Electrical Inspections in Washington
Fixed Wiring Inspection and Testing:
Fixed Installation Testing is the inspection and testing of the permanent electrical systems (circuits) inside a property. It’s an electrical survey carried out to determine if there are any faults present inside the fixed electrical installation as well as ensure the electrical installation complies with current electrical legislation. TM Electrics conduct fixed installation testing to BS7671 IEE (IET) Wiring Regulations standards. Our electrical engineers hold both City and Guilds 2381/2382 and 2391 electrical qualifications and are well versed in the inspection and testing of commercial, industrial and residential premises.
First and foremost we shall liaise with you as to the objective for the fixed installation testing and confirm the level of inspection and testing to be conducted. It is our aim to minimise disruption to your premises whilst at that time supply a complete and professional electrical testing service. The routine inspection and testing of your fixed electrical installation, ensures compliance under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987. Electrical installation testing is additionally a common requirement for business and public properties insurance.
So, when you’re considering electrical inspections in Washington, remember TM Electrics have a reputation as one of the best. We understand the need to keep your colleagues safe and we keep you informed at every step of the inspection.
The Inspection and Test Service
Following a visual assessment and verification of your electrical installation, the subsequent test procedures are applied where appropriate, in order to ascertain the safety of electrical installation:
Continuity – to ensure that the earthing is continuous all through the circuit.
Bonding Conductors Continuity – to make sure that bonding is in place and effective.
Ring Circuit Continuity – ascertains whether or not the ring is completed.
Insulation Resistance – to check whether there’s been any breakdown in insulation to the installation.
Polarity – to check that the installation is properly wired.
Earth Fault Loop Impedance – to determine the Zs of the installation.
Earth Electrode Resistance – applies to TT systems only, to test the earthing rods.
RCD testing – to check that Residual Current Device disconnects the supply in the instance of a fault.
Functional testing of isolators and breakers – to ensure they disconnect the supply.
On Completion of the Inspection
Upon completion of the electrical testing, a detailed Periodic Inspection Report is supplied containing the subsequent certification:
- Assistance Notes for recipients.
- Schedule of Inspection and Schedule of Test Results.
The electrical engineer who conducts your testing will also talk through the results with you and explain if any remedial work is necessary in order to remedy an unsafe installation. If the electrical installation has any faults, they shall be listed below the section of observations and recommendations and will be given one of the following codes:
code one – calls for urgent attention
code two – necessitates improvement
code three – calls for further investigation
code four – does not adhere to current BS7671 standards
Obviously, we’re glad to carry out any remedial work required. However, you are free to decide who carries out the work for you.
We are fully insured to the value of £5m. Copies of our insurance details are available upon request.
Did You Know?
IEE recommends the maximum time between periodic inspections:
Commercial premises – max 5 years
Industrial premises – max 3 years
Hotels and Public Houses – max 5 years
Shops and Offices – max 5 years
Domestic – max 10 years or at change of occupancy
Residential – max 5 years or at change of occupancy
Launderettes – max 1 year
Community Centres/Village Halls – max 5 years
Churches – max 5 years
Educational premises – max 5 years
Places of public entertainment and theatres – max 3 years
Leisure complexes (excluding swimming pools) – max 3 years
Swimming Pools – max 1 year
Construction site/temporary installations – every 3 months
If you are looking for electrical inspections in Washington then it is definitely TM Electrics that you need to speak to. We follow extremely high standards. We are as committed to our engineers, as we are to every client we serve. Please contact us for any electrical requirement you may have, whether it is a small repair, or a major electrical installation. We’re certain we can supply the quality level you require at rates you will find extremely competitive.