Electrical Inspection & Testing
Electrical Inspection and testing falls into two main
The electrical installation
including all sockets, lighting, wiring, switching, consumer unit, earth
bonding, etc. and
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 PAT Testing
Testing & 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.
It’s 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.
We 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 Installation Condition Report (EICR) is comprehensive, detailed,
and thorough. It is an industry standard - to BS7671, as required by
the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE).
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 necessary.