Electrical Testing & Inspection Services Cannock
Inspection and Testing
Electrical Installation Certificates (EICs) and Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificates (MEIWCs) provide you, as the person responsible for the safety of an electrical installation, with a declaration that the new installation, or alteration or addition, is safe to use at the time it was put into service.
The EIC will indicate whether the electrical work that has been carried out is:
- New - where the whole installation has been installed as new if a complete rewire has been carried out.
- Addition - applies if an existing installation has been modified by adding one or more new circuits.
- Alteration - applies where one or more existing circuits have been modified or extended (for example to add a socket), or items such as a consumer unit (fusebox) and switching equipment have been replaced.
An EIC must be issued for all new electrical installations. It may also be required for an alteration or addition to the installation – depending upon whether or not a new circuit has been installed. Where an alteration or addition is carried out but does not include a new circuit, a MEIWC or an EIC may be used.