Inspection & Testing

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Specialists in Inspection and Testing

We complete a lot of electrical testing for landlords, letting agents, homeowners and commercial properties. This means we can offer all aspects of electrical testing including Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR), PAT Testing, emergency lighting and routine maintenance.

The main purpose of periodic inspection and testing is to detect so far as is reasonably practicable, and to report on, any factors impairing or likely to impair the safety of an electrical installation.

Electrical installations in poor condition present risks of fire as well as electric shock.

Electrician Cheltenham D Palmer


Dane Palmer is an electrician with over 15 years' experience offering services to Cheltenham, Gloucester and the surrounding areas.


We are fully committed being trained and up to date with the latest Regulations and Standards.


D Palmer Electrical Limited is an NICEIC Approved Contractor so you can be rest assured all works are certified and Part P Notified.


We take pride in providing a high quality, professional service to all of our customers.

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

What is an EICR?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), formerly called a Period Inspection Report, is a report and not a certificate.

It serves to provide an assessment of the existing electrical installation against the current national standards.

The full report contains;

  • Electrical Installation Condition Report
  • Schedule of Inspections
  • Schedule of Test Results

The report will summarise if the overall condition of the installation is satisfactory or not. It will also detail any defects found in order of their severity.

Is an EICR necessary?

Electrical Installation Condition Reports are necessary because all electrical installations deteriorate over time. This can be due to factors such as wear and tear, corrosion, damage, environmental influences and excessive electrical loading.

It is a legal requirement that electrical installations are maintained in a safe condition. Periodic inspection and testing is an industry recognised practice to help meet this requirement.

Who needs an EICR?

Electrical Installation Condition Reports are often required by:

  • Landlords renting out property, also commonly described as the Private Rented Sector (PRS). If electrical appliances are left in the property then PAT Testing is also required.
  • Insurance companies
  • Mortgage Lenders
  • Change of use or sale of property
  • Home owners who want to check their electrics are safe
  • Businesses meeting their legal requirements under the Electricity at work regulations 1989

What does an EICR include?

The Electrical Installation Condition Report includes a detailed assessment of the agreed parts of the installation with any limitations agreed before hand.

It does not include any work to rectify any defects or any problems found.

We will give you a full briefing to explain the contents of the report, including advice on how to remedy any issues discovered during the inspection and testing.

If at any point during the inspection of your installation anything is found that is considered to be significantly unsafe we will isolate it and make it safe. If at this point the result of the installation can not be tested the reporting will be terminated and full fee still due. Once the defect has been remedied then a new appointment can be made to inspect and test the whole installation.

Before our technician arrives

Here’s a list of documents you should make available (if you have them) and things you should do before we arrive to perform the inspection and testing:

Documents (if you have them):

  • Initial Installation Certificates
  • Previous EICR’s or other documents showing period inspection & testing
  • Maintenance records
  • Circuit diagrams, charts or tables


  • Make sure full access to the consumer unit (fuse box) is available
  • Tell us the height and location of the consumer unit (so we know what ladders to bring)
  • Mains electric must be working and any paid for meters have enough credit
  • Any known damage or problems must be clearly identified before the inspection begins.
  • All electrical appliances must be unplugged
  • Anything that can’t be unplugged or isolated must be identified as an agreed limitation.

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PAT Testing

We can offer PAT testing services for domestic, landlord, commercial and industrial.

Portable appliance testing, commonly known as PAT testing, is a way of checking your electrical equipment to see if it is safe. This is vital to protect your business and its employees or tenants. According to the Health & Safety Executive, portable appliances account for 25% of all reportable electrical accidents.

Landlords are responsible for ensuring the regular testing of all appliances they provide for their tenants. All portable appliances with a mains plug need electrical PAT testing. This includes:

  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Extension leads
  • Computers, monitors and peripherals requiring mains power
  • Audio and telephone equipment requiring mains power
  • Kettles, microwave ovens and other kitchen appliances

PAT testing is carried out in accordance with The Institute of Engineering and Technology (formerly IEE) code of practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

To discuss your requirements please contact us.

Customer Testimonials

EICR + Remedial Works for Landlord. (Tenant)

Hello, just wanted to let you know the engineer was fab yesterday. He gave me a little lesson in electrics and it was also very interesting! He also showed me how to do the circuit board if we trip anything which a lot of engineers don't bother to do. He was very professional and respectful. People are always quick to complain, but I think its nicer to send good feedback when its deserved !

Mr Greenhill.  Cheltenham  

Replaced bathroom extractor fan

Quick to respond to my enquiry and did the work the next day. Would recommend


External plug socket installed for hot tub

Great communication and workmanship - highly recommended.


Lights fitted

Very quick and tidy, explained beforehand exactly what he would do and got it done with no fuss. Finished product looks and works great.


RCD Box and New Shower

Excellent and efficient service at a good price. Everything was done brilliantly and I will certainly be using Dane again. Highly recommended.


Replace electrical RCBO consumer unit

Very happy and would be happy to recommend him to anyone reqire similar work


Storage heaters replaced and new sockets fitted

Work completed competently, efficiently and at short notice. Tidy workers and polite.


Changed light fittings upstairs

Really nice and tidy, lovely guy.


New plug socket and wiring of external lights

I highly recommend Dane. He was reliable, friendly and got the job done as quoted. Very professional and would have no hesitation in calling him out again.


D Palmer Electrical Ltd

D Palmer Electrical Ltd




07743 443 491