electrical safety testing

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loose connections

The pictures shows a circuit breaker that we recently removed from a client’s critical infrastructure premises following on from a fault. The terminations were loose and as a result this caused overheating on the circuit. Fortunately the fault was identified before any serious damage was caused.
This could have quite easily led to the whole distribution board going up in flames, and who knows what the repercussions of that could have been. As well as the possible safety issues relating to this, there was some considerable downtime incurred too which had a commercial impact on the client.
So, the moral of the story is, don’t underestimate the benefits of operating a good planned maintenance and inspection programme!
Inspection and test
One good reason for carrying out electrical safety testing on your building. Loose connections found while carrying out electrical safety testing.
Loose connections could cause a fire, this fault would be classed as a C1 Fail Code -Danger Present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action required.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989-Reg 4(2) state “The need for maintenance to be done to ensure safety”. As such all commercial premises must be electrically tested and certified to ensure they can continue to be used safety.
BS7671 wiring regulations to the latest edition sets out the requirements for all electrical installations in the UK. The Institute of Engineers and Technology (IET) produce guidance notes to enlarge on the wiring regulations and set out guidance on how compliance can be achieved. Guidance Note 3 covers the Inspection & testing of Electrical Installations.
An electrical installation should be periodically inspected by a qualified electrical engineer. ETM (Electrical Test Midlands) are experts in this field and will advise any customer who may be unsure of the periodicity or scope of the Inspection & Test.

For more information on electrical testing please phone us on 01922 710014

Or use our free phone number 0800 066 3227

Electrical Installation Condition Report

Fixed Wire Testing
Fixed Wire Testing

Why does my office, workplace or Property need an Electrical Installation Condition Report?

This is a question we get asked a lot.

It is recommended by the Institute of Electricians that any electrical wiring or installations be inspected and tested at least once every 5 years by a qualified electrician to comply with Health and Safety Regulations (1974), Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) and Provision and the Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998). Wiring deteriorates over time and an Electrical Installation Condition Report will identify any faults so they can be rectified so no harm can come to colleagues, customers or the general public.
It sounds daunting and even worse, your insurance could be invalid without an EICR
The aim of the Electrical Installation Condition Report is to review all electrical fixed wire installation in its environment and make sure that there is no risk of injury. We don’t go looking for problems like others, but simply complete the report to highlight to you any risks.
By having a Electrical Installation Condition Report completed by Electrical Test Midlands qualified electricians, your business will comply with:

• Health and Safety Regulations
• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
• The Electricity at Work Regulations
• HSE requirements and ISO standards
• Insurance company requirements
• Fire risk assessment

The GOOD news is that you don’t need and EICR every year!
Depending on the type and use of equipment, we advise an Electrical Installation Condition Report for the following:
Change of Ownership
Change of Tenancy
Change of Use of Premises
To Verify Continued Compliance with BS7671

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Electrical Test Midlands are proud to sponsor charity night. Just putting up a big well done to Christine and Jordan for last nights Back to the 80s charity event, for managing to raise a whopping £2000 for #BowelCancerUK and #StGilesHospice.

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

Fixed Wire Testing
Fixed Wire Testing

EICR – Fixed Wire Testing

Fixed Installation Testing is also referred to as a Periodic Inspection and Testing (PIR) or Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) of a Fixed Installation. It is a report on the electrical wiring of a property; outlining any defects it may have that may prove to be a safety hazard. Regular inspection of an electrical installation of a property is an essential part of any preventive maintenance programme.

ETM has a long standing history of high quality electrical testing and installation and have worked with a wide range of organisations from small businesses to Multi National corporations and NHS Trusts.

All our engineers are fully qualified and NIC EIC Approved to ensure only the highest standards are adhered to in our testing and installations.

Testing Details

All of our Fixed electrical testing is carried out to the IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) to ensure that your electrical systems are free from problems which may cause fire or injury.

Fixed Installation Testing involves two main stages:

Visual Inspection Our engineers carry out a series of visual check, to ensure that your electrical systems are in a safe condition?
Electrical Testing A number of electronic tests are carried out by injected test voltages and current through the system to determine the integrity and functionality of cables, accessories and disconnection devices. ?
Electrical testing will require the main supply to be isolated and with careful planning can be done with little disruption to your business. This work can even be carried out whilst your workplace is empty, such as nights, weekends or holiday periods.

On completion of the tests we will provide you with a comprehensive report accredited by the NICEIC on the fixed installation for your organisation. This report will detail the status of your installation along with any remedial work necessary to bring it back into a safe condition.

Electrical Inspection and Testing

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The added benefit of Secure Web Reporting

We continually strive to utilize information technology and have invested heavily to find efficiencies using bespoke software Electrical test midlands have developed over many years, specifically for Electrical Inspection and Testing including improved data accuracy, secure data transfer, the use of wireless telecommunications, waste reduction and improved engineer productivity, all of which enables us to price competitively to you.

The test data from site is received by our back office systems and compiled into a full report and certificate for you. The report will then be qualified by a senior qualifying supervisor to make sure it meets the strict criteria set by regulations and our NICEIC accreditation. Once approved and signed off the report will be delivered electronically to our secure website portal, which has been setup depending upon the services we provide to you. We will provide you with secure logon details so you can login remotely and manage your electrical testing reports. We can always provide reports on CD or by e mail as a pdf’s if required.?

Building Regulations

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Question
As an NICEIC Competent Persons Scheme (CPS) registered firm am I required to issue Building Regulation Compliance certificates when I have undertaken notifiable work?

Answer:
YES – And as part of your annual assessment we need to check that you are complying with Regulation 20 of the Building Regulations 2010 which applies to England & Wales.
DCLG require us to have systems in place to ensure that our CPS registered firms can and do notify all jobs carried out under the scheme.
All jobs carried out under the scheme must be notified to us within 25 days of completion to allow us to process them and provide the occupier with the Buildings Regulation Compliance certificate, as well as informing the relevant local authority on your behalf.

NICEIC

NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. Regulating 26,000 contractors for almost 60 years, it is an essential to any electrician who values their trade.