Electrical Test & Inspection in Hampshire 

All Safe Electric will always quote for remedial work and in many cases give a discount if the retest forms part of the remedial work - e.g. replacement consumer unit. Always check that our competitors provide re-work - many do not !

IR Inspection

All Safe Electric have the capability to use thermal imaging equipment, by special request, to identify defects that can not always be detected by the more conventional visual inspection. Thermal suveys can be a highly effective means of targeting preventive maintenance where it is most required.

 

 

BS7671

As of 1st January 2012, the First Amendment of BS7671 2008 came into force. One of the main aspects of the amendment was the replacement of the Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) with the Electrical Installation Condition Report (ECIR).

Now as of July 2015 there is a 3rd amendment, which amongst other things looks at fire prevention.

 

 

Sample Report

Below is a link to view an example of an Electrical Installation Report.

(This is just an example we keep all customers information confidential )

Link to report

 

Example EICR
Draft example of EICR
Web site example.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.4 MB]

There are several reasons why you may want a property inspected or tested:

 

Landlords - rental properties

BS7671 recommends that rental properties are inspected and tested very 5 years and on change of tennent.  See advise for Landlords for more information.

 

Prospective purchasers and vendors.

Vey often a buildings survey or will ask for expert advise if he suspects the electrical installation is old or has been altered. Very often kitchen installations and extensions do not have the required building standards control approval. We can provide or reassurance remedial work if necessary, liaising with  local Building Standards Control as required.

 

Insurance company request.

We have carried out numerous inspections for owners of thatched properties, where the insurance company insists on a test every 2 or 5 years.

Inspection and testing of commercial premises where there is living accommodation above is also a common request.

In making an Electrical Installation Report (EICR), the person carrying out the inspection and testing is looking to determine if there is any damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliance with the regulations which may give rise to danger.

 

Please note that existing installations that have been installed in accordance with earlier editions of the Regulations may not comply with current regulations in every respect and does not necessarily mean that they are unsafe for continued use or require upgrading.

 

However, we will also highlight any areas of an installation of concern and rank them in importance and suggest remedial action as necessary.

 

Before we carry out an EICR, we will consult with the person ordering the report and agree upon the scope of out tests and inspections.

 

For example:

 

Full inspection and test- recommended every 5 years

Newly acquired property being made available to rent where no Electrical Installation Certificate exists or where a Periodic Inspection and Test has not been made in the previous 5 years we will carry out a full inspection and test of the entire installation.

 

Partial inspection and sample test recommended every year or on change of tenant.

Where Electrical Installation Certificate exists or where a Periodic Inspection and Tests have previously been performed we will carry out a full visual inspection fuse box or consumer unit, all sockets, switches and light fittings. Then carry out active tests on all RCD’s and active test for safety Zs (earth loop impedance) on all circuits to containing a 13amp plug to ascertain any damage or degradation.

Tests per BS7671, Guidance note 3, to be carried out where practical

All Safe Electric, 2 Wychwood Place, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 6BE Tel. 01962 861061

TEST

RECOMMENDATION

Protective conductors continuity. (Earth continuity test)

Test to accessible exposed conductive-parts of current using equipment and accessories. Generally accessible within 3m of floor or from where a person can stand.

Bonding conductor continuity.

>Main earth bonding conductors (e.g. to gas, water ) to extraneous conductive parts. (e.g. pipes).

 

>Supplementary bonding conductors. May not be necessary if an RCD is used.

Ring circuit continuity

Continuity. Where there are records of previous tests, this may not be necessary unless there have been changes made to ring circuit final circuit.

Polarity.

At the following positions:

 

Origin of Installation

 

Distribution boards

 

Accessible socket outlets

 

Extremity of radial circuits

Earth fault loop impedance

This measurements for the following positions:

 

Origin of Installation

 

Distribution boards

 

Accessible socket outlets

 

Extremity of radial circuits

  For lighting circuits the result  may be done live or on some circuits may be a calculation by using R1+R2+Ze for safety reasons. 

Insulation resistance

Between live conductors and earth at main and final distribution boards.

Earth electrode resistance

If tests are to be made:-

 

Test each earth rod or group of rods separately, with the test links removed, and with the installation isolated from supply source.

Functional tests

 

RCD

Tests as required by regulation 612.13.1 followed by operation of integral test button

Functional tests of circuit-breakers isolators and switching devices

Manual operation to confirm devices disconnect from supply.

Check our company on the NICEIC web site www.niceic.com

Tel. 01962 861061

Mob. 07789097637

All Safe Electric, 2 Wychwood Place, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 6BE

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