Electrical Testing from £99

Electrical Testing is there to ensure that that the electrical installation sufficiently meets regulatory standards, This would be to ensure people or companies avoid regulatory penalties. This will be given out for various different reasons like  To ensure several different aspects of the the electrical system is safe you will sometimes have to undertake electrical testing on a installation. noncompliance, negligence and unsafe work environments.

With the range of visual, physical checks, and tests undertaken by an electrical technician, electrical testing compromises both fixed wire testing and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT). The major security risks that can be avoided by electrical testing to protect the buildings and assets are fire and electric shocks. Over the time, after installation, it is often seen that the efficiency of the electrical appliances gets deteriorated due to overloading of the technical systems. However, undergoing the electrical testing and obtaining electrical test certificate at regular intervals ensures that all the possible potential risks are identified early, and preventative action can be taken according to their potential consequences.

Organizations such as insurance companies place an obligation on their clients to carry out periodic electrical testing on their insured premises. In case it is not completed within the timeline, the insurance policy becomes invalid.

Periodic electrical test will provide:

  • Detection of electrical circuits in case of overloading.
  • Information about any possible electrical shock risk and fire hazards.
  • Identification of any defective electrical circuits.
  • Highlighting the lack of earthing and bonding.

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Time intervals for regular electrical testing and electrical test certificate:

Electrical testing must be carried out in every

  • 10 years for an owner-occupied home
  • 5 years for a rented home
  • 3 years for a caravan
  • 1 year for a swimming pool

Other times when a periodic inspection and electrical test certificate is required are:

  • When a property is being prepared for letting.
  • Before selling a property or buying a previously-occupied property.

Technicians for electrical testing and electrical test certificate:

As far as electrical inspection and testing is concerned, it should be implemented by expert professionals, i.e. by registered electricians. They will check the condition of the electrical appliances against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations). For electrical testing and maintenance to be conducted within hazardous zones in petrol filling stations, there is a legal obligation to ensure the work is completed by CompEx qualified engineers.

However, Electrical inspection and testing and electrical test certificate also ensure:

  • Suggests any requirement for the change in electrical circuits and appliances that can lead to severe damage.
  • The adequacy of earthing and bonding along with the suitability of the switchgear and control gear.
  • Indicates the present condition of the wiring system and the entire circuitry.
  • Protection that can be provided to the system and sockets for the portability of electrical equipment.
  • Adequate measures that can be taken to improve the efficiency of the electrical system.

After the completion of electrical testing, the electrical technician issues an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that provides the condition of the electrical appliances, observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions, and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard that may cause damage to the electrical appliances.

What is the Fixed wire testing Sequence?

An “electrical safety test sequence”; is the correct way an approved electrician; should carry out his electrical testing. This is for the electrical installation condition report (“electrical certificates“). This is backed up by BS7671 and the IEE wiring regulations guidance notes 3. Any electrician that is registered with the:

  • NICEIC.
  • NAPIT.

The below steps; are for electrical Installation testing:

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING; BEFORE CONNECTION OF THE SUPPLY:

  • Continuity of protective conductors.
  • Main and Supplementary bonding continuity.
  • Continuity of ring final circuit conductors.
  • Insulation Resistance.
  • Site applied insulation.
  • Protection by separation.
  • Protection by barriers and enclosures.
  • Insulation of non-conducting floors and walls.
  • Polarity.
  • Earth electrode resistance.
  • Earth electrode resistance if an earth-fault loop tester; or the ammeter and voltmeter method are used.

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING WITH THE SUPPLY CONNECTED:

  • Confirm correct polarity.
  • Earth-fault loop impedance.
  • Correct operation of residual current devices.
  • Correct operation of switches and isolators.

Sometimes electricians are not able to comply with all the testing; due to implications, this should be listed on your (eicr report / certificate). This will be a limitation; it will sometimes be abbreviated as a LIM. Some of the boxes on the eicr report; are not always big enough to show the whole word.

Is there an alternative to electrical test certificate?

As an alternative; guidance suggests a Electrical Inspection visually; also carried out by a qualified electrician. However a visual condition report; is only suitable where the installations have had electrical testing in the last two years. The result would also have been; “satisfactory” or any resulting defects have been rectified.

Landlord EICR Reports costs:

  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) 1-3 BED PROPERTY £82.50 EX VAT – £99 INC VAT

  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT – 1-3 BED – £115.84 EX – VAT £129 INC VAT

  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT – 1-3 BED – £115.84 – EX VAT £129 INC VAT

  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT (4 BED) £140.84 – EX VAT – £169 INC VAT

  • Commercial EICR (Call to Confirm).

Prices include up to 12 circuits per property, and 10 appliances

Prices are exclusive of VAT (rate of 20%)

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