Testing

We have a team of qualified electrical testing engineers fully experienced in the inspection and testing of domestic, commercial and industrial premises.

The routine inspection and testing of your fixed electrical installation ensures compliance under the Health and Safety at Work at 1974, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

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We Carry Out The Following Types Of Testing

  • Electrical Installation
  • Period Inspection (now the condition report EICR)
  • Fire Alarm Testing
  • Emergency Lighting

Electrical Testing Periods

Type of Installation Routine check Maximum period between
inspections and testing
as necessary
General installation
Domestic accommodation –
general
Domestic accomomdation –
rented houses and flats

change of occupancy/10 years
change of occupancy/5 years
Commercial 1 year change of occupancy/5 years
Educational establishments 6 months 5 years
Hospitals and medical clinics –
general areas
Hospitals and medical clinics –
medical locations
1 year

6 months

5 years

1 year

Industrial 1 year 3 years
Residential accommodation (Houses of
Multiple Occupation) – halls of residence,
nurses accommodation, etc.
1 year Change of occupancy/5 years
Offices 1 year 5 years
Shops 1 year 5 years
Laboratories 1 year 5 years
Buildings open to the public
Cinemas 1 year 1-3 years
Church installations 1 year 5 years
Leisure complexes
(excluding swimming pools)
1 year 3 years
Places of public entertainment 1 year 3 years
Restaurants and hotels 1 year 5 years
Theatres 1 year 3 years
Public houses 1 year 5 years
Village halls/Community centres 1 year 5 years
Special and specific installations
(for medical locations see above)
Agricultural and horticultural 1 year 3 years
Swimming pools 4 months 1 year
Caravans
Caravan parks
1 year
6 months
3 years
1 year
Highway power supplies as convenient 6-8 years
Marinas 4 months 1 year
Fish farms 4 months 1 year
Emergency lighting daily/monthly 3 years
Fire alarms daily/weekly 1 year
Launderettes monthly 1 year
Petrol filling stations 1 year 1 year
Construction site installations 3 months 3 months