Changes to Periodic Inspection Reporting

New regulations will come into force on 1st January 2012 and among the amendments is the inclusion of the new Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) replacing the Periodic Inspection Report.
Significant changes are due to come into force on 1st January 2012, regarding the 5 year fixed wiring inspections on commercial buildings.

Changes to the Periodic Inspection Report, which come into effect on 1st Jan 2012 represent a major shift from the 17th edition of the Wiring Regulations. The new report will be called the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and will contain new codes and definitions which will require action. The four observations within the old PIR were:

Code 1. Requires urgent attention
Code 2. Requires improvement
Code 3. Requires further investigation
Code 4. Does not comply with BS 7671:2008

The above have now been replaced by three new codes with the intention of making it clearer to companies what needs to be carried out and to help  make reporting more consistent between inspectors and making priorities clearer.

They are:
Code C1. Danger present - for example, bare live wires which can be easily touched
Code C2. Potentially dangerous - for example, RCD did not operate correctly when tested
Code C3. Improvements recommended - for example, no 30mA RCD to offer additional protection of electrical socket outlets used by non-skilled/non-instructed persons

The existing PIR Code 4 will no longer be used

Any observations given a new code of 1 or 2 classification, will result in the overall condition of the installation being reported as ‘unsatisfactory', whereas under the PIR only a classification of 1 requires urgent attention and would result in the overall assessment being unsatisfactory.


Project Solver Scoop Trainee Award

27th September 2011, Royal Horseguards Hotel, London SW1.

Steve Hubert of Project Solver won the Trainee of the Year Award at the Central London Maintenance Association annual dinner at the Royal Horseguards Hotel.

Steve entered college, age 19, fast tracked to the Level 2 stage of the City & Guilds 2330  as a result of his high school grades . At Level 2 he achieved four distinctions and was again fast tracked by the college to sit his Level 3, successfully finishing the course this year, four months earlier than his peers.

A valuable asset to his company, Project Solver, Steve has proved his ability to supervise a team and now mentors an apprentice ,who is  in fact older than him.

At a gala evening Steve was presented with a trophy and certificate to mark the occasion and a cheque by the CLMA Chairman, Tim Soden. 



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