Electrical Safety Inspection & Testing
Overbecks Electrical Services can carry out electrical safety surveys and portable appliance testing helping you become fully compliant with local authority and insurance requirements. Don’t let your property suffer from fire damage, or yourself and family become injured through neglect and lack of of electrical maintenance.
What happens during a Periodic Inspection?
A series of visual checks are carried out on the electrical installation. Circuit breakers will be checked to ensure they are of the correct type and rating to protect the outgoing cable. The cables will be checked for current carrying capacity and voltage drop. Signs of damage, burning etc. will be looked for.
Sockets, switches etc. are opened up and inspected. If there are any non-compliances found then all of the accessories are then checked.
The Inspection is then followed by tests:
100% of the installation is tested.
Several electrical measurements are recorded on the report including continuity of circuit protective conductors, main and supplementary earth bonding, continuity of ring final circuit conductors, insulation resistance, polarity, earth-fault loop impedance, RCD tests including trip time in milliseconds, correct operation of switches and isolators, prospective fault current.
The installation is then declared satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
Many installations are found to be satisfactory but are to older regulations and would benefit from being upgraded.
If this is the case then we would advise you of the best way to comply with current standards, and provide an estimate for further electrical works.
We also provide an extensive range of domestic electrical services to businesses in the local area.