The inspections are vital for the protection against electric shock, electric burns, fires from electrical origin and electrical arcing or explosions initiated or caused by electricity.
We will thoroughly conduct a visual inspection of your fixed electrical installation, including an internal inspection of a sample of isolating devices, including:
- Joints and Connections
- Conductors (Including Protective Conductors)
- Flexible Cables and Cords
- Accessories and Switching Devices
- Basic Protection
- Fault Protection
- Protective Devices
- Enclosures and Mechanical Protection
- Marking and Labelling
Testing of fixed equipment installation includes:
- Continuity of Protective Conductors
- Insulation resistance testing
- Polarity Testing
- Earth loop impedance
- Functional tests
- Initial final circuit tracing and identification can be provided if required
- Final circuit labelling can be provided if required
At the end of the inspection, you will receive an Electrical Installation Condition Report detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with
the present-day safety standard that might give rise to danger. This is prioritised as follows:
- C1. Danger Present – The safety of those using the installation is at risk.
- C2. Potentially Dangerous – The safety of those using the installation may be at risk.
- C3. Improvement recommended.
If anything dangerous or potentially dangerous 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. Reported defects that receive a C1 classification will be notified to the duty holder, will need to be signed for by the client and must be resolved immediately.
As part of this service, you will receive exclusive access to your compliance web portal, showing an online version of your inspection and test records, network drawings and condition reports as well as your overall electrical site compliance and notifications for renewals. Our web portal is a proactive way to demonstrate your bid to become compliant, and is an invaluable tool should you ever need to provide your reports in defence and for audit purposes.
Detailed inspection and testing however thorough, may not ensure the ongoing safety of an electrical installation, which might suffer degradation and damage on a daily basis. Inspection & testing consideration is therefore advised specific to the environment, nature of usage and location. With this in mind, we will then recommend a 3 year or 5-year maintenance regime as per Guidance Note 3. It is then down to the duty holder to agree the level of maintenance required.