An electrical installation condition report is, as its title indicates, provides an assessment of the in-service condition of an electrical installation against the requirements of the edition of BS 7671 current at the time of the inspection, irrespective of the age of the installation.
The report is also required to include a record of the inspection and the results of testing. The report provides a formal declaration that the details recorded, including the observations and recommendations, and the completed schedules of inspection and test results, give an accurate assessment of the condition of the electrical installation at the time it was inspected.The main purpose of periodic inspection and testing is to detect so far as is reasonably practicable, and to report on, any factors impairing or likely to impair the safety of an electrical installation.
The aspects to be covered include all of the following:
- Safety of persons against the effects of electric shock and burns
- Protection against damage to property by fire and heat arising from an installation defect
- Confirmation that the installation is not damaged or deteriorated so as to impair safety
- Identification of non-compliances with the current edition of BS 7671, or installation defects, which may give rise to danger.
- Wear and tear
- Damage and deterioration
- Excessive loading
- External influences
- Suitability (taking account of any changes in use or building extensions etc).
We look for: