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.
excellent service from Charlie, friendly, full of good advice would recommend to anyone who needs an electrician.will use again.
Erwin was excellent. Responded to an emergency call out at short notice, arrived promptly ,diagnosed and fixed the problem quickly and charged a reasonable rate for the job.Thoroughly recommended.
Contacted DSS Electrical to install a convection hob. Came at agreed time (in fact slightly before since they had finished a previous job early) and installed in 30mins, cheaper than the company we bought the appliance from. Very happy with the work and would recommend to others.
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Quick, friendly experts who cleaned up mess after themselves and tested everything- highly recommended
Very efficient, sorted my electrical problem, made sure I was happy with the work.
Absolutely brilliant got our electricity back up and working price was excellent, will be getting him back to sort the wiring out in our conservatory. Definitely recommend Edmonds Electrical.
Highly recommend Perry. Arrived when he said he would, offered good advice and great work. Will definitely be using for all our future jobs!
I highly recommend Perry for all your electrical needs. Has done several jobs for us and has always done a great job at a competitive price. Genuine lovely guy and nothing is too much trouble.
Definitely recommend Perry. He came on time and changed 6 down lights and a plug plus fixed my outside lights which were shorting. All done in one morning.
I have used Perry for several jobs now, ranging from work in a new build through to existing renovations. Perry has been excellent throughout, helping to advise on what would look/ work best, and then carrying out the work to an extremely high standard. He communicates well and is always punctual when completing work. I have recommended him to family and friends, and will continue to do so.
Perry Newman is very polite and courteous and knows his stuff. He installed all new LED lighting in our home. Very Professional and cleaned up brilliantly after he finished. Would recommend him every time.
Extremely reliable service. Perry uses his electric expertise to come up with innovative solutions. Highly recommended.
I can highly recommend Perry for any electrical work. Very professional, works to a high standard, reasonable prices and a great guy to boot. Can not fault any work he has done for us. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
We have been using Perry for a number of months now and we find him to be knowledgable, very courteous with our customers, very accommodating and an excellent electrician. We would definitely recommend Perry for any of your electrical needs be it big or small.
Not only a knowledgeable electrician but trustworthy and reliable. Very neat and tidy work. Thoroughly recommend.
Great service, good price, more than satisfied with the work carried out
Very happy with Neil Allan from NGA Electrical Services. Professional, courteous and reliable service. I would Highly recommend NGA Electrical Service.
Very swift response and rectified fault quickly.