Periodic Electrical Inspection & Testing Frequencies

 

Why Do We Need To Test?

There are various factors that can lead to an electrical installation to degrade over time.

 

Electrical accessories such as light switches and socket outlets can sustain damage through use or even misuse, cables may deteriorate and if not installed correctly may sustain damage too also with connections possibly becoming loose.

 

The type of site, electrical installation and use of the premises all play a part in the deterioration of the electrical system. Along with issues like external influences (rain/snow/ice), extreme heat and possibly exposure to chemicals, one area that often effects the safety of electrical installations is the maintenance, or in many cases, the lack of maintenance.

 

Testing Provides Preventative Maintenance

 

As business continuity is an important factor for most businesses, finding a fault before it’s becomes a problem is key to business success.

 

This will to only save you time and money but may well also save lives too.

 

Electrical Test Midlands can help you, and your business comply with the many aspects of electrical compliance, from Fixed Wire and Portable Appliance Testing and thermal imaging.

 

Periodic Electrical Inspection & Testing Frequencies

Commercial Premises: 5 yrs (or at change of occupancy)

Offices: 5 Years

Shops: 5 Years

Cinemas: 1-3 Years (Licensing rules may determine the frequency)

Schools/Colleges: 5 Years

Churches: 5 Years

Marinas: 1 Year

Leisure Center (excluding Pools): 3 Years

Restaurants/Pubs: 5 Years

Hotels: 5 Years

Theaters: 3 Years

Community Centers: 5 Years

Swimming Pools: 1 Year

Caravans/ Caravan Parks: 1 Year

Inspection & testing of Electrical Installations

SHOWERFAULT

The pictures shows a shower switch 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.
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

https://www.electricaltestmidlands.com

 

Electrical installation

Walsall Council

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#Businesses across the #UK may think that #electrical #work will affect the running of their daily operations.#Electrical #test #midlands qualified engineers work around our clients requirements and work out of hours to prevent disruption.

From contact to completion our proficiency is evident in all of our electrical installation.

With a wealth of experience in all aspects of electrical installation, you can trust ETM to provide you with an expert level of service.

Our electrical engineers all carry the relevant qualifications and are time-served professionals that know the trade inside-out.
Installation
This ensures that faults are easily located and rectified, existing installations are safely and legally added to, and that new build projects are planned and brought seamlessly to fruition by an enthusiastic team that share one company ethos:

To deliver nothing but the very best level of service, at all times.

As previously stated, we supply electrical services to all sectors and the listed items below typically encompass our core service range:

Design & installation
New installations
External lighting
Lighting installations
Emergency lighting
Additional sockets
Electric heating
Access control
Periodic testing & inspecting
Re-wiring

ETM Ltd are an NICEIC Approved Contractor and always work to the strict guidelines that are in place to ensure safe and legally compliant electrical installations are all that we leave behind us.

ETM’s drawing department provide electrical installation drawings to assist in the planning and implementation of electrical installations. Complementing the complete building services ETM offer this additional service has proven to be very beneficial to clients when undertaking projects and when serving and maintenance is required.

The bulk of our workload lies in the commercial & industrial setting. Over the years we have forged long-lasting relationships with a number of nationwide contractors, commercial premises owners and occupiers, and carried out numerous installations in the health, leisure and educational industries.

As you would undoubtedly expect, this much experience rightly ensures our commercial clients a hassle-free, and expertly executed, project – from contact to completion.

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electrical contracting

The photo is one of our new build show houses. ETM are carrying out the finishing touches in Walsall before the opening day.. Can ETM help with any of your upcoming projects?

From contact to completion our proficiency is evident in all of our electrical #installation.

With a wealth of experience in all aspects of electrical installation, you can trust ETM to provide you with an expert level of service.

Our electrical #engineers all carry the relevant qualifications and are time-served professionals that know the trade inside-out.
Installation
This ensures that faults are easily located and rectified, existing installations are safely and legally added to, and that new build projects are planned and brought seamlessly to fruition by an enthusiastic team that share one company ethos:

To deliver nothing but the very best level of service, at all times

electrical installation

electrical installation
electrical installation

The above photo is one of our projects ETM are carrying out. Can ETM help with any of your upcoming projects?

From contact to completion our proficiency is evident in all of our electrical installation.

With a wealth of experience in all aspects of electrical installation, you can trust ETM to provide you with an expert level of service.

Our electrical engineers all carry the relevant qualifications and are time-served professionals that know the trade inside-out.
Installation
This ensures that faults are easily located and rectified, existing installations are safely and legally added to, and that new build projects are planned and brought seamlessly to fruition by an enthusiastic team that share one company ethos:

To deliver nothing but the very best level of service, at all times

What do you think of our new look?

New commercial website blog

Welcome to the updated website and blog for ETM’s commercial services!

Our new mobile website for our commercial services is now easier to use than ever before, with a brand new customer login section, clearer menu’s on site, and more information about how we can help you with your commercial gas and electric needs.

(We’ve also got a brand new site for our domestic services around the Midlands, which you can find here.)

We also have the addition of a brand new blog, which we hope to use to be able to give you tips on spotting problems in your workplace, managing projects and a little more insight of who we are at ETM too.

If there’s anything we haven’t covered in the website, and you have any questions regarding our service, or you just want to know more about how we can help you, please get in touch, and one of the team will be happy to help.

We’d like to thank The Marketing People for planning, designing, writing and building our new website and for making the process as simple as possible for us as clients (though we know it was a little more complex for them!). We’re really pleased with the finished product, and look forward to working with in the future. Though they have also begun other projects, such as working with us on our billboard campaign to showcase our brand new showroom, keep your eyes peeled on the billboard near Cannock cinema!

We’re looking forward to the new opportunities the website brings, and are happy to continue to grow the ETM brand.

If you’re looking for electrical installation, testing or compliance, contact our friendly team to see how our accredited engineers could help you.