Electrical Testing & Electrical Inspection North Wales

Electrical Testing & Inspection

All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’. 

Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as Straits Electrical. We will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations).

About the Inspection

The inspection takes into account all the relevant circumstances and checks on:

  • The adequacy of earthing and bonding.
  • The suitability of the switchgear and controlgear. For example, an old fusebox with a wooden back, cast-iron switches, or a mixture of both will need replacing.
  • The serviceability of switches, sockets and lighting fittings. Items that  may need replacing include: older round-pin sockets, round light switches, cables with fabric coating hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, black switches and sockets mounted in skirting boards.
  • The type of wiring system and its condition. For example, cables coated in black rubber were phased out in the 1960s. Likewise cables coated in lead or fabric are even older and may well need replacing (modern cables use longer-lasting pvc insulation).
  • Sockets that may be used to supply portable electrical equipment for use outdoors, making sure they are protected by a suitable residual current device (RCD).
  • The presence of adequate identification and notices.
  • The extent of any wear and tear, damage or other deterioration.
  • Any changes in the use of the premises that have led to, or may lead to, unsafe conditions.

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.

 

Recommended Frequencies of Inspection

Type of InstallationRoutine Check IntervalsMax. period between Inspections
DomesticNA10 years or at change of occupancy
Commercial12 months5 years or at change of occupancy
Industrial12 months3 years
Office12 months5 years
Shop / Retail12 months5 years
Residential Accom.12 months or at change of occupancy5 years

If you require an electrical inspection why not get in touch with us today for a FREE, no obligation quotation? Call Liam on 07581 081 237 or click here to contact us via email.

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