Periodic Inspection is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.
A periodic inspection will:
- reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
- find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
- identify any defective DIY electrical work
- highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.
It is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out at least every:
- 10 years for a domestic installation
- 5 years for a commercial installation
- 3 years for caravans
- 1 year for swimming pools
Other instances when a periodic inspection should be carried out are:
- when a property is being prepared to be let
- prior to selling a property or when buying a previously occupied property
Mortgage lenders, Letting agents and insurance companies are becoming more insistent on having installations Inspected, tested and certified before they lend money, let property or insure property.
As a member of the NICEIC ( National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors) we can carry out such tests and issue certification.
Upon completion of the Inspection a detailed report / Test certificate will be issued, Including a schedule of any defects that require attention.