Electric installation and testing
C & R Testing Electrical division is an NICEIC approved electrical contractor dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standard of service. We offer electrical installation and testing on Commercial, Industrial, TV Studio, Theatres and Domestic premises. We also offer Portable Appliance Testing
Why do you need to carry out PAT testing?
Electrical equipment if not maintained property can in some circumstances
become unsafe. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility
on employers, employees and self-employed persons to take reasonably practicable
steps to ensure that no electrical danger results from the use of portable
appliances. This means that a system needs to be put in place to ensure
that all portable appliances are safe. Part of this process will probably
involve testing the appliances for; earth bond continuity, insulation resistance
and functional tests.
The level of inspection and testing required is dependent upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependent upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used. The objective being to avoid the risk of people getting electric shocks which could be life threatening. For more information you may wish to consult a publication by The Institution of Electrical Engineers ‘Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment’.
There are many different reasons for commissioning an Electrical Report and it is advisable to speak to a qualified electrician so you can decide what type of report you need. The most common one is for a home buyer.
Why would I need a Home Buyer Electrical Report?
It is advisable to check the electrical installations are safe for you and your family before you move in. If you plan to buy a house that is less than 10 years old and has no extensions or very little DIY the electrics are likely to be OK and an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) may be sufficient. If the house has been lived in by someone who is keen on DIY, where there have been renovations, extensions, home improvements and the property is more than 10 years old it is advisable for the electrics to be fully inspected. Our qualified electricians will identify any electrical deficiencies and tell you what repairs need to be done straight away and which are less urgent. You can then discuss any cost implications with the electrician.
What about rented properties?
If you are a landlord then you must have the electrics in your property inspected by a qualified electrician to ensure they are suitable. The inspection should be done every 5 years though the electrician may advise a re-inspection sooner. However the inspection has to be done for each new tenancy in case the previous tenant caused any damage to the wiring.
Fault finding services
Fault finding for Commercial, Industrial, TV Studio, Theatres and Domestic premises also on motor control systems, Fire curtains, dimming and control systems