Electrical Inspections Ormskirk
Our Services – Electrical Inspections Ormskirk
Fixed Installation Testing is the inspection and testing of the permanent electrical systems (circuits) in properties. It’s an electrical survey carried out to determine if there are any faults present within the fixed electrical installation as well as to ensure the electrical installation complies with current electrical legislation.
Did you know?
IEE recommends the maximum time between periodic inspections:
Commercial premises – max 5 years
Industrial premises – max 3 years
Hotels and Public Houses – max 5 years
Shops and Offices – max 5 years
Domestic – max 10 years or at change of occupancy
Residential – max 5 years or at change of occupancy
Launderettes – max 1 year
Community Centres/Village Halls – max 5 years
Churches – max 5 years
Educational premises – max 5 years
Places of public entertainment and theatres – max 3 years
Leisure complexes (excluding swimming pools) – max 3 years
Swimming Pools – max 1 year
Construction site/temporary installations – every 3 months
Electrical inspections Ormskirk to BS7671 IEE (IET) Wiring Regulations
Westlea Electrical Services undertake electrical inspections Ormskirk to BS7671 IEE (IET) Wiring Regulations standards. Our electrical engineers hold both City and Guilds 2381/2382 and 2391 electrical qualifications and are fully skilled in the inspection and testing of commercial, industrial and non commercial premises.
First and foremost we shall liaise with you as to the reason for the fixed installation testing and establish the extent of inspection and testing to be carried out. It is our objective to minimise disruption to your properties whilst simultaneously supply a thorough and professional electrical testing service.
Are you health & Safety Compliant?
The routine inspection and testing of your fixed electrical installation, makes sure of compliance under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987. Electrical installation testing is additionally a normal requirement for business and public properties insurance.
The Inspection and Test Service
Following a visual assessment and verification of the complete electrical installation, the subsequent test procedures are applied where appropriate, in order to determine the safety of electrical installation :
Continuity – to determine that the earthing is continuous through the entire circuit.
Bonding Conductors Continuity – to ensure bonding is in place and effective.
Ring Circuit Continuity – ascertains whether or not the ring is complete.
Insulation Resistance – to examine whether there’s been any breakdown in insulation to the installation.
Polarity – to test that the installation is correctly wired.
Earth Fault Loop Impedance – to establish the Zs of the installation.
Earth Electrode Resistance – applies to TT systems only, to test the earthing rods.
RCD testing – to check that Residual Current Device disconnects the supply in the event of a fault.
Functional testing of isolators and breakers – to ensure they disconnect the supply.
Upon completion of the electrical testing, an in depth Periodic Inspection Report is supplied that contains the following certification:
Assistance Notes for recipients.
Schedule of Inspection and Schedule of Test Results.
The electrical engineer who carried out the electrical inspection Ormskirk will also talk through the results with you and explain if any remedial work is necessary in order to remedy a dangerous installation. If the electrical installation has any faults, they’re going to be listed below the area of observations and recommendations and will be given one of the following codes:
code one – necessitates urgent attention
code two – calls for improvement
code three – calls for further investigation
code four – doesn’t conform to current BS7671 standards
Although we’re glad to complete any remedial work needed, you are free to elect to have the work completed by a qualified third party.
Contact Westlea Electrical Services
We’re fully insured to the value of £5m. Copies of our insurance details are available to clients upon request.
Contact us today for more information or a free quotation.