A Periodic Inspection or Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical fixed wiring installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.
A Periodic Inspection Report is a check of the fixed electrical wiring circuits in a property to ensure that they are safe and performing well. The report you receive includes details of defects and assesses the performance of the electrical system against the UK standards of safety for electrical installations. These are set out in BS (British Standard) 7671: 2008 (IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition).
The Electrical Periodic Inspection Report details any areas where the installation falls short of the standard whether it is due to poor workmanship, age of the system and materials, or other causes. It then includes a list of recommended repairs or actions needed to make the installation safe or bring it up to standard.