Electrical Inspection & Testing in Rochdale
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When it comes to the electrical appliances in your property, it is vital that they are regularly tested in order to make sure that they are safe to use. Fixed Wire Testing, otherwise known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is a test to check that the electrical appliances and circuits in your property conform with the latest wiring regulations. At KDPC Electrical, we specialise in completing any electrical testing in your property in Rochdale.
How Often Should Your Property be Tested?
There are several things that determine how often your appliances and circuits must be tested, such as:
- Type of installation
- How often the device is used
- If the appliance can be affected by any external influences or environment
It is recommended that any electrical tests are completed every 1 to 5 years, depending on your business and the regularity of use. For the majority of commercial businesses, an EICR only needs to be performed every 5 years, however, if your property is a higher risk environment then your appliances will need to be tested at least once a year, if not even more regularly. It is important to note that these periods are only recommendations for the maximum time between tests and that any faults or deterioration of the appliances in your property will mean that the intervals between tests will need to be reduced.
5 Year Fixed Wire Testing in Rochdale
Most commercial workplaces will need an EICR at least every 5 years, however, your property should also receive regular, routine inspections every year. As a commercial business owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that your property meets all current wiring regulations in order to ensure that the property is compliant with the workplace safety legislation.
Some examples of properties that will require a Fixed Wire Test every 5 years are:
- Offices, retail outlets and other commercial buildings
- Restaurants and hotels (not including spa hotels)
- Schools, colleges and universities
- Churches, public houses and community centres
- Halls of residence or houses with multiple occupants
1 - 3 Year Fixed Wire Testing in Rochdale
If your property is regularly exposed to either moisture, dust, extreme temperatures or if it is open to the general public, then it is a high-risk property and will require testing more frequently. These properties will also need to have a routine test performed several times a year.
Typical properties that will need testing every 1-3 years are:
- Spa hotels and leisure centres
- Industrial properties
- Theatres, Cinemas and places of public entertainment
- Caravans, caravan parks and marinas
- Agricultural and Horticultural properties
- Hospitals and clinics
- Swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms
- Petrol stations
PAT Tesing in Rochdale
A PAT Test determines if there is an issue with the electrical appliance and what the problem is. This can range from testing the earth bonding to the wiring to the electrical insulation resistance. Once the appliance has been tested - and any required repairs made - the appliance will be granted a certificate confirming that the appliance is safe to use. Keep in mind that it will need to be tested again within a year and that most PAT Test certificates come with a date of expiry!