EICR report but apprantley need new fuse board

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    EICR report but apprantley need new fuse board

    Hi


    Had an electrcian round at my rental property for a EICR report. He informed me i needed a new metal fuse board to comply with the new regs.

    When i asked him what does that actually mean he couldn't give me a clear answer.

    The original fuse board was a new isntall about 12-15 years ago and is in perfect working order.

    He also mentioned that it has no RCD protection but i'm pretty sure all fuse boards have 1 RCD minimum.

    Do i actually need a new metal fuseboard or is he just pushing for more buisness?​​​​​​

    Any advice would be much appreciated.


    Thanks in advance


    #2
    Originally posted by Santa View Post
    Hi


    Had an electrcian round at my rental property for a EICR report. He informed me i needed a new metal fuse board to comply with the new regs.

    When i asked him what does that actually mean he couldn't give me a clear answer.

    The original fuse board was a new isntall about 12-15 years ago and is in perfect working order.

    He also mentioned that it has no RCD protection but i'm pretty sure all fuse boards have 1 RCD minimum.

    Do i actually need a new metal fuseboard or is he just pushing for more buisness?​​​​​​

    Any advice would be much appreciated.


    Thanks in advance
    Can you post a photo of the consumer unit?

    You would have got a certificate when the consumer unit was installed- what does that say?

    Comment


      #3
      Hi Baldelectrician

      Thanks for getting back to me.

      Just trying to dig out a pic now

      Comment


        #4
        Couldn't find the doc but heres a pic of the unit

        Comment


          #5
          There is an RCD on the right of the unit
          Can you post the ECIR with names, addresses removed?

          Comment


            #6
            Non metal consumer units are C3 not a fail. See page 15 below.

            https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.or...149/bpg4-1.pdf

            If the CU is in an escape route then it is a C2. Which in a two storey property seems a bit extreme. You can have the stairs discharging into the kitchen, if you have window escape from the first floor, but you can’t have a plastic consumer unit!!!

            Comment


              #7
              A metal fuse board is current regulations but you don't have to upgrade to this if your current fuse board is considered safe. Then it is a C3 - recommendation.

              Comment


                #8
                Hi Fire Risk Assessor where do you think it says a plastic is a C2 if it's in an escape route, page 15 says "Presence of a consumer unit or similar switchgear made from combustible material (e.g. plastic) that is not inside a non-combustible enclosure and which is:-Located under wooden staircase, or -within a sole route of escape from the premises (Note: If unsatisfactory connections are found during inspection, this would warrant a code C2 classification to be recorded) " so I read this as C3 unless the CU has unsatisfactory connections in which case it's a C2

                All the best

                Comment

                Latest Activity

                Collapse

                Working...
                X