A Useful Guide on Different Electrical Test Certificates

By January 30, 2017 News & Communications

Navigating the world of electrical test certificates can be confusing, particularly if you are a business who has to adhere to strict rules and regulations for the safety of your employees or guests. Today, London Electricians takes a look at four different kinds of electrical test certificates, reviewing their purpose and what is involved with each inspection:

 

Emergency Lighting Completion Certificate

These kinds of electrical test certificates are issued upon the completion of a new emergency lighting installation or after inspecting a major alteration or addition to an existing emergency lighting system. The certificate looks at a number of factors including whether the emergency lighting complies with design and construction conformity and whether there are any deviations from the Code of Practice. If there are any deviations, these must be properly detailed in the certificate and then sanctioned by the relevant people.

 

Portable Appliance Testing Certificate

Portable appliance testing is a process whereby an electrician inspects the appliances of a commercial or business property to ensure that they adhere to regulations and, therefore, are safe to use. A detailed report is filled out and comprises of details such as the serial number, make and model, voltage, fuse rating, and insulation resistance. Technicians who complete PAT forms and offer the resulting electrical test certificates are qualified to do so and are usually NICEIC or ECA registered.

 

Fire Detection and Alarm System Inspection and Service Reports

The purpose of these particular electrical test certificates is to confirm that your fire alarm system hasn’t been compromised and, consequently, are functioning effectively to warn you in the event of a fire. Electrical engineers will write down any observations or recommendations for actions should there be evident or potential danger or the need for further investigation or improvement. These inspections can also be conducted quarterly or over a 12 month period.

 

Electrical Installation Condition Report

An Electrical Installation Condition Report – formerly known as a Periodic Inspection Report – inspects and reviews the state of an existing installation, measuring this against national safety standards and IET Wiring Regulations. An electrician will look out for general damage and wear, highlight any health and safety risks, and shoddy installation work amongst many other important safety elements.

 
Here at London Electricians, our electrical contractors are experts on a wide selection of electrical test certificates, including those mentioned above along with Fire Detection and Alarm System Modification Certificates and Emergency Lighting Periodic Inspection Reports. If you are based in the Westminster, Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Kensington & Chelsea areas and in need of exceptional electrical services, get in touch with our friendly team today. You can reach us by calling on 020 8728 9179 or by completing our quick and simple online query form.

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