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Craig Saunders

Christchurch, Dorset



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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  • Monday: 08:00-16:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00-16:00
  • Wednesday: 08:00-16:00
  • Thursday: 08:00-16:00
  • Friday: 08:00-16:00
  • Saturday: 08:00-14:00
  • Sunday: Closed

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Customers Reviews


Quality 94.7%

Reliability 97%

Price 94.1%

Schedule 97%

Behaviour 97.6%

Cleanliness 97.6%


Exceptional service! Craig was professional, friendly and explained every step taken to ensure we were well informed. I’ve had a few terrible experiences with other tradesmen in the industry who should take a leaf out of Craig’s book. Highly recommended!

Kamlesh H.


Efficient prompt service. Once booked confirmation text and email sent. Text before his arrival and very Covid aware.

Michele M.


Vanessa G.


Great job and reliable.

Stephen B.


Brilliant service

josy g.


Mehmet Ali E.


Craig is really good at all aspects, patient and explained everything to me.

Na W.


This appointment was easily arranged online and Craig turned up as arranged, giving me a 10 minute warning that he was on his way. He did his job efficiently and quietly, and the Certificate was emailed to me within a day of the inspection. Recommended!

Patrick S.


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Yvonne J.


Most impressed.

Josie H.


Craig was a pleasure to have in our house. He arrived on time and explained clearly what he was going to do. He was friendly and approachable and i will would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Thank you Craig for a great job and experience.

Steve B.


What a super chap. Full marks all round.

Jeremy G.


Great stuff

John G.


Rue N.


So good

John G.


Great service, turned up on time, nice guy. Only improvement would be to get the certificate quicker, however it did arrive in the time frame specified of 2-5 days. Would recommend this chap, and would be happy for him to do future work.

Kev T.


Really impressed with Craig and the work completed. He went the extra mile to explain what he was looking at and what might be possible regarding my future requirements. I would have no hesitation in contracting him for future installation or maintenance work.

Neil G.


Very professional and great service. Would recommend.

Mike C.


Hi, You need to know that Craig was not allowed entry to my flat by the tenant as I am in the process of trying to get a possession order and get her out. Craig tried and I was there too, he was polite and did what he could but she just wasn't going to allow access. We had to abandon the test on advice from my solicitor. I would like to use Craig again once the flat is empty to have the test done. Thanks, Karen Steele.

Karen S.


Very good reliable service

Carol H.


Great tradesmen and I was late for appointment, luckily flat was empty, so I didn’t delay him to much. He was great.

Colin I.


I would highly 5 star recommend Craig on all the above - quality, price, behaviour, reliability, schedule and cleanliness. Craig telephoned me the night in London before he went to the house I rent in Bournemouth. There was a slight problem with a light in the bathroom which I was not surprised to hear which he returned to and sorted at my requested (they had given the appointment to another engineer). He was highly polite but one point - I speak with an Irish accent (Dublin) and hate being asked where are you from? i.e. I been here since 1971!

Therese (landlady) C.


Arrived on time. Professional and gave useful advice.

David M.


Good service and always called and confirm the time before the arrival

Andy Z.


Excellent service and great communication. Thank you!

Petko G.


Very professional and quick service. Highly recommended

Szilard L.


good service all in one friendly staff will use again in future if you bring on other products would be good



Craig was excellent explained everything clearly. Only thing i was disappointed in was the price to fit an earthing cable- £170 for something where the materials would have cost approximately £20 and took only 90minutes to fit!! Otherwise all good

John G.


Craig was very satisfactory. He did well. But I cannot print my certificate and request him to send by post.

Ruth S.


was told £600 to do 6 hr work, got someone else in who did it £250 cheaper and it took less than 2 hrs

tony j.


I am being asked to write a review even though I cancelled this service several weeks ago! I can say that I did receive my refund promptly though.

Susan C.

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