Periodic Inspection & Testing
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’.
In accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations electrical installations must be regularly inspected to ensure they remain in a safe condition.
As a member of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) Trans-Euro are approved to carry out periodic inspections of commercial and industrial installations and to provide Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR). Our inspectors have extensive experience of conducting periodic inspections and compiling and issuing detailed reports for the client in accordance with BS7671 17th Edition Wiring Regulations.
We are able to provide advice on the extent of a periodic inspection that maybe required for a particular installation and will conduct initial surveys to establish the extent of inspections required if there is a lack of available information from previous inspections etc.
The inspection takes into account all the relevant circumstances and checks on:
- The adequacy of earthing and bonding.
- The suitability of the switchgear and control gear.
- The serviceability of switches, sockets and lighting fittings.
- The type of wiring system and its condition.
- The presence of adequate protective measures such as RCDs
- The presence of adequate identification and notices.
- The extent of any wear and tear, damage or other deterioration.
- Any changes in the use of the premises that have led to, or may lead to, unsafe conditions.
We will then issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with current safety standards that might give rise to danger.
If anything dangerous or potentially dangerous condition is found, the overall condition of the electrical installation will be declared to be ‘unsatisfactory’, meaning that remedial action is required without delay to remove the risks to those in the premises.
For further details of this service or to talk to one of our inspectors please contact us.