Electrical Testing-ELECTRICAL-INSTALLATION-TESTING

Electrical Testing London

Electrical Testing London | Herts | Wilts

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

Why is Electrical Testing Important

The importance of electrical testing cannot be overstated. Living and working with dangerous electrical supplies is dangerous for everyone involved. Therefore, 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.

Electricians hands testing current electric in control panel.
Legal Requirement

Electrical Safety Testing

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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