Ensure you comply with the latest requirements for building insurance by having your electrical fixed wiring and Portable Appliances tested at regular intervals
As electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued operation. These safety checks include, EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Reports) previously know as a Periodic Inspection, and PAT testing on any fixed or portable appliance.
From Mid 2020, private landlords in England are required to have electrical testing carried out at regular intervals. Enquire today to ensure you are following the legal requirements for your property.
An electrical inspection will:
Tests are carried out on fixed wiring to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits tested will be provided detailing the condition of the electrical installation.
How often is an electrical inspection required?
Your electrics should be inspected and tested every:
Other times when an electrical inspection should be carried out are:
Who should carry out the electrical inspection?
Electrical inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons.
We will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).
Our process for Electrical Testing
We will then issue an Electrical Installation Condition report detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard that might give rise to danger. It is worth noting that the electrical regulations are not retrospective.
If anything dangerous or potentially dangerous is found, the overall condition of the electrical installation will be declared to be ‘unsatisfactory’, meaning that remedial action is required without delay to remove the risks to those in the premises.
What is a Portable Appliance Test?
Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and electronic tests.
Why do I need to have my appliances tested?
The best way of ensuring that your appliances are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. This is a good way for landlords and business managers to ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their rented property or place of work.
Upon having all the appliances tested, you will receive a certificate and full inventory of items tested, complete with retest dates.
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