Electrical Inspection & Testing
Electrical Inspection and testing falls into two main categories;
The electrical installation including
all sockets, lighting, wiring, switching, consumer unit, earth
bonding, etc. and
Appliances which connect to, or
plug in to, the electrical system. This is more commonly known
as Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing. For
appliance testing follow this link to our
& inspection of installations is necessary as they deteriorate with age.
This is due to a number of factors such as damage, wear and tear,
corrosion, excessive electrical loading and environmental influences.
easy to take electricity for granted - just flick a switch and the power
comes on. But electricity can also be an invisible danger that can cause
shocks, severe burns, and death, as well as property damage from fires and
explosions. In some cases, there is no warning of the danger to come.
Fortunately, with a proper system of inspecting and testing, you can
protect yourself and your property.
offer two levels of electrical installation inspection: Electrical
Installation Condition Report (EICR), until 31.12.11 formerly known as Periodic Electrical Inspection,Test & Certification Report;
and Routine Electrical Inspection
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is comprehensive, detailed, and thorough. It is
an industry standard - to BS7671, as required by the Institute of Electrical
The routine electrical inspection is an intermediate version of the
EICR. It contains some testing but is not as
thorough as the EICR. Typically, it would be used in the
intervening years between the EICR to monitor for
deterioration, or where the fuller inspection was not felt