‭Electrical Inspector Scheme

The inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations and equipment underpin electrical safety in all situations, at home and in the workplace. While government approved schemes focus on new installation work, much of the inspection and testing work is actually carried out to ensure ongoing safety and these NAPIT Schemes promote the use of competent, professional inspector and testers to consumer and industry.

The scheme membership is tailored to the work you or your operatives do. The Electrical Inspector Scheme covers the production of Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.

Membership of NAPIT’s electrical inspector scheme demonstrates you meet the requirements to undertake Electrical Safety Reports under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 and The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations 2022 for landlords.

For more information about the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 visit here.

For more information on the Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations 2022 visit here. To read more information in Welsh visit here.

Approval: Carried out under NAPIT's ISO9001 Quality System

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​​​​​​If you require membership on more than one scheme there are a variety of packages available. Please call our Registrations Team on 0345 543 0330 (Option 2) for more information and to discuss your options.

Scheme Requirements

The following general conditions must be met:

Relevant Standards - Electrical Inspector scheme work must be carried out in accordance with BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations (current edition).

Legal Requirements - Employers, Duty holders and Landlords have obligations to ensure the electrical safety of systems and equipment inall types of installations, i.e Commercial, Industrial and domestic. These are stated in the Electricity at Work Regulations and Landlord and Tenant Act and other associated legislation. Competence is required by this legislation and the use of an independent registered inspector is often the most suitable way of ensuring compliance.

Qualifications - For Electrical Inspector scheme work you or your employees must have qualifications (or equivalent) covering core electrical installation, wiring regulations and periodic inspection and testing. Individuals who already meet these requirements via CPS, EAS or TPC scheme membership would be eligible to add EICR work.

Insurance - You must have £2m public liability insurance and at least £250,000 professional indemnity insurance with a scope of cover that reflects the work carried out and building type involved.

Instruments - You or your employees must have access to sufficient instruments to carry out tests relevant to your scope of work as well as in date calibration certificates for this equipment where applicable.

Inspection - For Electrical Inspector scheme work you or your employees will have to have 3 reports evaluated for each building type in your scope (domestic, commercial, industrial) during your annual assessment visit.

Website Listing - Once successfully registered, your business will be added to the dedicated Electrical Inspector category of the NAPIT online search facility.

How EIS relates to CPS, EAS and TPC

If you are registered under any of the schemes demonstrating electrical competence (CPS Full Scope Electrical, EAS or TPC) you will already meet most of the criteria for the Electrical Inspector Scheme. For Electrical Inspector work you or your opertative will need to verify that your qualifications are at a level covering periodic inspection and testing not just verification work (list 9 in the NAPIT Guide to Qualifications - Electrical). You can apply for Electrical Inspector membership as stand-alone schemes without joining CPS, EAS or TPC.

If you would like to discuss the scheme further with us, contact our friendly Customer Registration Department on 0345 543 0330 (Option 2) or email us at [email protected]