Electrical Installation Testing London

Electrical Testing London

Electrical Testing in London and surrounding areas.
Testing of electrical installations to  BS7671 standards,  periodic inspection, landlord testing, Electricity at Work, fixed appliance testing, fixed equipment, fixed machine, hard wiring, electrical wiring, fixed wiring testing, mains, circuit or insurance testing.

Sometime referred to as an Electrical Installation Condition Report the electrical testing will cover the type of wiring installed, the fuse box and whether it has the relevant protection devices installed, your switches, lights and sockets, and highlighting of any wear and tear of areas of concern.

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) or Electrical Safety Certificate, is a crucial document in ensuring the safety of electrical systems. It verifies that an electrical installation adheres to safety standards and regulations, confirming that it is safe for use. Electricians conduct inspections, identifying potential hazards or issues, and recommending necessary repairs or improvements. This certificate is essential for homeowners, landlords, and businesses to maintain safety and compliance with electrical codes.

Commercial Electrical Testing & Inspection

Commercial electrical testing is required on commercial buildings for safety and efficiency, regular testing and updates are necessary to ensure safe operation and  compliance with current legislation.

Commercial testing serves to pinpoint any defective components within the electrical system. Subsequently, you can arrange for corrective actions to rectify these issues proactively, preventing potential complications down the line.

It makes sense to establish a regular testing schedule for your electric supplies and appliances. Not only will this provide you with peace of mind and safety, but it will ensure you comply to legal requirements.

How often do I need an EICR?

The frequency at which EICRs should be conducted in commercial premises depends on several factors

  • The type of premises
  • The usage of the property
  • Following the recommendations outlined in the British Standards.
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Electricians hands testing current electric in control panel.
Legal Requirement

Electrical inspection and testing – Electrical safety at work

Different Types Of Electrical Testing

Electrical testing is a legal requirement that landlords and business owners must adhere to. They need to be able to demonstrate that their electrical systems are safe to use, and the simplest way to prove this is through electrical testing such as:

  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR): this report is used to analyse a building’s electrical and wiring systems to determine their condition. The first step involves completing a visual assessment to pick up on any visual clues that the systems are damaged e.g. cracked wiring, signs of burning and any breaks in the system. The next step delves deeper and involves dead testing the wires and investigating the quality of failsafe systems alongside earthing and bonding checks. If your system is deemed to be compliant with regulations, the electrician will then issue your EICR.


  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT): one of the most recognisable electrical tests is the PAT test. This involves individual electrical devices – such as kettles, computers and portable heaters – being tested to identify any faults. These tests include checking any plugs, plug sockets, cables and appliances which are powered by your electrical supply. Once these devices are shown to have passed continuity, insulation and lead polarity tests, an electrician will be able to confirm they are safe to use.

It’s important to bear in mind that whilst an EICR will only need completing every five years, PAT tests should be completed on stationary and IT equipment every four years while extension leads and portable equipment should be tested every two years.

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