Electrical inspection and testing refers to a series of procedures that are carried out by qualified electricians.
This is conducted to ensure that electrical installations are compliant with BS7671 and that the systems are also satisfying statutory regulations including the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Failing to comply with these regulations is a criminal offence that could result in a fine or even imprisonment. Fortunately, all our recommended electricians can carry out inspections and testing to ensure that you’re electrical systems are safe and ready to use.
To ensure compliance with BS7671 regulations, a qualified electrician has to complete an electrical inspection and testing procedure that’s both correct and suitable. This will include visual inspection and testing carried out with appropriate testing equipment.
The electrical system being tested could be either a new build or an alteration. In this case, a comprehensive Initial Verification Inspection and Testing procedure will be carried out.
If the electrical installation is an existing system, a Periodic Inspection and Testing procedure will be completed instead. Both of these electrical inspection and testing procedures have an identical sequence of tests that we will detail below.
Our recommended electricians will carry out the sequence of testing in a very specific order.
Within the BS7671, Regulation 610.1 states that…
In order to comply with this regulation, all our recommended electricians will complete the testing procedures and then complete an Electrical Installation Certificate.
If an existing electrical installation has been altered, they will complete a Minor Electrical Work Certificate instead.
Within the BS7671, Regulation 621.1 states that…
This regulation is related to those electrical installations that are neither new or altered. In these cases, there is a need for periodic electrical inspection and testing to be carried out.
This will include an initial visual inspection followed by a more thorough inspection and testing procedure.
Once this work is completed, an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) will be issued.
These are certificates that must be kept by the “person ordering the work” (the owner) and the “competent person” (the qualified electrician) after the electrical inspection, and testing procedures have been completed.
If you need any of these tests being carried out, our recommended electricians will be able to assist.
Rang him as our kitchen circuit shorted out. He methodically checked, found and fixed the problem. Excellent work ethic.
Excellent Service, Gareth was helpful and clearly a very experienced and knowledgeable electrician. The work was carried out on time and efficiently I would definitely recommend.
I had a problem with wall lights on stairs after I replaced them and a main swith. Telephoned for a call out, connected to Mr Thornton. Shared my problem with him, he advised & instructed me what to do then call back. His instructions were spot on & problem was solved. Not having me this man I found him very professional, he listened, his assessment of the problem was exact. Wish I could receive this level of service where ever I go. Highly recommended electrician
Leslie Horan Mr
Excellent professional service. Tony was very knowledgeable and gave great advice on rectifying some of the problems we had with our electrics. Tony gave accurate estimates and was reasonably priced.
Asa rang me shortly after I left a message for him. My cooker appeared to be broken after the toaster activated the trip switch. After explaining the problem to Asa he suggested that, before he arranged a call out for me, l should set the cooker clock to the correct time and try turning the cooker on again. It worked! I did feel a bit stupid that l didn’t know about the clock, but also very happy that my cooker was fixed. No charge at all. I didn’t get to meet Asa but l can definitely recommend him, for his honesty and helpfulness. Thank you Asa, and Louise for passing on my message to Asa.
Great job, recommended. Outside double socket fitted for a reasonable price.
Darren did the work that was required and charged a fair price. Very happy and will definitely use again in future.
Excellent job and also a very reasonable price.
Very punctual, I felt that I was kept informed, as my property is tenanted. My tenant said friendly service provided. I will be happy to use again.
They were very efficient and I was happy how they carried out the work, I would use them again
Darren was a good communicator and quickly organised the job. His elecrician Terry was bang on time, pleasant, got the job done at a reasonable price. (EICR reports for rental properties). I'm very satisfied with the results.
My experience with Darren and Hillmore was nothing short of perfect. He attended the site within 48 hours of our conversation and conducted the work whilst my tenants were home, there was minimal disruption and the work was complete within an hour. The price was very reasonable and there were no hidden costs. I would highly recommend this company and I have since called them back to complete further works. 5 stars *****
Darren completed the electrical safety certificate and repairs promptly and reasonably priced. Recommend.
Darren was excellent - communicated well throughout the process, made sure I had all the options and provided any clarifications needed. No issues at all and would use again. Would recommend to friends and family.
Excellent service! Great price! Would highly recommend.
Very happy with the work done and service received. I needed a job doing asap and they were able to meet my deadlines. The chap that turned up was lovely to talk to and did a great job. I had to have an isolator switch and cabling installed for a jacuzzi and they checked with the company to make sure that the work done would meet their requirements and regulations before finishing the job. I also asked them to fit an additional socket in the house (outside of the original scope) and they did this for me. Communication was good. Happy to recommend this company and will use again. Thank you!
Hillmore installed some outdoor lighting for us and relocated some internal switches and sockets. The work was done quickly and efficiently and I would certainly use again. Thanks.
Darren's service was professional and the end product was exactly what we were expecting. I would highly recommend Darren for your electrical requirements.
Great experience with the guys from Voltage Electrical. Darren in particular was extremely accommodating and professional throughout. Excellent job completed in very quick time. Highly recommended.
Darren was really excellent from start to finish. Always on time and got the work done to a high standard and finished half a day early too!