electrical inspections sunderland
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Electrical Inspections Sunderland

Our Services – Fixed electrical inspections Sunderland

Fixed Installation Testing is the inspection and testing of the permanent electrical systems (circuits) in properties. It’s an electrical survey carried out to determine if there are any defects present throughout the fixed electrical installation as well as to make sure the electrical installation complies with current electrical legislation.

Electrical Inspections Sunderland – BS7671 IEE (IET) Wiring Regulations standards

electrical inspections sunderlandCoxons Electrical Services carry out 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 fully experienced in the inspection and testing of commercial, industrial and household buildings.

First and foremost we’ll liaise with you as to the reason for the fixed installation testing and assess the level of inspection and testing to be undertaken. It is our goal to minimise disruption to your property whilst additionally supply a thorough and professional electrical inspection 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 inspections Sunderland are additionally a common requirement for business and public property insurance.

The Inspection and Test Service

Following a visual assessment and verification of the total electrical installation, the following test procedures are applied where appropriate, in order to confirm the safety of electrical installation :

Continuity – to ascertain that the earthing is continuous through the entire circuit.
Bonding Conductors Continuity – to ensure bonding is in place and effective.
Ring Circuit Continuity – ascertains whether or not the ring is completed.
Insulation Resistance – to check whether there has been any breakdown in insulation to the installation.
Polarity – to test that the installation is properly wired.
Earth Fault Loop Impedance – to ascertain 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 make sure they disconnect the supply.
Upon completion of the electrical testing, a comprehensive Periodic Inspection Report is supplied that contains the subsequent certification:

Advice Notes for recipients.

Schedule of Inspection and Schedule of Test Results.

The engineer who carried out your testing will also talk through the results with you and clarify if any remedial work is required in order to remedy a dangerous installation. If the electrical installation has any faults, they shall be listed beneath the area of observations and suggestions and will be given one of the following codes:

code one – calls for urgent attention
code two – calls for improvement
code three – requires further investigation
code four – does not comply with current BS7671 standards

Even though we’re pleased to conduct any remedial work required, you’re free to decide to have the work performed by a certified third party.

We are fully insured to the value of £5m. Copies of our insurance details are available to customers upon request.

Did you know?

IEE recommends the maximum time between periodic electrical inspections Sunderland:

electrical inspections sunderlandCommercial 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

electrical inspections sunderland