An Electrical Safety Certificate is provided once a full Electrical Installation Check has been carried out and any required repairs have been completed.
In order for the electrician to be able to produce the final Electrical Safety Certificate a full Electrical Installation Check is performed on the property.
During this check the mains electrical power supply will need to be disconnected for safety reasons and also to be able to apply the correct tests to the relevant electrical circuits.
It must be carried out by a qualified electrician who has a good working knowledge and experience of electrical installations.
Depending on the size of the property the Electrical Installation Check could take anything from a couple of hours to a full day.
Please note that the Final Electrical Safety Certificate will be provided once all required repairs (if applicable) have been completed.
The five main aims of an Electrical Installation Condition Report are:
To record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe).
To find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it.
To find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations.
To help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures.
To provide an important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.