How do I get an EICR code?

How do I get an EICR code?

EICR Codes

  1. C1 = Danger Present (FAIL)
  2. C2 = Potentially Dangerous (FAIL)
  3. C3 = Improvement Recommended.
  4. FI = Further Investigation Required (FAIL)
  5. N/V = Not Verified (Unable to verify)
  6. N/A = Not Applicable.
  7. LIM = Limitation (Not tested or inspected)

Is a C2 a fail on EICR?

Unsatisfactory EICR Report Codes C1 and C2 attract an unsatisfactory report rating and you must have these defects rectified in order to demonstrate compliance. A report could also be classed as unsatisfactory if the only fault codes are FI.

What is the code for no RCD protection?

BPG4 recommends that the EICR code for no RCD in this instance would be a C3 – IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDED. Be aware that a lot of electricians will code this as a C2 – POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS if there is no supplementary bonding.

Can any electrician do EICR?

Only registered electricians should carry out an EICR.

What should I write in general conditions of installation?


What does C3 mean on EICR?

Improvement Recommended
A Code 3 (C3) observation means ‘Improvement Recommended’. This code means that a non-compliance with the current safety standard has been revealed. While this does not present immediate or potential danger, it would result in a significant safety improvement if remedied.

Is a C3 satisfactory?

A C3 code does not mean the installation is unsafe and should not impose a requirement to have work carried out on the owner. Where there are only C3 observations listed, this will result in a satisfactory EICR being issued.

Is RCD mandatory for EICR?

If the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is Satisfactory then you do not need to replace the consumer unit, even if it does not have RCD protection. RCDs are only required by law in new builds, additions/alterations or rewires.

Do all circuits need to be RCD protected?

Separate RCD protection is not necessarily required for each circuit of an installation but, in order to minimize the likelihood and consequences of tripping, a single (‘front end’) RCD should not be used to protect all the circuits. Regulation number(s):

Can I do my own EICR?

Please note: An EICR report must be carried out by a qualified Electrician, this is to ensure they are competent to understand the required periodic codes for an EICR.

Who can carry out an EICR 2021?

registered electricians
EICRs can only be carried out by registered electricians with the relevant skills and competencies.

How do I manually initiate an EICR?

An eICR can also be manually initiated by a clinician if they suspect the presence of a reportable condition. If manually initiated, the clinician should record the reason for sending the eICR for public health awareness.

What do you think of the new EICR’s?

I think the new EICR’s are a much more logical approach and record of a testing and inspection job and act as a good check list for electricians undertaking the work

Where can I find additional XML support files for eicrs?

Additional XML support files (such as example files, stylesheets and the Schematron validation files) can be downloaded by clicking the green code button at this GitHub link (external link). There are also some test eICRs that are available on the EHR Implementers – Test Packages page.

What is the difference between eicrs and EHRs?

While an eICR can be created and sent directly from an EHR system, it can also be created in an EHR and sent through a designee of clinical care, such as a Health Information Network (HIN) or Exchange (HIE). eICRS are securely received and processed on behalf of the provider organizations from which they originate.