All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. Therefore they should be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing‘.
Periods between subsequent inspections will depend on the condition of the installation at the time of the preceding inspection, but there are recommended ‘gaps’ that should not be exceeded depending on the type of property. For instance, your electrics should be inspected and tested 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 should be carried out are:
When a property is being prepared for letting.
Before selling a property or buying a previously-occupied property.
Fixed Wire Testing involves testing the systems that conduct electricity around a building. After a fixed wire inspection, you will be issued with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).
Fixed Wire Testing is the testing of the electrical installations within a building to ensure they are safe & compliant. Employers are legally required to ensure, as far as is reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare of their employees. Fixed wire testing is a crucial part of that requirement.
No matter urgent any electrical repairs seem, it’s never okay to attempt to handle them on your own. Trying to take care of electrical problems without professional training is extremely dangerous. If you or someone else isn’t hurt during your attempt, there’s still a chance that you’ve left something undone that poses a huge risk to you, your home and your family, or your business and your staff. Faulty electrical wiring is one of the most common causes of property fires, which is why electrical testing is so important.
As NICEIC registered electricians based in Stockport, we are fully qualified to install all of the above products and for electrical safety purposes are able to test your CCTV system to make sure everything is safe for use and this applies to any other security or safety installations you may require us to do such as smoke detectors or garden lights.
We issue an electrical certificate at the end of each and every job, this is not only a mark of our quality workmanship, it is also an assurance for our customers of the professional job being completed but serves as a reminder of the warranty agreement that accompanies everything we do.
As local providers of periodic inspection and testing, we look forward to receiving your enquiry and being of service. Any enquiries after we have provided the service are welcome and we will always be glad to help you. Give us a call on 01625 541794 or 07782 140782, or send us a message through our enquiry form.