Emergency light testing

Emergency light testing.

What can you expect from ETM?

A typical emergency lighting test will consist of each circuit supplying emergency light being isolated in an attempt to establish that the battery in the emergency light fittings can keep all exits sufficiently lit in the event of power failure.

Unfortunately, there will be some periods whereby you will have to be without your lighting circuits. However, we are an experienced contractor that’s prepared to listen to your needs, and then create a schedule for working around them in order to keep you legal without affecting the running of your business.

Your Report Will Include:

Details of your lighting system
Circuit info & test findings
List of items inspected & tested
Details of deviations from the British standard

The latter will require your attention to ensure compliance with current UK legislation and to protect you from legal liabilities resultant of negligence towards your emergency lighting system.

Following an inspection of an emergency lighting installation, ETM will issue a certification that will detail the specific nature of the inspection – along with any departures from BS5266 that may exist.

PAT Testing

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ETM Ltd are experts in the field of PAT Testing.

Electrical Test Midlands was originally set-up to cater to the complicated, and ever changing, sector of electrical testing.

Our input within the industry has grown and our amount of experience allows us to interpret, and respond to, the ever-changing UK legislations and regulations that abound the PAT testing industry. Which is probably why we are continually awarded major PAT testing contracts across the UK.

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Portable appliance testing is vital in order to prevent your business premises becoming a source of legal liability, injury or, at the worst end of the scale, loss of lives. Employee safety should always be a major consideration within any business – although the occurrence of electrical accidents within the workplace is still all too common.

This is where we step in, to ensure that your business premises is running with full electrical compliance. Giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are not likely to fall victim to legal claims involving faulty machinery, a PC monitor with a loose connection, or even just from the use of a simple Kettle.

The testing procedure, itself, is not daunting or intrusive, and is carried out by ETM engineers in a very flexible and understanding manner. We know PAT testing and electrical safety is vitally important – but, equally so to us, is the efficient running of your business. Therefore, we go out of our way to maintain your business flow throughout the entire testing procedure.

 

Let us take the load

Our PAT Testing engineers will arrive at your premises with their testing tools pre-loaded with your business details. Each of your electrical appliances are tested and each one will be issued it’s own unique bar-code. Upon passing or failing a test the appliance is appropriately labelled and the details of this recorded.

After our engineers have completed the testing stage, they return to head-office to download and prepare your asset register and pass/fail certification and put together reference to any remedial work that was flagged up during inspection. If required, we can then return to rectify any problematic appliances – ensuring you of a compliant workplace and saving you from an electrical appliance related legal claim.

Require PAT Testing within your business? Call the experts, and one of our friendly team will be happy to advise you on how we can help. 0800 066 3227

Testing and compliance services

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Every business has an obligation to make sure that their electrical installations comply with Health & Safety legislations and regulatory standards to ensure their staff and customers / visitors are safe.

The risks of failing to meet these standards can be life-threatening and can have a negative impact on your reputation and profits.

Electrical Test Midlands ensure that your workplace, employees and visitors are safe and that your electrical installations comply with the highest standards.

From PAT testing to fixed wiring inspection and testing to emergency lighting testing, we will ensure that your business is a safe and compliant environment, remove the risk from your business and give you peace of mind without the hassle of dealing with multiple companies.

We are fully accredited and have over 20 years’ experience in providing testing and compliance services and guarantee that all work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant standards and approved codes of practice.

Reports are uploaded to our Client Area, meaning you can access current and historic reports quickly and easily 247

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Electrical condition report

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Today’s find ETM Electrical Test Midlands Engineer carrying out an electrical condition report.

One good reason for carrying out electrical safety testing on your building.
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

http://www.electricaltestmidlands.com

smoke alarms

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A landlord has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter after two young boys died in a fire at a house where no working smoke alarms were fitted. Kamal Bains, 50, from Birkby, Huddersfield, will appear at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court next Friday, August 18, charged with two counts of the offence, West Yorkshire Police said. Logan Taylor, three, and two-year-old Jake Casey died in the blaze in Alder Street, Huddersfield, in February. Their mother and an older brother managed to flee the house before firefighters arrived. In the wake of the tragedy West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s deputy chief fire officer, Dave Walton, urged people to check they have working smoke alarms in their homes.

What is the difference between a near miss and an incident?

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Q:
What is the difference between a near miss and an incident?

A:

There are two terminologies commonly used, and even though they’re related it’s important not to confuse one with each other.
• A near miss is a type of incident that could have been an accident if the parameters were changed, such as distance, people, task, or tools.
• An incident involves the injury of a person, equipment or property damage due to the failure of engineering processes, inefficiency of employee’s abilities to do the task correctly, kinetic, electrical, and weather to mention a few.
Simply put, all near misses are incidents but not all incidents are near misses

electrical safety testing

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The pictures shows a socket 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!
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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 safety testing

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One good reason for carrying out electrical safety testing on your building. Incorrect fuse wire installed wile carrying out electrical safety testing at one of our clients site.

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

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.
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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.

Testimonials

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Ham Baker Adams are the UK’s premier provider of mechanical services equipment to the water industry.

We strive to achieve a safe working environment for our staff, visitors, and stakeholders, and as such required an electrical contractor with the skills and competencies to aid our zero-accident objective.

After a selection process we selected ETM, and have now been working with them for over 5 years.

They have successfully managed our Fixed Wiring and Portable Appliance Testing, and also been commercially competitive when required to undertake all remedial works and installations.

All their engineers are well presented and we are so assured of their safety and business ethics, the engineers, once inducted, are able to provide unescorted services to our 7 acre site at Etruria, and also at our Head Office in Netherton.

I would, and have recommended their services to others

Jon M