Periodic Testing

Electrical InstallationTesting

All aspects of the electrical installation are inspected and tested for strength, integrity and compliance with the IEE Regulations in force at the time the system was installed and to the current regulations where applicable.

Not only will any faults or defects found be recorded but where possible,we will suggest cost effective solutions . Thereby enabling you to accurately  cost  any required remedial work to bring the system up to the required safe standard.

Following completion of testing, the results are presented in a high quality report which includes the following documentation:-



Periodic inspection certificate

Detailed circuit assessment sheets

Survey report (general site faults)

Survey report (specific faults, locations & suggested solutions relating to distribution boards and circuits)

Laminated “self-adhesive” circuit assessment sheets (can be included if required @ an extra cost)

CAD or Visio electrical distribution drawings (can be included if required @ an extra cost)

Dangerous conditions report forms (copy handed to a site representative at time of test)

Dangerous conditions report forms (copy included with report)


Test Data

Please be assured that ,once complete ,our test reports ,along with,where required any remedial work,will enable you to comply with “The Electricity at Work Regulations”.

Test results are entered  onto in house computers  by our engineers. The programmes used are as supplied by Amtech ltd.

They have been tailored specifically to the task of accurately and efficiently capturing, status checking and organising data and survey results in order to provide extremely accurate, clear and concise final data, reports and Certification.

See ——for recommended intervals between periodic inspection and testing.

Summary of Terms

An electrical installation is the wiring system of a building from the mains position to items of electrical equipment, sockets, light fittings and everything in between and is the system in which all the electrical equipment is, or may be, electrically connected to a common source of electrical energy. Testing of electrical installations is also referred to as BS7671, periodic inspection, landlord testing, Electricity at Work, fixed appliance testing, fixed equipment, fixed machine, hard wiring, electrical wiring, fixed wiring testing, mains, circuit or insurance testing.

Legal Requirements

The law requires that all business owners, their directors, managers and employees comply with “The Electricity at Work Regulations”.

The law simply requires that all electrical systems must be maintained to be safe at all times.

No system or part of it may give rise to danger during either normal operation or under fault conditions.

Regulation 4(2)
”All systems to be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, danger”. “System” means the wiring of an electrical installation and everything connected to it.

Regulation (29) states:
“It shall be a defence for any person to prove that he took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of that offence”

Test reports, together with other preventative maintenance documentation will form the basis of this proof and will provide your best defence against prosecution should the need arise.

Duty holders are responsible for setting up adequate maintenance programmes and must assess the needs and frequency requirement of testing, maintaining and monitoring electrical systems and equipment. Generally, the following test intervals may be applied for guidance purposes: –

Electrical installations
(As outlined in 16th Edition I.E.E. regulations)

Type of Installation Maximum period between inspections
Domestic/CommercialIndustrialChurches (over 5 years old)Places of public entertainmentPetroleum stationsEmergency lighting & Fire alarms 10 years/5 years3 years1 year1 year1 year1 year

Portable Appliances

Environment Frequency
Industrial / WorkshopsCommercial (normal & class I)Commercial (low risk & class II) 6 months12 months24 months or more

Listed below are details & links to further details regarding, BS7671, BS5266, BS5839 NIC EIC and IEE ,if you are unsure which regulations apply to you.


IEE – Insitution of Electrical Engineers
The IEE Wiring Regulations have become a standard for the UK and many other countries. It also recommends internationally the requirements for ships and offshore installations. If you are interested in any of the available IEE publications detailing the Wiring Regulations visit the——-

NICEIC – National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting SBS have been members of the National Inspection Council, since—–. The NICEIC is the industry’s independent, non profit-making, voluntary regulatory body covering the whole of the United Kingdom .

BS7671 – Wiring Regulations
, you can find more information and useful links for the Wiring Regulation guidelines by visiting the ——–

BS5266 – Emergency Lighting Regulations  
Another of the regulations we adhere to, BS5266 is the code used to describe the regulations for Emergency Lighting

BS5839-1 2002 Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings
  Another of the regulations we adhere to, BS5839-1 2002 is the code used to describe the regulations for Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems

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