Inspection & Testing

Electrical Installation Condition Report


For safety and peace of mind we recommend that an inspection is carried out regularly. Electrics deteriorate with use and age – and electricity can be deadly. So it’s vital that people aren’t put at risk.


It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure
that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be safe. After
the Electrical Installation Condition Report has been carried out our electrician will
estimate the time of when the next report should be carried out, this is usually around 5
years, but all depends on the condition of the installation.


Other instances when an EICR should be carried out are, if a property is
being let out or before selling a property or when buying a previously occupied property. We
will provide you with a clear and detailed report with any identified faults, deterioration and of course any non compliance with the required regulations We will also be happy to provide you with a free no obligation estimate if any works are required.


What is the aim of a condition report?

The five main aims of a condition report are:

  1. 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)

  2. Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it

  3. Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations

  4. Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures

  5. Provide and important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.

With SB Electrical you can have peace of mind that your work is going to be carried out correctly and to current standards. Our engineers are fully qualified NICEIC approved to the latest 18th edition regulations.

PAT Testing

Electrical appliances start off life perfectly safe, but over time they can deteriorate to such an extent that there is a real risk of electric shock to a user or the appliance catching fire. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) ensures electrical appliances are safe to be used (much like an MOT checks your car is safe to be driven).

In Scotland all workplaces must make sure electrical appliances are safe to be used; various regulations stipulate that appliances must be maintained to a safe level, who is responsible and what must be done. Providing an electrical appliance that is not safe is not complying with the law.

PAT testing is a way of maintaining electrical appliances and it

  • Reduces the risk of fires

  • Prevents users getting an electric shock

  • Is a legal requirement in the workplace


Why do we do Appliance Testing? 

Portable Appliance Testing (aka PAT testing) will find faults in electrical appliances that may otherwise go unnoticed if you don’t have a suitable maintenance system in place; if someone gets an electric shock because you did nothing to prevent it you will be held accountable by law.

Many insurance companies now stipulate portable appliance testing as a necessary condition on most businesses; if there was a fire the insurance company would want evidence that regular PAT testing had been carried out, to determine a settlement.

What is a “Portable Appliance”? 

A portable appliance is any electrical appliance that has a plug on it – whether you can move it makes no difference. To be ‘Portable‘ means to be able to un-plug it.

What does the law say?

The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) require electrical systems to be maintained so that they are safe during use; this includes the mains wiring and electrical appliances. We can help you to ensure both your portable appliances, and fixed wiring installation remain safe to be used.

Portable appliance testing confirms whether an electrical appliance is safe, whilst fixed installation testing confirms whether the wiring in a building is safe.

Contact now for a FREE quotation for PAT testing