Periodic Inspection Report (EICR) Electrician

What do your EICR codes mean?

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Our electricians at Definitive Electrical provide electrical safety inspections across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire week in, week out. Whether to aid a house sale or to assist a domestic landlord in adhering to safety regulations, these inspections check whether the electrics of the property are safe for those who live in or visit the property.

What happens during an EICR?

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As NICEIC registered electricians, we carry out many electrical safety checks (otherwise known as EICRs or Electrical Installation Condition Reports) in homes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Mostly we are instructed to carry out these inspections by homeowners who are selling their homes and are requested to demonstrate the safety of their electrics.

A Guide to EICRs for Landlords

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Here at Definitive Electrical we have noticed an increase in calls from landlords, unsure of how regularly they need to obtain safety certificates (or EICRs) for their rented properties. Because we have a commitment to providing accurate and easy-to-understand information to our customers, covering all aspects of electrical installations and safety, we decided it was time to provide a quick guide to the regulations surrounding electrical installations for landlords.  

Electrician

Electrician

According to the oxford dictionary the definition of an electrician is “a person whose job is to connect, repair, etc. electrical equipment”

Sounds pretty straightforward right?

Some would be fooled into thinking that it's an easy job, and that anybody can turn their hand to some electrical maintenance and whilst some minor electrical repairs are not illegal, they are not recommended either.  

A Guide to RCD's (residual current device)

A Guide to RCD's (residual current device)

In these strange times, we are all spending a lot more time at home and if we are lucky enough, in the garden.  But how can we make sure the places we want to relax in are as safe as possible?
The past few years have seen around 8,500 admissions to hospital for gardening or DIY related accidents a year.  Lawnmowers and electric tools are at the top of the offenders list.
Electric mowers and other power tools should always be used with an RCD which will cut off the power quickly in the event of an accident.