top of page
ECA Accredited Electrician
NICEIC Approved Contractor
Register Competent person
Electrical Testing

TEST Electrician. FAQs

Our FAQs Page may answer some of your questions, If you can't find an answer the please just give us a call, we will do everything possible to help you

TEST Electrician Logo

Your NICEIC Certificates, EICR, Testing & Inspections questions answered

Message TEST Electrician

What can we help you with?

Thanks we'll be in touch shortly.

What is electrical testing, and why is it important? •Electrical testing involves assessing the safety and functionality of electrical systems. It is crucial for identifying potential hazards and ensuring compliance with safety standards.

Why do I need a NICEIC certificate for my property? Having a NICEIC certificate provides assurance that your electrical installations meet the required standards for safety and quality, which is especially important when selling or renting a property.

How often should I have an EICR conducted on my property? The frequency of EICRs depends on the type of property. For commercial and industrial properties, it is typically recommended every 5 years, while domestic properties may have longer intervals.

What is electrical testing, and why is it important? Electrical testing involves assessing the safety and functionality of electrical systems. It is crucial for identifying potential hazards and ensuring compliance with safety standards.

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)? An EICR is a detailed inspection and testing of the electrical installation within a property. It identifies any defects or potential issues and provides a recommendation for remedial work.

What is the difference between a commercial EICR and an industrial EICR? Commercial EICRs are for non-industrial business premises, while industrial EICRs are specifically for larger industrial facilities. The scope and complexity of the electrical systems inspected may differ.

Empty Factory

Can I conduct electrical testing and inspection myself? It is recommended to hire a qualified and registered electrician for electrical testing and inspection to ensure accurate assessments and compliance with regulations.

Can I use a non NICEIC registered electrician for electrical testing? While it's not mandatory, hiring a NICEIC registered electrician ensures that the work is carried out by a competent professional who adheres to industry standards and regulations.

How can I prepare for an EICR at my property? Clear access to electrical installations is essential. Ensure the electrician can easily access distribution boards, sockets, and other relevant components.

Is a NICEIC certificate required for homebuyers and sellers? While not legally required, having a NICEIC certificate can enhance the property's marketability and provide peace of mind to potential buyers regarding the electrical safety of the home.

What are the consequences of not having an EICR for my premises? Without an EICR, you risk undetected electrical faults that could lead to dangerous situations, decreased property value, and potential legal issues when selling or renting.

How can I verify if an electrician is NICEIC registered? You can check the NICEIC website or contact NICEIC directly to verify an electrician's registration status. Registered electricians should provide their registration details for confirmation.

How long is a NICEIC certificate valid? NICEIC certificates are typically valid for a specified period, often between one to five years. It is important to check the certificate's expiration date and schedule retesting as needed to maintain compliance.

What is the typical cost of electrical testing and inspection? Costs vary based on factors such as the type and size of the property. It's recommended to obtain quotes from qualified electricians for accurate pricing.

Test Electrician Manchester carry out all work to the highest standards, to each individual customers requirements and at highly competitive and affordable rates.

Our Commercial Testing have more than 30 years experience as professional and reputable electricians in and around the Greater Manchester areas.

Our Commercial Testing have also generated an envious reputation as Electricians due to the quality of our work, together with our expert status.

EICR Guide for Landlords

EICR Guide for Local Authorities

EICR Guide for Tenants

bottom of page