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INSPECTION & TESTING

Commercial Electrical Testing & Inspection London

To ensure legal and insurance compliance, we offer a fully qualified and competent NICIEC electrical testing and inspection service. Electrical engineers at EF Electrical have extensive experience in the inspection and testing of electrical appliance and wiring procedures. We work to 17th Edition BS7671 including the new amendments of January 2012.

We are responsible for the electrical testing and inspection of numerous respected organisations across London, including the United Reformed Synagogue. Many of the sites we deal with involve complex electrical installations and call for in-depth expertise to ensure they are safe and meet with all relevant legislation.

We offer competitive fixed rates for commercial electrical testing work. Please see our latest price guide download or contact us for a tailored quote.

We offer the following electrical testing and inspection services in London:


Emergency Lighting Inspection and Testing

British Standard BS5266 recommends that emergency lighting is inspected as follows:

  • Monthly operational short period test for 25% of the rated duration
  • Six-monthly (recommended) one hour test for three-hour rated systems
  • Annual test for three hours continued discharge

Our emergency lighting testing will ensure that your emergency lighting is in good working order and correctly charged. We’ll maintain an onsite logbook so that you have an accessible record of all the testing should you be asked to produce it.


Periodic Inspection & Electrical Condition Reports

We offer periodic testing and inspection of electrical installations London wide to comply with 17th Edition British Standard BS7671 IEE Wiring Regulations. Electrical installations naturally deteriorate with age and usage so it is vital to check their safety to ensure users are not put at risk. A Periodic Inspection or electrical installation condition report pinpoints any issues that are in breach of the national standard of safety (BS7671 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations).

The required frequency of electrical installation condition reports or periodic inspections varies depends on the type of premises, the following is a guide:

  • Commercial properties: a full inspection once every five years or 20% inspections on an annual basis. We recommend annual inspections for ultimate safety.
  • Domestic properties: a full inspection once every ten years.

Our London periodic testing service is fully comprehensive and covers the checking of:

  • Wiring system condition
  • Electrical bonding and earthing
  • Appliance or equipment serviceability
  • Control and switchgear suitability
  • Existence of or requirement for residual current devices
  • Wear and tear and deterioration
  • Any change of use of the premises which may have led to pressure on the installation

NICEIC Electrical Installation Condition and Periodic Inspection Reports

An NICEIC electrical installation condition report (EICR) or periodic inspection report (PIR) is provided as part of our inspection and testing service as standard. This report states the condition of an electrical installation and will either note it as ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’.

Should our inspection find any installation unsatisfactory, in that it deviates from the stipulations of BS 7671, we will clearly set down our recommendations for action to be taken together with an indication of its urgency which is graded from C1 to C3 ranging from non-compliant to requiring immediate attention.


Landlord Electrical Safety Checks

To avoid fines, non-compliance with insurance conditions, injury claims or even imprisonment, landlords must adhere to certain electrical safety obligations. Currently there is no law that stipulates that landlords must carry out electrical safety checks annually, but there are however various regulations that do apply, including the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 and the Housing Act 2004.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) enforces these regulations and it is widely recommended that landlords have qualified electrician conduct periodic inspections.

EF Electrical have decades of experience in landlord electrical inspecting and testing and work to 17th Edition BS7671 including the new amendments of January 2012. We are Building Regulations Part P compliant and offer fixed rates for electrical testing work, please see our latest price guide download or call us for a quote.

Our landlord electrical safety check service covers:

  • Annual visual electrical safety inspections
  • 5-yearly periodic inspections to ensure compliance and safety
  • Full record keeping service
  • Change of occupancy inspections to ensure electrical installation safety, check for damage and ensure correct fuses fitted

Portable Appliance Testing London

Portable appliance testing (PAT Testing) is an important aspect of every Health & Safety Policy. According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), 25% of all reported electrical accidents involve portable appliances.

Employers and their employees and the self-employed are required to adhere to The Electricity at Work Regulations and must take reasonably practicable steps to reduce the risk of danger when using any electrical equipment. This calls for regular maintenance, inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances. Under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) where appliances are used by employees or the public or are hired, supplied, serviced or repaired, they must be tested to ensure that they are safe for use. This also covers the appliances used by any remote or home workers that you employ as well as agency workers and sub contractors.

How often portable appliance testing takes place depends on the type of appliance and the level of risk it carries as well as how and where it is used. The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) has published its Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment which forms the basis of UK portable appliance testing.


For London Electrical Testing & Inspection Call 020 8444 5630 for an Expert, Specialist Service

We offer electrical testing and inspection at all levels, from single domestic properties to extensive premises that involve highly complex installations, both outdoor and indoor. Our service covers the whole of London and surrounding areas.

Your electrician, Dave Wheeler, has been with us for several weeks now but is coming to the end of his work with us. I want to let you know that he has been a pleasure to have and has fitted in so well that I am sorry to see him leave! Dave has been polite, reliable and professional. He has also been very good with the residents. He has very good interpersonal skills and has been a great ambassador for your company.

Kathy Mohan : Hornsey (North London) YMCA
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