electricity around a building.
If you are a landlord, property owner, or a facilities manager, you are responsible for ensuring that your properties are electrically safe. This covers any installations in the property that supply electricity, electrical fixtures and fittings, and any appliances provided by you under the tenancy or lease. (PAT). You may know this document as an Electrical Certificate, an Electrical Report, an Electrical Test Certificate , an EICR Certificate, an Electrical Safety Certificate, An Electrical Inspection, an Electrical Inspection Report, But the correct name is an EICR- Electrical Installation Condition Report. And it must meet the current legal requirements. For a Rental property, as a minimum, an electrical safety inspection must be carried out at intervals of no more than 5 years from the date of the previous inspection. A copy of the most recent report must be provided to the relevant authorities upon request. Some properties require inspections every 3 years, or even 1. It is the responsibility of the property owner or management team to check which applies to the property they are responsible for.

Emergency Lighting testing

Providing illumination when normal power supply is disrupted due to power cuts or faults.

Emergency lighting is covered by British Standards BS 5266-1: 2011. If you are responsible for residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings, etc. then you are must have emergency lighting too. Please note that BS 5266-1: 2011 are the minimum standards required, it is advised that installations are to a higher calibre. Emergency lighting can be either: ‘Emergency escape lighting,’ ‘Standby lighting.’ ‘Escape route lighting,’ ‘Open area lighting,’ or ‘High risk task area lighting.’ They can also be either ‘Self-Contained,’ ‘Single Point,’ or ‘Central Battery Source’ operated. It is important to have a professional assess the specific needs for each installation. Emergency lighting systems should be visually inspected monthly for damage and annually, a full 3hr battery drain test needs to be conducted.

Thermal Imaging Survey

Identify problems before they cause safety issues, usually with no disruption of the power supply.

Infrared (thermal imaging) is a very modern, non-invasive technology that allows testing engineers to assess potential problems with the fixed wiring in buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. The reports and images created are just as important as the reports generated for traditional inspections. The beauty of utilising Thermal Imaging reports, is that the results are uniquely accurate and in some cases, essentially instant, so that any faults or issues that are not obvious to the naked eye, can be found and flagged quickly, and safely.

EIC Reports

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is the result of any periodic electrical test and inspection service.

EICRs must be kept for the lifetime of the installation they are related to. They should be available for any following inspections. We use MyDocs to safely and securely share our reports with you. It also means you can share any further documents with us too such as building certifications or floor plans, by simply uploading them to your customer portal. Your new EICR report will include such things as the items inspected and tested, the circuit details and test results, observations and recommendations and of course, full details of any problems, faults and issues that must be addressed. This helps you gain a full understanding of the state of the electrical installation, and what you need to do to ensure it is compliant with regulations. We also provide the full premises report service to include Electrical, Gas, Fire and Air Con certification.

Remedial Works

Electrical testing reports are NOT ‘pass certificates.’ Any problems found and itemised must be fixed immediately.

To ensure the ongoing integrity of any electrical installation within a building, any faults or issues must be fixed within a certain time frame, 28 days if a rental. These faults and issues are identified by such processes as ‘Fixed Wire Testing’ and a ‘Thermal Survey.’ The remedial work is necessary to address those problems and must be undertaken in compliance with safety rules and regulations. Remedial work can cover such things as: “damage, deterioration, defects and dangerous conditions within the installation.” You will receive your EICR report and it may contain ‘C1,’ ‘C2,’ or ‘C3’ codes, or ‘further investigation’ recommendations. C3 codes do not legally require action, but it is advised, whereas C1 and C2 do need action to be taken as they do mean that the relevant installation elements do not meet the correct standards and are therefore not compliant with Health and Safety legislation and/or are potentially dangerous.

Fire Safety.

A Fire alarm certificate is a mandatory inspection and should be carried out in accordance with BS5839. These regulations are part of the fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings; they cover design commissioning and maintenance.
Below is a guide to fire alarm inspections; these has been broken down into types of systems:

Grade A Fire Alarm system

Grade A fire alarm systems have the following requirements;

Smoke Detectors.

Heat Detectors.

Manual Call Points.

Central Control Panel.

They are usually found in a commercial property, but can also be installed in homes.

Grade D Fire Alarm System:

A Grade D fire alarm system is usually interlinked smoke/Heat alarms, this system can be found in most domestic properties.

A full test of the fire alarm system should be carried out every 6 months. The test should be carried out by a competent person. The fire alarm test should be carried out in accordance with BS5839 part 1 section 6. Once the test is completed it should be put in the log book. On completion of your fire alarm testing you should receive a fire alarm certificate.

Tests Carried Out

All smoke and heat detectors will be tested for functionality. Bells and sounders will be operated and assessed to ensure that they provide sufficient sound levels in all areas. Fire panels, their batteries and all cable joints where accessible will be checked for integrity and functionality.

Test Results

Asset Register (inventory of all items tested, together with locations)

Test Data (results of tests carried out on all detectors)

Detailed instructions to client regarding interim testing requirements and method of achieving them)

Log Book (document for client to record all interim routine tests and any remedial actions required and subsequently taken)