News Article

NAPIT Release EICR Codebreakers

NAPIT Release Industry Leading All New Publication: EICR Codebreakers

Over the past 12 months NAPIT have been developing a technical reference guide to assist inspectors with coding observations found during Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs).

The only definitive guide of its kind available on the market, EICR Codebreakers is essential for anyone carrying out EICRs and facing what’s arguably the most difficult decision; what code to give an observation?

The new book launched this autumn, gives you the answers you need. It has been written to break the EICR codes for you, and recommends clear concise explanations for EICR section K and the schedules of inspections, required for an EICR found in Appendix 6 of BS 7671.

The book is made up of different sections of the EICR inspection schedules, found in BS 7671:2008 (2015). By clearly identifying the different inspection schedule requirements, NAPIT have been able to align real world EICR findings, observations and results with acceptable and reasonable codes.

Coding observations is a very subjective task and relies greatly on the inspector’s knowledge, experience, and perception of what they feel is good or bad. Until now the information available for inspectors on EICR codes was limited. The industry would give different views and recommendations for coding observations based on how they felt at that given time. The new publication eliminates the uncertainty and questions surrounding EICR code observations and allows the industry to collectively have reference to one guide.

Frank Bertie, NAPIT Group Technical Director, commented "EICR Codebreakers will continually evolve to be in line with current regulations and allows users to take its observations and codes and modify them to new situations. By taking this approach to defining existing observations and developing new ones, NAPIT is helping to train the industry in what is arguably the hardest technical competence to master. By using EICR Codebreakers, the industry is on a level playing field, the most commonly found observations have been brought together for everyone to benefit".

EICR Codebreakers is available from NAPIT Direct for £9.99 (which includes postage and packaging). NAPIT are also looking into releasing an electronic subscription of the book available soon!

To get your copy visit www.napitdirect.co.uk or alternatively call NAPIT on 0345 543 0330.



Article Published: 15 November 2017

Share this post



18th editon amendment 3 asbestos ashgate hospice award biba blog bs7671 campaigns certification charity chesterfield fc citb city & guilds commercial vehicle  competent person construction consultation consumer unit customer service dclg decc directors eicr electrical electrical safety electrical safety roundtable elex energy efficiency esr expo feed in tariff fit flir forum frank bertie fulcran futurebuild gdhif government iet investor in customers landlords marketing mcs megger members microgeneration napit napit calibration napit direct napit drive napit insurance napit mobile napit risk management  napit training norwich online store part p petitions private rented sector prs rcd's rcpe registered competent person electrical renewable heat incentive renewables rhi scheme schneider electric scolmore seminars skills solar pv students survey trade association training webinar wholesale wiring regulations

News & Events


About NAPIT

NAPIT is one of the leading Government approved and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited membership scheme operators in the building services and fabric sector. There are currently more than 10,000 NAPIT registered installers in the electrical, heating, plumbing, ventilation, microgeneration and building fabric trades across the UK domestic, commercial and industrial markets. Read more...


Contact Us
0345 543 0330

International: +44 (0)1623 811483

Fax: 0345 543 0332