Due to various changes within the building industry, insurance companies and the buy to let market, we have found an increase in the requirement for the testing and inspection of various installations on a more regular basis.
It becomes more complicated for the time periods of commercial, industrial or horticultural because of the type of work and amount of employees that work within your industry.
For assistance and advice on the intervals outlined for testing and inspection for your individual industry, please call us and we will be more than happy to help.
The industry recommends a (private) domestic installation should be tested at a MAXIMUM time period of 10 years. With the new regulation changes of BS7671 2008 it is now part of the regulations that periodic inspection & test of a fixed wiring installation be carried out at routine intervals.
As we are NICEIC registered domestic installers we are skilled and experienced in testing and inspection and after we have tested the installation the NICEIC is notified and relevant certificates are completed.
A rental domestic property should be inspected every year or at a change of tenancy, this ensures correct operation of the electrical system between tenants and makes certain no changes have been made without your knowledge. This falls under duty of care to your tenant.
Portable Appliance Testing and Inspection
We also carry out Portable appliance testing (PAT) which is required annually.
Depending on the condition, use and age of the installation, the engineer will recommend a maximum safe time period between inspections.