BFE Electrical Ltd
BFE Electrical Ltd

Electrical Periodic Testing (Fixed Wiring)


Periodic Testing and Inspection of electrical installations is necessary for the prevention of damage from wear and tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, environmental influences and ageing.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places a legal responsibility on the owner of an electrical installation to prevent electrical accidents. These regulations call for all electrical systems and apparatus which are, or may be, attached to the electrical installation, to be maintained in a safe condition so that individual users may be protected from electrical shock or fire hazards.

Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that all systems and apparatus are maintained to prevent danger. It is essential to decide when maintenance is necessary to prevent danger. This means that all electrical systems should be certified at least every 5 years. The majority of clients request 100% visual examination and a 20% test of their installation every year.

Electrical installations must be maintained in a safe condition and periodical testing of your equipment is required by, your insurance company, landlord, mortgage loan company or other public body.

Periodic Testing and inspection may be necessary to asses compliance with current IEE electricity wiring regulations. If you are the new owner or new tenant of your premises it is wise as well as required. The change of use of premises or following alterations to an original installation would make electrical safety testing essential, or if you make a significant change in the electrical loading of an installation, or if there is any suspicion of damage being caused. Neglect of faulty electrical apparatus could cause injuries to your staff or customers, and you could incur lost income and hefty fine. Your insurance might even be invalidated.

Certain Maximum periods are permitted between electrical periodic inspections:

  • §  Commercial Installations - 5 years
  • §  Industrial Installations - 3 years
  • §  Buildings open to the public - 1 year
  • §  External Installations - 3 years
  • §  Caravan Parks - 1 year
  • §  Fire Alarms - 1 year
  • §  Short Term and site installations - 3 month

Please contact us now for a free no-obligation quotation for your Periodic Testing

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BFE Electrical Ltd
Five Sisters Business Park
West Calder

EH55 9PW


Tel: 01506 407153


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