Electrical Reports and Certification
Commercial Electrical Reports
The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) sets the legal standard for Electrical Safety in the UK. Under this law, it states:
(1) Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of—
(a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and
(b) the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.
This is further supplemented by The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) which states:
(1) All systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, danger.
(2) As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.
(3) Every work activity, including operation, use and maintenance of a system and work near a system, shall be carried out in such a manner as not to give rise, so far as is reasonably practicable, to danger.
(4) Any equipment provided under these Regulations for the purpose of protecting persons at work on or near electrical equipment shall be suitable for the use for which it is provided, be maintained in a condition suitable for that use, and be properly used.
Combined, these two laws show that all electrical systems must be regularly checked and maintained for the safety of both employees and the general public.
The best way to ensure your premises are compliant to these laws are through Fixed Wire Testing, PAT Testing, and Emergency Light Testing. In addition, you can have an electrician conduct an Electrical Report to let you know the condition of your wiring, and give details on where it may need repair or replacement.
Fixed Wire Testing
Fixed wire testing is a thorough inspection and testing of every fixed electrical circuit within your site. This should be done at least every 5 years, however this may need to be completed more often depending on environmental factors.
At Blackwell and Denton, our NICEIC certified electricians will come on site at a time convenient to you and make sure every circuit is up to current standards and is safe for use. We can come to give an estimate, or you can book our team straight away.
To book an engineer, use the button at the bottom of the page, or call us on 01904 659066.
Emergency Light Testing
Emergency Lighting is a key aspect of evacuating a building in case of an emergency, and this should be tested regularly to reveal where faults are or if replacements are needed.
An in house test should be completed every month to makes sure the system is running suitably, but an in depth test should be done at least once a year. This test reveals if any back up systems have any faults, such as battery operated lights not working for the allotted amount of time.
Our experienced Electricians can carry out the in depth tests as well as advise on the suitability of existing or proposed equipment to make sure that you are abiding by all regulations.
To book an Engineer to look at your needs, please use the button at the bottom of the page, or call us on 01904 659066.
For PAT testing, please go to our PAT Testing page.
Commercial Electrical Reports
Commercial electrical reports are a good way of assessing the current state of the electrics in a building. Whether you are looking at a new property, or need your current one certifying, then a commercial report will tell you what systems are up to date and what may need repair or replacement.
The five main aims of an Electrical Report are to:
Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe)
Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it
Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IEE Wiring Regulations
Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
Provide and important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.
To book an engineer to quote or call out, please use the button below, or call 01904 659066.