The Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) replaces the Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) when BS7671:2008, incorporating amendment No1:2011 comes into action on January 1 2012. The EICR is said to be very time consuming as there are 62 items to be checked within the inspection schedule.
The main difference between the EICR and the previous PIR is section K observations with its classification codes C!,C2 and C3and the rather enlarged Inspection Schedule which supports the observations.
CODE 1 - There is danger present, risk of injury and immediate remedial action required.
CODE 2 - There is potential danger present and urgent remedial work is required.
CODE 3 - Improvement is recommended
Such items which are proven CODE 1 must be made safe immediately but where this is not practical the owner or user must be given written notice as a matter of urgency.
Each item inspected has two columns for the recording of the result. The outcome and the CODE.
Acceptable condition tick
Unacceptable condition C1 or C2
Improvement recommended put C3
Not verified NV
Not applicable NA