Inspection and Testing in Wakefield, Ossett, Dewsbury, Leeds, Huddersfield, Barnsley & Bradford
Every property should have its electrical installation tested periodically every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important to be sure that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition. Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) or Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) will reveal if electrical circuits are being overloaded, find potential hazards within the electrical installation, identify defective DIY work, highlight any lack of earthing or bonding and continue to test the fixed wiring of the installation. This includes checking fuse or circuit breaker ratings and testing the RCD's to make sure they trip under fault conditions. The outcome from the Inspection Report will establish the overall condition of all the electrics and tell you whether it is satisfactory for continued use and will detail any work that might need to be done. This will be graded upon importance.
These procedures test an electrical installation in a building from the main incoming power all the way to the final circuits that could include lighting, power and appliances, a schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.
We are committed to providing an unbiased report of the condition of any installation we work on. We will recommend any remedial works that are required and will happily carry these out after discussion and consulation with the client.
If you are considering buying a property then it would be wise to invest in an Electrical Installation Condition Report before making your final decision.
Do a PAT test!
The PAT test is an important verification tool. The whole process is known as "in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment." This routine check of all electrical appliances ensures that all your electrical installations meet the strictest safety requirements!
The PAT test complies with all legal requirements and may even qualify you for a discount on your insurance premiums, as it proves how seriously you take safety issues. In the event of any damages claims, your PAT certificate proves that your electrical installations have been tested and certified.
PAT testing includes:
- visual inspections
- earth-bond tests
- insulation-resistance tests
- flash testing
- load tests
- earth-leakage test
- functional checks
Non-compliance with PAT standards can lead to severe punishments for corporations and landlords, ranging from fines to imprisonment. We therefore recommend that all relevant portable appliances are tested regularly.
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.
A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any electrical maintenance regime. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used.