EICR Safety Test – What every owner should know!
The electrical installation condition report (EiCR) identifies damage, deterioration and defects which may cause danger within your Caravan, Motorhome or Camper van.
It is a safety check of the 230v mains electrical wiring, switches, and appliances in your Caravan, Motorhome or Camper van.
Bristol Caravans are trained, qualified and have the correct kit to complete this important safety check.
What is included in a EiCR?
The testing process involves the wiring and accessories undergoing several, and rigorous, electrical tests using:
- digital RCD tester
- a digital clamp meter
- a digital insulation / continuity tester
Problems discovered during the inspection and test can be remedied, or recommendations given to improve the safety of the electrical installation.
Once completed you will receive an electrical safety report summarising the condition of wiring, and all appliance test results. It must be completed and signed off by an electrically qualified technician.
What is the difference between a EiCR and an Annual service?
Within a Habitation Service (Motorhome or Camper Van) or Full Service (Caravan), a tech will visually check 230v appliances, and 230v cables. During a EiCR test, appliances are disconnected, and 230v cables that are hidden in walls, floor and furniture are tested. The EiCR tests the parts of your 230v system that are unseen, as well as the items listed below.
- reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
- find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
- identify any defective DIY electrical work
- highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
How often should my Caravan, Motorhome or Camper van have an EiCR?
Although an EiCR is not a mandatory test, it is recommended by the National Caravan Council (NCC) that it is completed every 3 years.
What if I do not get a EiCR?
Over time the wiring in your Caravan, Motorhome or Camper van will begin to deteriorate, which will eventually affect the performance of all 230v appliances. In more serious cases, it can lead to a harmful reduction in the safety of the electrical installation.
If you have any questions regarding an EiCR test on your Caravan, Motorhome or Camper van please give us a call or drop us a line.
We want you to enjoy your leisure vehicle and have lots of safe fun holidays.