Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out every 5 years for commerical installations and every 10 years for domestic installations, contact us to ensure it's done correctly.
According to UK Government statistics, each year on average 10 people die and about 750 are seriously injured in accidents involving unsafe electrical installations in the home.
Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age and it is important that the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation ensures that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be both safe and serviceable.
A Periodic Inspection is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify any deficiencies against the national safety standard, it will:
Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe.
It is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out at least every:
In addition, inspections are strongly recommended prior to letting or selling a property or when buying a previously occupied property.
We can also undertake portable appliance testing (PAT) to examin electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.
Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing.
It is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.