Electrical Inspection & Testing

Is Your Installation Safe?

RW Technical Services offers a full inspection facility to cover periodic testing in all areas including industrial, local authorities, residential homes, letting agents and commercial premises.

We are able to respond within 24 hours for standard site periodic inspections in a cost efficient manner and with minimum disruption. All clients are provided with test documentation and certification following inspection with any remedial work can be carried out in parallel with the inspection or at a later date if required.

Why to Test and When to Test

Electricity at Work Regulations

Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that:

As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.

Legal Aspects

Whilst the Electricity at Work Regulations do not specifically require electrical installation certificates or reports to be issued and retained, such documents may provide the only effective evidence for the contractor or the person(s) responsible for the safety of an electrical installation should either or both be prosecuted under the provisions of those statutory regulations.

Periodic Inspection & Testing

Periodic inspection and testing is necessary because all electrical installations deteriorate due to a number of factors, i.e. damage, wear, tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, ageing and environmental influences.

Consequently, legislation requires that electrical installations are maintained in a safe condition and therefore must be periodically inspected and tested. Licensing authorities, public bodies, insurance companies, mortgage lenders and others may require periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations.

Recommended Initial Frequencies for Inspection of Electrical Installations

Educational Buildings
Places of Public Entertainment
Petrol Filling Stations
Change of Occupancy / 10 years
Change of Occupancy / 5 years
5 years
3 years
5 years
5 years
5 years
1 year
1 year
1 year

How can RWTS help?

RW Technical Services offers a comprehensive test and inspection service for many of the above listed types of installation. We are sympathetic to existing working environments providing as little disruption as possible to the daily routine.

To find out more or obtain a quotation please call 0844 292 7676