Electrical & PAT Testing

Electrical Testing is something that often gets forgotten about and overlooked but it is a necessity to comply with regulations and also ensure you are complying with your insurance policy requirements.  All our Engineers are all 2391 City and Guilds qualified or equivalent meaning you are in the best possible hands for a full and in depth test being carried out.

We cover all types of electrical testing, landlord reports and PAT Testing throughout the UK.

What is the aim of Electrical Testing?

  • To help identify any appliance or object that maybe cause electrical shocks or operating at high temperatures creating a potential fire hazard
  • Keep a continued record of the installations condition and use it to identify any degrading parts over subsequent inspections
  • To identify damage or wear and tear that may affect safety
  • To find any components which don’t comply with currently IET Wiring regulations and advise on any improvements

Our Testing Services Includes:

  • Domestic Electrical Condition Report (ECR)
  • Commercial Electrical Condition Report (ECR)
  • Installation Certificates
  • Emergency Lighting Testing
  • PAT Testing

Electrical Testing

A Electrical Condition Report Test will check if your business or home’s electrical installation has any underlying faults that are unidentifiable with the usual visual check.  Many faults could occur that are hidden, such as overheating or overloading of electrical circuits.  If an electrical circuit is not installed properly without bonding or earthing to secure the electrics safely it could potentially lead to a fire or shock hazard.  Electrical testing will help to identify any faulty electrical work in your business or home’s installation.

Electrical Testing requires full access to the installation and is done in two parts, dead and live testing.  Once completed you will be issued with a full Electrical Condition Report Certificate for your records.  Any recommendations then to improve the safety of the installation will be discuss and a plan put in place to rectify the issues.

PAT Testing

PAT Testing Guidelines are sometimes complex to understand but as a guide if you have any electrical equipment that is able to be unplugged and moved to a new location it needs to be PAT Tested.  Some such items are

  • Power tools
  • Kettles
  • Computers
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Extension leads

The frequency of PAT Testing vary’s but as a rule every 2 years however most cases insurance companies are requesting it is carried out annually.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if my electrical installation is safe?

The best way would be to have your installation tested and certificated by a competent engineer.

How often should an electrical installation be tested?

This depends on the type and environment the installation is in, generally 5 years for commercial settings and 10 years in a domestic setting.

How often do I need a PAT Test?

The frequency of PAT Testing varies but as a rule every 2 years however most cases insurance companies are requesting it is carried out annually.

Is an IEE certificate a legal requirement?

The IEE Wiring Regulations state that every electrical system must be tested with the recommended time frames.

How long does a PAT test take?

A PAT testing really depends on how many appliances you have and how accessible they are.  In usual office/store a day is sufficient

For help with Electrical Testing, call us on

01364 651860

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