Electrical systems or appliances cannot be considered safe for initial use until they have been inspected, tested and certified. Furthermore, as electrical systems deteriorate with age and with use, an established system should always be in place for scheduled periodic inspection.
Wired-4u electrical Solutions can carry out an inspection report, informing you of the condition of your installation and any remedial works that may be required to bring it up to a satisfactory standard.
This type of report is recognized and increasingly required by major insurance companies, solicitors, and Local Authorities / Health and Safety executives.
Electricity At Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR) places a legal responsibility on both employers and employees to ensure that electrical systems used at work are safe.
As a NAPIT (National Association of Professional Inspectors & Testers) approved electrical contractor that has full "Part P" registered approval, you can be confident that all our installations and system processes meet the highest of standards.
Such safety checks are were formerly known as 'periodic inspection', now called 'Electrical Installation Condition Report'. An electrical inspection report will:
a) Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded
b) Identify any defective electrical work
c) Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
1. Details of the electrical system are recorded with the owners name and property address.
2. Type of earthing system. TN-S, TN-C-S or TT
3. Number of circuits.
4. Number of sockets, lights, etc, also what's on each circuit.
5. Visually Check for any defects.
6. Dead testing of each circuit to obtain test results to check the safety of each circuit.
7. Live testing of the circuits to check they are safe.
8. Check that the correct cable sizes are used on each circuit.
9. Check to see if the main earthing conductor is present and correct.
10. Test if the gas pipe is earth bonded and installed correctly with the correct size cable.
11. Check if main water pipe is earth bonded and installed correctly with the correct size cable.
12. Check fuse size, the RCD's are working correctly, if fitted, the right size milliamp is used, also test to see if it trips in the correct time.
CODE (1) There is a danger present, risk of injury and immediate remedial action required.
CODE (2) There is a potential danger present and urgent remedial work is required.
CODE (3) Improvement is recommended.
|Type of Installation||Routine Check||Maximum Period between inspections and testing as necessary||Reference (see notes below)|
|General electrical wiring installation|
|Domestic: Houses / Flats||N/A||change of occupancy/10 years||N/A|
|commercial||1 year||change of occupancy/5 years||1,2|
|Educational establishments||4 months||5 years||1,2|
|Hospital||1 Year||5 years||1,2|
|Industrial||1 year||3 years||1,2|
|Residential accommodation||at change of occupancy/ 1 year||5 years||1|
|Offices||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|Shop||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|Laboratories||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|Buildings open to the public|
|Cinemas||4 months||1 year||2,6,7|
|Church installations||1 year||5 years||2|
|Leisure complexes||4 months||1 year||1,2,6|
|Places of public entertainment||1 year||5 years||1,2,6|
|Restaurants and hotels||1 year||5 years||1,2,6|
|Theatres||1 year||3 years||2,6,7|
|Public houses||1 year||5 years||1,2,6|
|Village halls/Community centres||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|External electrical wiring installations|
|Agricultural and horticultural||1 year||3 years||1,2|
|Caravans||1 year||3 years||N/A|
|Caravan parks||6 months||1 year||1,2,6|
|Highway power supplies||as convenient||6 years||N/A|
|Marinas||4 years||1 year||1,2|
|Fish farms||4 months||1 year||1,2|
|Emergency lighting||Daily/monthly||3 years||2,3,4|
|Fire alarms||daily/weekly/monthly||1 year||2,4,5|
|Laundrettes||1 year||1 year||1,2,6|
|Petrol filling stations||1 year||1 year||1,2,6|
|Construction site installations||3 months||3 months||1,2|
1. Particular attention must be taken to comply with S1 1988 No 1057. The Electricity Supply Regulations 1988.
2. S1 1988 N0 635 The Electricity at Work Regulations.
3. See BS5266: Part : 1988 Code of practice for the emergency lighting.
4. Other intervals are recommended for testing operation of batteries and generators.
5. See BS 5839: Part 1: 1988 Code of practice for system design installation and servicing.
6. Local Authority Conditions of Licence.
7. S1 1995 No 1129 (Clause 27) The Cinematography (Safety) Regulations