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The Electrical Inspector Ltd

Crawley, West Sussex

Over 20 years experience in electrical testing & inspection. We specialise in electrical installation condition reports (EICR). Fully qualified, Insured & a member of NAPIT: 61363


Appointment details

An EICR is a detailed electrical inspection of a property’s electrical installation where an in-depth report detailing any necessary remedial work is produced. During the appointment, your electrical engineer will complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical circuits on the property are in working order and are safe to use. Please note that the electrical engineer will need to disconnect the installation from the main electrical power supply for the inspection. Please note, it is your responsibility to plug appliances back in after your electrics have been tested (this includes your fridge/freezer). The entire onsite process will typically take up to two hours depending on the number of circuits on the property. Following the assessment, the Electrical Safety Certificate is emailed within 2-5 business days. 

As a landlord you are required by law to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this helps protect you from prosecution in the event that a tenant is harmed by faulty electrics in your property.

The frequency with which EICRs should be obtained varies depending on the kind of property. For rental properties, an EICR Testing is typically done every five years or at the start of a new tenancy. An EICR should only be done by a qualified electrician.

What does the inspection include?

  • The inspection includes the below checks if earthing and bonding is adequate
  • Whether light switches, fittings, sockets, and controls are suitable, serviceable, and protected -  replacement will be recommended if necessary
  • If earthing and bonding is adequate
  • If the wiring system is adequate and its current condition
  • If adequate identification and safety notices are available
  • The extent of any wear and tear, damage or deterioration
  • Whether there are any changes in the use of the premises which have led to, or may lead to, unsafe conditions

Appointment details

A Non-Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report is, as it states, a report rather than a certificate. It provides an assessment of the in-service condition of a commercial electrical installation against current requirements. During the appointment, the electrical engineer will complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical circuits on the property are in working order and safe to use. All lighting and lighting circuits will be assessed and a report on the findings will be logged. Typically a commercial EICR is a lot more in depth than a standard domestic report. For commercial properties, there may be operational limitations that the engineer will discuss with you first, such as shutting down any servers or phone lines that would impact a business. The engineer may ask for a sample rate which would detail what percent of sockets would be tested to begin with, and then should any faults occur with the sample size, the engineer may choose to increase the sample size (i.e, from 25% to 50%) to check for further faults. 

The entire onsite process can take from a few hours to a couple of days depending on the size of the property, especially for some larger commercial or industrial installations. Following the completion of the assessment, the Electrical Installation Condition Report is emailed within 2-5 business days. It is a legal requirement commercial properties are tested every 5 years and installations at industrial premises are tested at least every 3 years

As a landlord you are required by law to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this helps protect you from prosecution in the event that a tenant is harmed by faulty electrics in your property.

What you will need to do prior/during the appointment?

  • If you are not sure about the type and the quantity of the circuits please contact the engineer

  • Give permission to engineer to disconnect installation from the main electrical power supply for the inspection

Appointment details

Portable appliance testing, or PAT, involved the inspection of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. During the appointment, your selected professional electrical engineer will visit the property and complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical appliances on the property are in working order and are safe to use. All electrical appliances supplied by a flexible cable with either a plug and socket or a spur box to connect it to the fixed electrical installation are considered portable appliances or portable electrical equipment (PEE) and need to be tested, regardless of their size. Typical examples of PEE include kitchen equipment, including toasters, food mixers, kettles, refrigerators, microwave ovens and office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, and any  Extension leads are also regarded as portable appliances. The entire onsite process will typically take up to one hour depending on the number of appliances on the property. 

Although the law does not specifically state how often PAT testing should be performed, it is reasonable to at least have an inspection yearly. PAT testing is one of the most effective ways to minimize electric risks from faulty appliances.

What does the inspection include?

PAT testing includes visual checks for:

  • Damages to the flexible cable such as cuts, abrasions, trapped cables etc.
  • Damages to the plug, such as cracked case or bent pins
  • Illegal joints in the cable, such as taped joint
  • Any equipment being used in unsuitable conditions, such as wet or dusty environment
  • Any signs of overheating, such as stains or burns

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Working hours

  • Monday: 17:30-20:00
  • Tuesday: 17:30-20:00
  • Wednesday: 17:30-20:00
  • Thursday: 17:30-20:00
  • Friday: 17:30-20:00
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Very friendly and efficient. Good communications and timely arrival. Altogether excellent.

Stephen D.


Very happy with the service provided. Thank you.

Lisa N.


Very happy with the service provided. Thank you.

Lisa N.


Very pleased with the professional service. I would definitely recommend him

Wendy F.


Had an EICR report on my recently refurbished house which has also had new electrics fitted and this company identified numerous C1 and C2 faults and offered two wildly extortionate and different quotes to fix these supposed issues. Got a second EiCR report from another company and only a single C3 issue was identified.

T S.


Cheyne was excellent. Arrived on time; was extremely courteous and thorough; explained things to me when I had questions; and had the Electrical Installation Condition Report ready for me the next morning. Can't recommend him highly enough.

Dixe W.


eddie n.


Cheyne was professional throughout his visit. He was able to not only fix the problem, but have a general look at our electrics as we had not long moved in and gave us really good advice and insight into our electrics. He was very friendly and polite and was able to explain the issue we had in a clear way that even I could understand. I know who I’ll have on speed dial if any further issues come up.

Erin Z.


Cheyne did a great job doing a full installation for me. We converted my garage into a salon.

Emma W.


John M.


First thing is that he is always on time, reliable, providing explanations and advice and very professional. I will recommend him 100%...

Vicente R.


Very prompt, helpful and quick service to get the job done.

Rebecca D.


Courteous, on-time and communicated well. Would highly recommend.

Chanel B.


Cheyne offered an excellent service at an affordable price. We were very happy with his work.

Benny J.


I instructed The Electrical Inspector to carry out EICR'S for 4 of my rental properties. I was very impressed with the professional service I received. I would definitely use them again & I have already recommended them to a friend of mine.

Kate C.


Thomas G.


Very pleased with the service, advice & communication

Wendy F.


Good and professional service.

Lijuan L.


Cheyne was challenged with installing power to my summer house. What stood out the most, integrity, he delivered what he said he was going to. Top man, thanks.

Rob R.


Great service, all done very quickly!

Lydia G.


Cheyne did a great job for us. Exactly what we were after. On time, clear in communication and good quality work.

Michael T.


Cheyne is friendly, prompt and efficient. The EICR was sent the next day. Although some of the findings seemed a bit vague (maybe the fault of the process he has to follow) he was quick to respond to my queries. I would have no hesitation in using him again, or recommending him to others, for carrying out electrical safety inspections.

Vincent G.


Arrived on time and very friendly Got the job done promptly Managed to get my certificate in good time Would definitely use again!

Prashant P.


Excellent service

azzedine k.


Vania S.


Very please to have him to do the electrical test. Very efficient to identify and rectify faults. Reduce the cost of second time of testing. High quality of service, would highly recommend his services for any landlord who want to get the Electrical installation condition report done with very short notice.

Jun H.


Good experience. Arrived on time. A very efficient and professional service. Would definitely recommend and use again.

Lauren D.


Penny R.


Very nice guy, polite and very professional

Razmick A.


Excellent service! I don't usually write reviews but was impressed. Easy to book, no quibble about the price, professional and courteous. Would recommend.

Anastasia G.


Cheyenne was very polite and pleasant tidy worker. He talked me through the Report . In al he provided an excellent experience r

June C.


yes, very good apart from the fact I booked a 3:30pm appointment and her turned up at 2pm. It was lucky that the tenant was in

Frankie F.

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