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Periodic Inspection and Testing Services: North East & Across UK

Electrical Periodic Inspection and Testing Services Across The North East & UK

Our periodic electrical inspection and testing services are a necessity for maintaining a safe workplace whatever your business’ industry. Naturally, electrical installations deteriorate over time making it essential to keep on top of fixed wire testing and inspection to eliminate any potential causes of harm.

At PASSfm we offer unrivaled periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations throughout the North East & the UK, which can be carried out at recommended intervals of 3 or 5 years, or annually by percentage testing. We’re 100% committed to making sure you achieve maximum electrical compliance with BS7671:2018 as amended and the 'Electricity at Work Regulations 1989’.

The Importance of Periodic Testing and Inspections: Fixed Wire Testing Frequency

Periodic inspections and testing (also known as fixed wire testing) should be performed at recommended intervals of 3 or 5 years, or annually by percentage testing. Percentage electrical testing is a popular choice with clients that have larger installations as they find it beneficial from a budgeting perspective.

Regular periodic electrical testing and inspections are essential for detecting any factors impairing, or likely to impair, the safety of an electrical installation. At PASSfm, we offer an unrivaled electrical installation testing service throughout all areas of the North East as well as the UK, and we document our inspection services through a thorough periodic inspection report. The following aspects are all included and considered in our fixed wire testing services and reporting, all adhering to standard fixed wire testing regulations:

  • Safety of persons against the effects of electric shock and burns
  • Protection against damage to property by fire and heat arising from an installation defect
  • Confirmation that the installation is not damaged or deteriorated so as to impair safety
  • Identification of non-compliance with the current edition of BS7671, or installation defects, which may give rise to danger

Fixed Wire Testing and Periodic Electrical Inspections: Why Choose Us?

Based in Newton Aycliffe, we are one of the most experienced and trusted national Fixed Wire Testing companies in the North East. All of our engineers are qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, 18th Edition and C&G 2391 as an absolute minimum. This allows us to help companies large and small across the North East to conform to the '18th Edition Wiring Regulations’ and the 'Electricity at Work Regulations (EaWR) 1989'. These are both vital regulations that have to be adhered to.

Having serviced some of the biggest industrial and high street names in the UK and North East, we have a proven record of offering a trusted and professional electrical inspection and testing service.

If you are a large business and are following a constrained electrical installation safety budget, then depending on the size and nature of your electrical installations we are happy to offer a customised approach. This would involve working with you to construct a periodic inspection programme at repeating frequencies to suit your requirements and budget - ensuring you comply 100% with industry recommendations and fixed appliance testing regulations.

Supporting Documents about Installation Testing

IEE Code of Practice

Electrical wiring in the United Kingdom

Electrical Standards and Approved Codes of Practice

Further Links and Information about Installation Testing

18th Edition Wiring Regulations

HSE Electricity at Work Regulations (EaWR) 1989 information

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 Act

PART P to Buildings Regulations

Building Regulations in the United Kingdom

If you are concerned about the electrical safety at your premises or simply are in need of advice on installation testing and regulations then please don't hesitate to give us a call straight away on 01325 320256 or follow the link below.

Our Periodic Inspection Procedures

The standard procedures for periodic electrical inspections differ from the initial verification of new installation work. This is because rather than accessing the safety and condition of a new installation, periodic testing involves looking at key signs of hazard that have instead arisen over time and with use. Therefore, the following aspects of electrical inspection are looked at closely in our fixed wired testing and periodic inspection reporting:

  • Safety
  • Wear and tear
  • Corrosion
  • Damage and deterioration
  • Excessive loading
  • Age
  • External influences
  • Suitability for purpose

Our Periodic Inspection Procedures

All of our fixed appliance testing procedures are carried out using state-of-the-art inspection and testing equipment by a trained electrical inspector. We use ‘Amtech Fastest’ software for documentation and reporting, which makes the reporting element of our service expertly accurate and consistent. We offer the provision of photographic evidence of damage against any non-compliance issues that we record and all our multi-function test machines are calibrated regularly to guarantee precise results.

On top of this, all work is carried out in accordance with BS7671:2018 amended 2011, "Guidance Note 3 Inspection & Testing" and the Electrical Safety Council's "Best Practice Guide- Electrical installation condition reporting".

The electrical tests to be carried out:

  • Protective conductor continuity - Accessible exposed-conductive-parts of current-using equipment and accessories
  • Boding conductors continuity - Main bonding conductors to extraneous-conductive parts. Supplementary bonding conductors
  • Ring circuit continuity - Where there are records of previous tests, this test may not be necessary unless there may have been changes made to the ring final circuit
  • Polarity - At the origin of the installation, distribution boards, accessible socket-outlets and extremities of radial circuits
  • Earth fault loop impedance - At the origin of the installation, distribution boards, accessible socket-outlets and extremities of radial circuits
  • Insulation resistance - Between live conductors and earth
  • Earth electrode resistance - If applicable test each rod separately with links removed and with the installation isolated from the supply.
  • Functional tests (RCDs, circuit breakers, isolators, switching devices) - Tests required by regulation 612.13.1 followed by operation of the integral test button.

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who uses our services?

From a bakery in the North East to a nationwide retail chain, we’ve got the commercial and industrial experience to match your business needs

University of Sunderland
Lingfield Education Trust
Balfour Beatty
River Island
P&O Ferries
Durham County Council
Park Plaza
Manchester College
Deep Ocean
Endeavor Partnership
Big Energy
Hotel Du Vin
Stockton on Tees Council
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