Electrical Testing & PAT Testing in Chipping Norton
Electrical Testing & Inspection –
Our Electricians who carry out the testing have qualifications to the 18th Edition IET, (City & Guilds 2382-18) wiring regulations and CITY & GUILDS Inspection & Testing Certification of Electrical Installations. This allows each electrician to complete and sign off their own work as well as inspect and test work finished by 3rd party electricians. Therefore, this provides you with the highest level of electrical competency so we can advise on current installations.
Our electricians carry out all inspections and testing for both domestic and commercial clients. Whether it is just a visual inspection of the installation or a full EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report).
What is the Electrical Installation?
The electrical installation comprises of all the fixed equipment that supplies through the electricity meter. It includes the cables – normally hidden in the walls and ceilings, sockets, light fittings, switches and the Consumer unit (fuse board) itself that contains the fuses, circuit-breakers and RCD’s (residual current devices).
What is an EICR?
An EICR is a full report which will show the condition of the installation. It shows all the testing results and advises if the electrical wiring meets the current 18th Edition IET regulations. If the electrics do not meet the regulations, the report will show the issues. Giving grades of priority of remedial works needed as below:
C1: Danger present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action needed.
C2: Could be dangerous – Urgent remedial action needed.
C3: Improvement advised.
FI: Further investigation needed without delay.
The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 requires that the electrical installation in a rental is safe when a tenancy begins and during the time of the tenancy. The Act also makes it an implied term of every tenancy that the landlord will – ‘keep in repair the structure and exterior’ of the property and ‘keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for the supply of water, gas and electricity’.
As a Landlord, you do have a requirement by law to make sure the below:
- The electrical installation in a rental is safe when tenants move in and kept in a safe condition throughout.
- 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 in the rental is safe and has at least the CE marking (which is the manufacturer’s claim that it meets all the needs of European law).
To meet these needs, landlords will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks. This is to make sure that the electrical appliances are safe and working. Please do see our LANDLORD page for full details.
PAT testing – What is it?
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the safety testing of portable electrical kit. It consists of a visual inspection and a combination of tests. Our electricians carry out these tests using electrical safety testing equipment.
We consider passed PAT tested Electrical appliances safe to use until the next test date. The next test date is ordinarily 12 months from the date of the previous PAT test. Although, this can change in certain circumstances. For Landlords, any electrical items they supply should be tested before a new tenant moves in. Even if this is less than 12 months from the previous test date.
All customers that we provide PAT testing services for have their equipment 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 electricians not only carry out electrical testing in and around Chipping Norton but they also provide all electrical work. From replacing a broken socket or the fuse board (consumer unit) to a full rewire.
We can also help with any electrical emergency. Whether it is just advice over the phone for something straight forward i.e. 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 you to repair this issue.
We are fully covered by full public liability and professional indemnity insurance. We are also members of the professional bodies as below:
ELECSA operates competent person schemes on behalf of the government. This is to make sure that the contractors you use are technically able to do the work you want or need. The scheme relating to electricians is the Part P scheme. We are also members 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 had 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 a part of the above we are giving you, the customer, peace of mind that the electrician visiting your property has had an assessment. This also means the electrician is more than able to carry out all work in your home safely and correctly.
If you have any questions about our Electrical testing services for your Chipping Norton home, please do give Leisa or a member of the team a call on 01608 238393. Please also feel free to email us at email@example.com. We will always be more than happy to help you.
We look forward to being of service to you for all your Electrical needs in Chipping Norton.
Areas we cover near to Chipping Norton:
Chipping Norton | Shipton under Wychwood | Milton under Wychwood | Chadlington | Kingham
Great Rollright | Little Rollright | Heythrop | Enstone | Little Chew | Great Chew
Charlbury | Hook Norton