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’.
Once completed you will be issued with an Electrical Condition Report (EICR).
A periodic inspection will:
- Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
- Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
- Identify any defective electrical work.
- Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property.
Domestic PAT Testing
Most people don’t give it a second thought they or a family member switch on an electrical appliance or leave a electric blanket or portable heater turned on. Everyone is so accustomed to the devices they use on a daily basis that you don’t even think about it and although manufactures must ensure electrical items are safe to use when bought, this doesn’t prevent them from becoming hazardous through misuse, damage, age or an unexpected appliance failure.
Faulty appliances cause shocks, burns house fires and loss of lives often reported on television or in newspapers. The best way to avoid this is to book a portable appliance test with us.
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