Maximum period 5 years between inspections and testing:
- Educational establishments
- Restaurants and hotels
- Public Houses
Maximum period 3 years between inspections and testing:
- Leisure complexes (excl pools)
- Agricultural & horticultural
For some special installations, for example swimming pools, petrol stations and caravan parks, it is recommended that inspections and testing is undertaken annually.
Who does it apply to?
All commercial, industrial and retail environments, and where the premises are available to the public.
What is it?
A regime to periodically examine and test all electrical installations, and to recognise any deficiencies and safety problems against current statutory H&S documents, relevant British Standards and Codes of Practice.
Our engineer’s inspection will disclose any overloaded circuits or equipment, discover any shock risks or fire threats, spot defective electrical work, expose lack of circuit protective conductor or bonding, and give an overview of the installation.
Why do I need it?
Defective fixed electrical installations present a risk of death through fires and electric shocks. Ensuring that all your electricals are in good working order is essential to maintain a safe environment.
Do I need to get my electrics tested?
All your electrical equipment and installation will require maintenance and checking at some stage in its life to stay compliant. This depends on the regulations for each different type of equipment. Each type of electrical equipment requires a specific timing for the inspections. For example, some equipment may need to be checked more regularly than others such as every six months rather than annually.
Why is it important to get my electrics tested?
Because safety matters! It helps you comply to your requirements as duty holders, and it goes towards helping you adhere to legislation but more importantly you get your electrics tested to keep you all safe and sound. Free from the danger that electrics present, danger from shock and burns, from fire or heat arising from defective installations and to ensure that there has been no damage or deterioration that may impair safety.
Is it the law to get my electrical equipment tested?
Yes! Please visit our services page to read more detail into the regulations that apply to each service as each service has different regulations. You will find that you must abide by The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Health and Safety 1974 and various other laws.
How often should I get my electrical equipment tested?
Electrical equipment ought to be visually monitored to identify early signs of damage or deterioration. Ensure you check wires, connectors and the devices themselves. Equipment should be more thoroughly tested by an experienced person or company such as a compliance company such as ourselves (Allied) or a competent electrician.
Depending on the environment of the electrical equipment, the regularity of the testing will differ. Equipment used in harsh environments ought to be tested more often than equipment that is less likely to become impaired or hazardous.
How often should I get my electrical installation tested?
Electrical installations should be checked often enough that there is little chance of decline in quality which could develop into danger. Any part of an installation that has become clearly flawed between tests should be disconnected until the fault can be corrected.
You should have your electrical installation examined and tested by a person or company who has the capability to do the tests.
What are the benefits of getting my electrical equipment tested?
Getting your electrical equipment and installation tested is highly recommended as it increases the safety of the people within the building and the building itself. It provides you with peace of mind that everything is safe and allows you to be ensured that you are likely to be benefiting financially from failures in equipment that may be costly. Furthermore, your corporate image will improve through abiding my all the regulations associated with electrical testing.
Will this service disrupt the running of my business?
This is possible; however, it depends on which services are carried out during the visit and the condition of the electrical circuits and appliances that are being serviced. For example, a faulty wire that is being repaired may require the electrics being turned off. Our engineers are aware that businesses need to run as normal, therefore they will try and prevent disruption wherever they can.