Electrical installation testing ensures that all essential aspects of a property’s electrical system are in their good working condition. It also helps ensure that the landlord, property owner, or employer complies sufficiently with regulatory standards and legal requirements to avoid fines and penalties due to noncompliance and negligence.
Whether you are a landlord or a business owner, you surely put a lot of resources into your properties and the appliances/equipment inside it. With all this financial investment, the last thing you want is to lose your assets because of fire from sudden electrical surges, overloading, and other electrical-related problems. More importantly, you also don’t also want to cause harm to other people. The good news is that with regular electrical installation testing, all these can be avoided. So what can you expect during the inspection?
Fixed wire testing
Poor electrical work can cause a power surges and power failures, which can in turn cause appliances to malfunction or get damaged forever. That’s why electricians check the wiring of the property to see signs of wear and tear. They also test their grounding and look for potential weather damage or exposure to pests such as rodents. Each installation is assessed using the standards set forth in the latest version of BS7671 or the IET Wiring Regulations. Fixed wire testing can protect your appliances against common electrical problems.
PAT tests involve various processes such as visual inspection, grounding continuity testing, and soundness of insulation testing. These tests are done to individual portable appliances in the property to ensure they are safe to use. Business electrical equipment is also covered in the inspection for commercial properties. This help make sure they are all functioning properly and won’t cause unnecessary strain on the system.