Electrical Equipment Inspection and Testing

It’s a logical fact that all electrical installations deteriorate with age and use hence they should be inspected and tested at regular intervals to assess whether or not they meet the acceptable levels of satisfactory condition for continued useage. Such safety checks are referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’.

To book in an electrical equipment inspection call us on 07940 110015.

Bexleyheath, Bromley, Croydon and London

It is a requirement of BS 7671 IEE Regulations for all electrical installations upon completion to be inspected for compliance and tested using the correct test equipment and finally, certified with the up to date documentation.

All electrical installations carried out by Lux Installations are not only carried out in strict conformation with BS7671 but are also NICEIC certified.

Once the electrical testing has been completed you’ll be issued with an Electrical Condition Report (EICR).

A periodic electrical test will:

  • Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or instrumentality are overladen.
  • Take note of any potential electrical shock risks and health hazards.
  • Establish any defective electrical device.
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.

Electrical tests also are administrated on fixed electrical instruments and their wiring to determine that they’re safe. A schedule of circuits is additionally provided, that is valuable for a property.

Regular Electrical Testing Guidelines

Your electrics ought to be inspected and tested every:

  • 10 years for an inhabited home.
  • 5 years for a rented property.
  • 3 years for a caravan or mobile home.
  • Every year for a swimming pool or similar water feature.

Other times once a periodic inspection should be booked are when a property is being ready for renting out on a regular or long term basis and in advance of marketing a property or shopping for a vacant property.

Electricians in Bexleyheath, Bromley and Croydon

Periodic scrutiny and testing ought to be administrated solely by skilled and qualified electrical contractors, like a registered electricians. Lux Installations always check the condition of the electrics against the United Kingdom guidelines for the protection of electrical installations, SB 7671 – needs for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).

The electrical scrutiny takes into consideration all the relevant circumstances and checks on:

  • The adequacy of correct earthing and bonding.
  • The suitableness of the switchgear and controlgear. as an example, a recent fusebox with a vintage wooden back, iron forged switches, or replacing a mix of each of these.
  • The usefulness of switches, sockets and lighting fittings. things that may have commutation include: older round-pin sockets, spherical/round lighting switches, cables with cloth/fabric covering hanging from ceiling roses to lighting fittings, black switches and sockets mounted in skirting boards in a property.
  • Lux Installation will inspect the kind of wiring system and its condition. As an example, cables coated in black rubber were phased get in the latter end of the 1960’s. Likewise cables coated in lead or cloth may be even older and will definitely require replacing (note: modern cables use longer-lasting pvc insulation).
  • Portable outdoor electrical equipment to be used outdoors with sockets will be inspected for protection by an acceptable residual current device (RCD).
  • The presence of essential identification and safety notices.
  • The extent of any wear and tear, deterioration or splitting/failure.
  • Any changes within the use of the premises that could cause, or could result in, unsafe conditions.

Lux Installation can then issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report (ECR) in conformation with BS7671 particularly noting any ascertained harm, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the current safety norms and guidelines that may bring result in danger to human safety.

If something dangerous or probably dangerous is found, the general condition of the electrical installation are declared to be ‘unsatisfactory’, which means that remedial action is needed at once to get rid of the risks to those within the premises. We will provide an accurate cost proposal detailing the replacement or repair of electrical equipment, sockets and circuits together with guidelines of how long the works will take to complete.

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“We needed to get the electricity consumer unit upgraded and were recommended this company by a friend. The initial contact was promptly established and responded to with a very competitive quotation (we had another 4 quotes from other companies on hands to compare it with).

The electrician came perfectly as agreed and the job was completed on time as  initially indicated. Additional tests and professional advise were given free of charge. The payment of the agreed amount, after the job had been completed, went smoothly with an appropriate certification and receipt promptly supplied.

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“We have worked with Lux Installations for nearly 3 years and have found it to be professional and thorough in the works done.
Works are carried out on time and to budget."

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