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It doesn’t matter to us whether you need a light switch changing or 100,00 square metres of industrial space kitting out, every one of our customers gets the same great safe, efficient service.

TIP: Did you know that there are guidlines for every environment as to when you should get your electrical installation Inspected & Tested for safety?, the report is called an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report), it’s a thourough inspection of the condition of your installation, the tester will give you a certificate at the end of the inspection, the certificate will show you what has been checked, what’s safe, what is not safe and things that could do with improving. Having this done at the recomended times wil bring you peace of mind knowing that your property is safe.

 
Type of Installation Routine check sub clause 3.5 Maximum period between Inspections and testing as necessary Reference (see Key below.)
General Installation
Domestic ------ change of Occupancy/10 yrs  
Commercial 1 year change of Occupancy/5 years 1, 2
Educational establishments 4 months 5 years 1, 2
Hospitals 1 year 5 years 1, 2
Industrial 1 year 3 years 1, 2
Residential accommodation change of occupancy / 1 year 5 years 1
Offices 1 year 5 years 1, 2
Shops 1 year 5 years 1, 2
Laboratories 1 year 5 years 1, 2
Buildings open to the public.
Cinemas 1 year 1 to 3 year 2, 6, 7
Church installations 1 year 5 years 2
Leisure complexes(excluding swimming pools) 1 year 3 years 1, 2, 6
Places of Public entertainment 1 year 3 years 1, 2, 6
Restaurants / Hotels 1 year 5 years 1, 2, 6
Theatres 1 year 3 years 2, 6, 7
Public houses / Bars 1 year 5 years 1, 2, 6
Village hall / community centres 1 year 5 years 1, 2
Special Installations
Agricultural / Horticultural 1 year 3 years 1, 2
Caravans 1 year 3 years 8
Caravan Parks 6 months 1 year 1, 2, 6
Highway power supplies as convenient 6 years  
Marinas 4 months 1 year 1, 2
Fish farms 4 months 1 year 1, 2
Swimming pools 4 months 1 year 1, 2, 6
Emergency lighting Daily / Monthly 3 years 2, 3, 4
Fire Alarms Daily/weekly/monthly 1 year 2, 4, 5
Laundrettes 1 year 1 year 1, 2, 6
Petrol stations 1 year 1 year 1, 2, 6
Construction sites 3 Months 3 Months 1, 2
Reference Key:
  1. Particular attention must be taken to comply with SI 1988 No1057. Electricity, Safety, Quality and Continuity regulations 2002 (as amended)
  2. SI 1989 No 635. The electricity at work regulations 1989 (Regulation 4 & memorandum).
  3. See BS 5266: Part1: 2005 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises other than cinemas and certain other specified premises used for entertainment.
  4. Other intervals are recommended for testing operations of batteries and generators.
  5. See BS5839:Part1: 2002 Code of practice for system design installation and servicing (Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings).
  6. Local authority conditions of license.
  7. SI 1995 No 1129 (Clause 27) The cinematograph (Safety) Regulations.
  8. It is recommended that a caravan is inspected and tested annually if it is used frequently (see 721.514.1 and Fig. 721 – Instructions for Electricity supply)
Sub Clause 3.5
Electrical installations should not be left without any attention for the periods of years that are normally allowed between formal inspections. There must be arrangements made for initiating reports of wear and tear from users of the premises. This should be supplemented by routine checks. The frequency of these checks will depend entirely upon the nature of the premises. Routine checks would typically include:
Activity Checks
Defects reports All previously reported defects have been rectified
Inspection of Look for:
Breakages
Wear & deterioration
Signs of over heating
Missing parts (covers, screws)
Loose fixings


Confirm:
Switchgear accessibility (no obstructions)
Doors of enclosures are secure
Adequate labelling in place
Operation of Operate:
Switchgear (where reasonable)
Equipment – switch on & off
Including RCD’s (using test button)
These routine checks need to be carried out by Competent Person who is able to safely use the installation and recognise any defects

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