Electrical Installation Testing
Electrical Installation Testing (BS7671 2008 amended)) involves testing the electrical services and systems that conduct electricity around a building. It covers all the hard wiring in a building, whether that building is commercial, industrial or residential.
Anything electrical in a building that is fixed such as lighting, socket outlets, air conditioning and other fixed plant needs to be tested. The benchmark for this inspection and test process is BS 7671 (The IEE Wiring Regulations) which provides guidance on how systems must be designed, installed and maintained. Deviations from this British Standard are most likely to be the cause of any problems.
After an initial visual inspection, several electrical testing procedures are carried out by injected test voltages and current through the system, to determine the integrity and functionality of cables, accessories and disconnection devices. This form of test and inspection is paramount to safety in the workplace.
The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend maximum periods between inspections:
- Factories – 3 years
- Commercial buildings – 5 years
- Residential – 10 years
PHS Compliance is unique, in that we offer our customers a remedial solution to repair any defects found during the test and inspection process. Our electrical installations division will prepare a no obligation quotation to repair any deviations from BS7671 and provide the required certification in each case.
Did you know that the British Standard relating to Electrical Fixed Wiring installations has been revised and is now covered by Amendment 1 of BS 7671:2008?... Read More
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