Electrical Installation Testing: Portable Appliance Testing and Homebuyers Reports in London

We carry out all types of electrical safety testing for homeowners, homebuyers, landlords and businesses. We don’t like to leave anybody out.

Should you require any further information or advice on what type of testing you may need, give us a call today or email us today.

 

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

Unless you have some type of superhuman powers, you simply cannot see electricity. Cables are hidden within the walls and your electrical installation deteriorates overtime due to factors such as wear and tear, corrosion or excessive electrical loading.

Therefore it needs to be inspected at regular intervals to ensure it is safe and in a satisfactory condition. This is called an EICR but may also be referred to as a periodic inspection.

 

What is the purpose of an EICR?

  1. Assess the current condition of the electrical installation to ensure it is safe for continued use and meets the IEE Wiring Regulations
  2. Find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards
  3. Find any damage/defects that may affect safety and recommend appropriate observation code to indicate action needed
  • Code 1 Requires urgent attention
  • Code 2 Requires improvement
  • Code 3 Requires further investigation
  • Code 4 Does not comply with BS 7671

 

When should I have an EICR carried out?

Your electrics should be inspected and tested every:

  • 10 years for an owner-occupied home
  • 5 years for a rented home
  • 3 years for a caravan

 

Other times when an inspection should be carried out:

  • Buying a previously occupied property
  • Selling a property
  • A property is to be let
  • Peace of mind
  • Your insurance company asks for it

 

Why you should use us to carry out your electrical safety check:

  • NICEIC Certificates
  • Inspection report within three working days
  • Cost-effective quote for any remedial works needed
  • Fully qualified electricians with the latest 17th edition wiring regulations test and inspection certification and use fully calibrated multifunctional testers
  • We test 100% of the installation where possible
Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate

Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate

Owners of buildings have a duty of care to its users, so it’s a landlord’s responsibility to ensure the electrical installation is safe when a new tenancy begins, and is maintained in a safe condition throughout that tenancy. It is recommended to get a portable appliance test carried out every year, and an electrical installation condition report every 5 years if there are no alterations/additions to the electrical installation.

We can contact tenants, or collect keys from letting agents to gain access on your behalf. We want the process to be as convenient as possible. We also provide a special rate for landlords if you are getting tests carried out on more than one property.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable appliance testing is an important part of any health and safety requirements in the workplace. It is a form of electrical safety testing carried out to establish how safe your day to day electrical appliances are. This can be anything from a vacuum cleaner, kettle or computer in your home or workplace.

There is are no absolute rules regarding how often an item of electrical equipment should be tested but HSE Guidance Notes advise “regular testing” which is generally interpreted as annual testing.

This of course does depend on a number of different factors such as the age and type of equipment and if you have moved or introduced new items like a laptop in between your last test.

Homeowners are equally also encouraged to carry out PAT testing in the home as electrical items like kettles, coffee machines, computers and hairdryers etc. are some of things used by your family on a daily basis.

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