There are many reasons why you could need an electrical test or inspection on your property or electrical items. It could be for insurance purposes, landlord’s inspection, change of use, ownership or even just for your own peace of mind.
No matter what the reason, our team of highly trained staff are capable of providing full electrical testing and inspections of any type for all our domestic, commercial and industrial customers.
All electrical systems deteriorate with age and use so it is important that they are maintained regularly to ensure that the safety of people around the system is not at risk.
Properties should have electrical installations certified regularly to ensure the safety of the electrical system. A domestic electrical installation condition report, formerly known as a periodic inspection, will reveal potential hazards within the tested installation, check for earth and bonding (or the lack of it), as well as identify any defective work whilst checking all the fixed wiring. This includes testing RCDs to make sure they trip under fault conditions and checking fuse and circuit breaker ratings.
Landlords hold the responsibility to ensure that the property that is being rented is fit for purpose. This includes the electrical wiring. A domestic electrical installation condition report (for landlords) is required either every time the property changes tenancy or every 5 years, whichever is sooner. This ensures that the tenant has not changed or damaged the electrical system in any way.
Homeowners and businesses are recommended to have an electrical inspection every 5 years.