What is a periodic inspection? An inspection and series of tests to make sure your electrical installation continues to conform to the national safety standard. A periodic inspection will
Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.
Why is a periodic inspection needed? Electrics deteriorate with use and age - and electricity can be deadly. So it’s vital that people aren’t put at risk.
How often is a periodic inspection required? Your electrics should be tested every:
Other instances when a periodic inspection should be carried out are
Who should do it and what happens? A suitably qualified electrician, who will check the electrics against the national safety standard, should carry out all periodic inspections. The inspection should meet BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations). That’s the technical name for the 850 regulations that are checked in this test.
The inspection takes into account all the relevant circumstances and includes the following
The electrician will provide a periodic inspection report (PIR) as part of the periodic inspection.
To find out more, call your local electricians ETM Ltd in Walsall on 01922 710014
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