Dead Tests on EICRs

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  • Christian Jones
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    Hi all,

    Ive had a quick search and could not see anything previously discussed but was hoping for your views on dead tests and whether the EICR can be accepted as safe for continued use without the live tests.

    Industry guidance states the Report is only valid if a schedule of inspections and a schedule of Test results are appended, and the Report is invalid if any of the schedules identified in section 10 are missing.

    Would love to hear your thoughts,

    Thanks,

    Chris

    Paul Simpson
    Participant

    Hi Christian. We have an agreed limitation for Zs to calculated on all circuits except socket circuits. However we would not accept a ECIR unless all other live tests had been completed.

    Hope that helps

    Christian Jones
    Participant

    Thanks Paul so in the case of a void property would you have to wait until the new tenant has moved in and restored power before the EICR could be completed.

    Terry Farrow
    Participant

    Evening All. If only dead tests are carried out. That would suggest Ze, Ipf, Zs and RCD tests remain outstanding. Zs can be calculated but without Ze thats not possible either. If the property is VOID, I assume on a key meter, we would need to top up the meter enough to ensure that Live tests are completed before Let. I wouldn’t accept an EICR as Satisfactory without those tests being completed.

    Christian Jones
    Participant

    Thanks Terry for the confirmation. I’m thinking we can either arrange power whilst void or isolate the consumer unit until power is restored by the new tenant.

    Steven Mcgovern
    Participant

    Hi Christian
    We reset all power on our voids before property is let so that electricians go in and can carry out full tests while void. This negates the need to arrange access after.
    On our 5yr Eicr’s if no power at time we carry out dead tests and rebook to complete within 1 month with an unsatisfactory test or get tenant to top up while dead rests carried out.
    Hope this helps

    Christian Jones
    Participant

    Thanks all we have used SSE to do this previously and have been approached by another company, Energy Angels ? has anyone used these ?

    Alexander Carle
    Participant

    We use Utilita as a default suppler to clear any debt and have live gas and electric supplies so we can carry out safety checks during the void and the property has live, safe supplies for the incoming tenant.

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