There are many reasons why you might need your premises, or an electrical item, to undergo testing and inspection. It could be for a change of ownership or use, for a landlord’s inspection, for insurance purposes or just for your own peace of mind.
Whatever the reason, we provide full electrical testing and inspection services for our domestic, commercial and industrial customers.
As all electrical installations deteriorate with age and use, it’s essential that they are regularly maintained - ensuring that the safety of others is not at risk. According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 2,000 fires a year are caused by faulty electrical appliances. So legislation exists to protect the interests of employers, employees and tenants, as well as users of portable electrical equipment, to keep electrical installations in safe working order.
Every property should have its electrical installation tested and certified regularly. A periodic electrical inspection report will reveal any potential hazards within the installation, identify any defective work, as well as highlighting any lack of earthing or bonding whilst continuing to test its fixed wiring. This includes checking fuse or circuit breaker ratings, and testing the RCDs to make sure they trip under fault conditions.
If you are a landlord, it’s your responsibility to make sure that the property you are renting out is fit for purpose, which includes electrical wiring. An electrical inspection report is required at each change of tenancy, or every 5 years whichever is sooner, to verify that the previous tenant has not damaged or changed the electrical system in any way.
An inspection report is recommended at least every 5 years, for homeowners and businesses.
Our experienced electricians offer the follow testing and inspection services:
- Part P certification
- Electrical installation certificates
- Minor works installation certificates
- Periodic electrical inspection report
- Home buyers electrical survey
- Visual condition report
- Portable appliance testing (PAT testing)