Electrical Testing & PAT Testing in Andoversford
Electrical Testing & Inspection –
Our Electricians who carry out testing in Andoversford have qualifications to the 18th Edition IET (City & Guilds 2382-18) wiring regulations and CITY & GUILDS Inspection & Testing Certification of Electrical Installations. This permits the electrician to sign off their own work as well as inspect and test the work completed by other electricians. So they can provide the highest level of electrical competency to test and inspect installations.
Our Andoversford electricians carry out inspections and testing for both domestic and commercial dwellings. Whether it is just a visual inspection of the electrical installation or a full EICR.
Electrical Installation – What is it?
The electrical installation consists of all the fixed electrical equipment that supplies through the electricity meter. This includes the cables hidden in the walls and ceilings, sockets, switches, light fittings and the Consumer unit (fuse board. This contains all of the fuses, circuit-breakers and RCD’s (residual current devices).
What is an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)?
An EICR is a full report which details the condition of the electrical installation. This shows all of the test results and confirms if the wiring meets the current 18th Edition IET regulations. If the electrics do not meet the regulations, the report will confirm the details. Giving grades of priority of remedial works needed as shown below:
C1: Danger present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action needed.
C2: Could be dangerous – Urgent remedial action needed.
C3: Improvement recommended.
FI: Further investigation needed without delay.
Andoversford Landlords –
The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 means that the electrical installation in a rental is safe. When a tenancy begins and throughout the term of the tenancy.
The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 makes it an implied term of every tenancy that the landlord will ‘keep in repair the structure and exterior’ of the property. They should also ‘keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for the supply of water, gas and electricity.’
The Electrical Safety Organisation detail what the Landlords is required to ensure by law as shown below:
- The electrical installation in a rental is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout the duration.
- That a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has an EICR (periodic inspection) carried out on the property every five years. If the property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this. We recommend that a registered electrician carries out an EICR (periodic inspection and test) on your rental properties at least every five years to cover your duty of care as a Landlord.
- That any appliance provided is safe and has at least the CE marking. This is the manufacturer’s claim that it meets all of the needs of European law.
To meet these needs, including duty of care, a landlord will need to carry out regular basic safety checks. This makes sure that the electrical appliances are safe and are working.
Please do see our LANDLORD page for more details.
PAT Testing –
What is PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing)?
Appliances that have passed a PAT test are deemed to be safe to use until the next test date. The next test date in most circumstances will be 12 months from the date of a passed test. However, this can change in certain circumstances. For Landlords electrical items, these should have a test done before a new tenant moves in. Even if this is less than 12 months from the previous test date.
All customers that we carry out PAT testing services for have their electrical items entered into our database. We can supply an electronic copy for import to their asset database. For smaller clients, the PAT testing database is often used as their primary asset database.
Electrical Work –
Our Andoversford electricians not only carry out electrical testing but they also carry out all other types of electrical work. From replacing a broken socket or replacing a consumer unit (fuse board) to carrying out a complete rewire.
We can also provide emergency electrical work. This could just be advice over the phone for something as straight forward as resetting an RCD that has tripped. Or, if it is a more complicated problem then we can arrange for one of our electricians to visit your property or business to make the repair.
We are fully covered by public liability and professional indemnity insurance. This will also give you peace of mind that the electricians working in your home or business are from a reliable electrical contractor.
We are members of the following professional bodies:
ELECSA – operates competent person schemes on behalf of the government to make sure that the contractors you use are technically able to do the electrical work you want. The scheme relating to electricians is the Part P scheme. We are also a member of this scheme.
The ELECSA mission is to maintain and promote the best industry practice that underlines the technical integrity of the work that their approved contractors carry out on behalf of their customers every day.
TrustMark – is a non-profit making organisation, licensed by the Government and supported by consumer protection groups. A firm’s technical skills have an independent check with regular on-site inspections. We signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and good customer care.
By being members of the above, we are giving you peace of mind that our electrician has had an assessment and confirmed as component to carry out all electrical work for you.
If you have any questions about our Electrical testing services, please do give Leisa or a member of the team a call on 01242 352767. You can also contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be more than happy to help you.
We look forward to being of service to you for all of your Electrical Testing needs.
Areas we cover near to Andoversford:
Cheltenham | Charlton Kings | Withington | Leckhampton | Prestbury | Swindon Village
Andoversford | Shipton | Winchcombe | Bishops Cleeve