Electrical Testing in Chichester, Sussex and Hampshire
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
EICR’s are an essential part of electrical maintenance and safety required by law in commercial, industrial and domestic premises. A periodic inspection checks the condition of an existing installation against BS7671, the UK standard of electrical safety. Every inspection is carried by an Approved Contractor and a NICEIC Certificate is produced.
An EICR should be carried out every 3 to 10 years, depending on the location type, use of location and the condition. This may need to be carried out more regularly due to change of tenancy, insurance requests and environmental conditions.
PAT (Portable appliance testing)
PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is an essential part of electrical maintenance required by law in commercial and industrial premises as well as HMO (house in multiple occupation). All of our electrical engineers are fully qualified and experienced in running PAT testing to the highest standard.
What to expect from your PAT test
When our engineers arrive to complete your PAT test they will check for frayed and damaged wires, as well as the condition of the plug and casing around the appliance. If an appliance is deemed faulty they will either be able to repair it on the spot or recommend a course of action to ensure all equipment is safe to use in the workplace.
When an appliance is deemed safe to use our engineer will mark it with a bar-code sticker which will help the next electrician to identify the state of the equipment when next tested.
An important electrical regulation for the workplace
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. The frequency of the equipment used should determine how often it is checked by a qualified expert, but we recommend a yearly visit to maintain compliancy of appliances.