ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONDITION REPORTS. (EICR)
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’.
Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians. They will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).
We offer Electrical Testing & inspection alongside Thermal imaging inspections to make sure installations meet the current standards of practice.
Electrical thermography can be used as a non-invasive tool for routine maintenance, inspecting inaccessible areas or simply to fulfill insurance requirements. Consequently, this allows for the early detection of faults and issues that could otherwise present risks to health and the environment. Reduction or failure within electrical infrastructures can have far reaching consequences creating unnecessary downtime and long term financial impact. Avoiding such eventualities can be easily managed when operating a consistent approach to routine inspection.
- Insurance Requirement – Specifically full-fill your insurance conditions.
- Poor Connections – Allows the early detection of faults.
- Uneven Loading – Prevent a phase imbalance.
The electrical thermography approach is discreet and methodical undertaken during normal working conditions. The resulting report highlights actual rather than perceived areas where an immediate or longer term maintenance plan should be implemented. This level of detail offers the opportunity for more effective management and control of resources, scheduling and expenditure.
PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING.
A PAT test is a routine inspection of some types of electrical appliance to check they are safe to use. Its purpose is to prevent electrical accidents in the workplace.
A full PAT test should include both a visual inspection and a more in-depth check using specialist PAT testing equipment. This test includes earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance checks.
Some appliances only need a reduced test, called a PAT insulation test.
At the end of a PAT test, every appliance should be marked ‘passed’ or ‘failed’. Ideally there should be a record of the results.