Electrical Testing

Electrical Testing from £80!

Electrical Safety Certificates and Electrical Testing throughout London, Kent and Essex

Electrical Safety Testing.

Electrical Testing Explained:

Electrical Installation Testing; is the inspection and testing; of an electrical installation. This has more recently become known as; electrical installation condition report; or an eicr certificate. It is a critical job; which should only be carried out by a  electrician. They must be covered by a registered body. This can be either; NICEIC. (external Link). or NAPIT. (External Link).

There are various reasons; an electrical installation; will require electrical inspection and testing. Below is a few examples:

  • Quality control tests on electrical parts.
  • Diagnostic electrical testing.
  • Fault finding on electrical plant.
  • Routine electrical safety checks.

Our electricians; will be testing to check that the installation; complies with the regulations. They also ensure the following is in place:

  • The earthing and bonding.
  • Use of correct switchgear and controlgear.
  • Access of switches, sockets and lighting fittings.
  • The type of wiring system and condition.
  • Making sure you have a fusebox; with a suitable residual current device (RCD).
  • The presence of required 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.

The BS7671 regulations stipulate; “periods of when the electrical installation should be tested”. below is a basic outline; but please call for more information;

  • Electrical safety testing; should be conducted up to a maximum 10 year period.
  • Commercial and similar type properties; should be fixed wire tested more regularly.
  • Electrical testing should be conducted; post change of occupancy of the property.
  • Fixed wire testing should be conducted every 5 years if no change of tenancy to the property.
  • Electrical testing should be conducted more frequently; that is every 3 years; for static caravans or mobile homes.

For more info; on electrical testing intervals; check this link.

Find out more about our electrical safety testing sequence:

After the completion of your electrical test; the electrician will produce a periodic inspection report. This is also known as a; “electrical installation condition report”. This will highlight any defects; or deteriorations of the electrical installation. If required, we can provide; further information. This will aid in you getting quotes from other electricians.

Who should I use for my electrical safety testing?

In all instances; a fully qualified; competent and insured electrician; should always be able to conduct and complete electrical testing.

Did you know……?

As a landlord; it is your responsibility under law; to make sure that the electrics in your property are safe.  – failure to do so could have disastrous consequences!

 

Electrical Safety Testing Costs:

Electrical Testing (EICR). (1 Bed) £80.
Electrical Testing (EICR). (2 Bed) £90.
Electrical Testing (EICR). (3 Bed) £100.
Electrical Testing (EICR). (4 Bed) £120.
Commercial Electrical Testing  (Call to Confirm).
Fire Alarm Inspection £75 /zone.
Emergency Lighting Certificate £75.

Fixed Wire Testing Cost per Circuit

We often get asked for a cost per circuit price; on our electrical testing. This can range from £7.50 to £12 depending on the size of the installation. Within the price there may also be; a visual inspection and attendance cost for your fixed wire testing per circuit cost.

Contact Trade Facilities Services; to book your Fixed Wire testing.

Electrical Testing
Electrical Testing and Fixed wire testing throughout London and Essex for Domestic and Commercial Properties
Electrical Inspection and Testing
NICEIC and NAPIT registered engineers
Fully qualified electricians
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