Here at D.R. Electrical, we offer electrical testing and inspection services to adhere to electrical safety standards and regulations. We can complete periodic inspections, and install new electrical systems where systems are outdated or faulty, and we can complete ongoing tests to make sure that systems are both functional and safe.

Reach out for more information on our electrical testing and inspection services and make the important call to keep your business safe.

Is Professional Electric Testing Required?

Whilst electricity is fundamental to operating a business, it’s also a possible hazard, especially where electrical systems are old, damaged, or noncompliant with safety standards.

Outdated and unchecked electrics pose a significant risk of fires and accidents such as electric shocks, and an outdated or unsafe electrical system can result in penalties, negligence claims and defect insurance.

Regular electrical testing and inspection processes are essential to test the safety and functionality of electric systems and to stay up to date with compliance regulations. Testing electrical systems for faults and damage is a necessity under the Health and Safety at Work Act, and it is an employer’s responsibility to maintain a safe, secure, and accountable space.

Electrical Testing and Inspection Services

Our testing and inspection services are in place to make sure that your electrical systems can run smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Through visual, physical, and technical testing processes, we can inspect the functionality and reliability of your electrics.

By completing portable appliance testing (PAT), we can test a range of electrical appliances and equipment, for domestic, commercial, and industrial electric installations. Very important to achieve and maintain, a PAT certificate will be attached to each appliance to check its safety and to comply with health and safety standards, and to mark future testing needs.

For example, for rented properties, electrics must be inspected and tested every 5 years, whereas industrial tests should be carried out every 6 months.

If we’re installing new electrical systems, an electrical installation condition report will be provided highlighting ongoing maintenance. For existing electrics, our tests will show any circuit breaks, or overloaded sockets, and identify any potential hazards which may require fixing.

Why Are Electrical Testing and Inspections Important?

There are many reasons to arrange periodic testing and inspections of electrics. They include:

Meet Health and Safety Standards

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, it’s a legal duty to maintain high safety standards. Regular tests and inspections can offer peace of mind that standards are maintained, especially in industries which revolve around energy.

Secure Compliance

It’s vital to be compliant with safety practices when running a business of any kind. Whether you’re a landlord, own an office or run a busy industrial site, you have a duty of care to protect employees and visitors.

Electrical testing and inspection services can secure compliance and accountability against the safety of electrical equipment and systems.

Ensure Electrical Systems Are Working Efficiently

After years of use, electrical systems can begin to break, become damaged or become less energy efficient which can be costly and dangerous.

Electrical tests can measure the capabilities and functionality of your electrics, as well as provide recommendations for increased efficiency.

Protect the Workplace

No matter the structure of your workplace, protecting its foundation is key to employee safety. Electrics are essential for day-to-day operations, so identifying potential issues ahead of time can keep your workers safe as well as avoid lost time.

Reduce the Risks of Hazards

Workplace accidents and injuries can be detrimental, and old or damaged electrics can result in electric shocks and further life-threatening injuries. Through regular testing and inspection processes which take place regularly, preventing avoidable risks will be possible.

Save Money Long Term

If you choose to ignore electrical recommendations, there’s a strong chance that your items, equipment, or systems will damage and break sooner than their expected lifespan. By following scheduled tests, you can save money in the long-term by increasing the efficiency of your systems and avoiding unnecessary damage.

Remain Insured

For insurance to uphold through any damages or injuries, proof of regular tests and inspections must be valid. Electrical testing certificates and copies of reports should be kept as evidence and are something we provide at D.R. Electrical. Without such evidence of regular safety testing, insurance policies can become invalid as well as result in hefty expenses and possible fines.

Choosing the Right Electrical Inspector

It is essential that both electrical tests and inspections are completed by a licensed electrician who can issue a safety inspection report and certificate. Depending on the nature of your workplace, specialist electricians may also be required, alongside an electrical inspector who is fully certified and experienced.

Testing and inspection services will measure the current performance and efficiency of electrical output, which can save you money long term if you decide to invest in an upgrade.

A safety certificate will outline future measures to increase the safety and efficiency of electrical appliances/systems by a member of our expert team as part of our testing and inspection service.

Here at D.R. Electrical, we are a team of highly experienced commercial electricians who offer a range of services. We are a team of high-standard, accountable and regulated electricians who can complete testing and inspection processes on a range of electrical equipment and systems.

Contact our team for electrical advice, or to arrange your next electrical test and inspection process. You can also phone us on 07747620164.

What Happens During Electrics Testing & Inspection?

Starting with a visual inspection of a system, followed by technical testing, we first measure the safety of your current circuits, as well as test its performance and efficiency levels. From here, we will offer some recommendations, where appropriate, to improve efficiency and safety standards.

Recommendations will also include periodic testing and inspection dates to follow in the future. All recommendations will be provided through a report along with testing certificates, to provide you with evidence of the report.

There are many benefits to completing a regular testing and inspection process, one being the protection that it will offer to your workplace. You can also expect to save money, reduce workplace injuries, and run a safe environment.