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Domestic Test & Inspection

Helping landlords and agents stay compliant

Did you know that you are legally obliged under Part P of the Building Regulations 2010 to ensure your rental properties are regularly inspected?



Take a look at these questions, and if you have any doubts about your compliance, just call the Test Elec team on  and we’ll help get you back on track

Niceic Certificate

Is your EICR certificate up to date ?

Do you have a current, in-date EICR certificate? If not — or you’re not sure — call us right away on because you’re breaching your obligations under the Electricity At Work Act 1989 which is a legal requirement for all businesses, it states you must maintain your building and the only way to show the buildings electrical systems having been maintained is by carrying out frequent electrical testing. So having a current Electrical certificate is must for all business owners, directors and managers.

Niceic Cert Pass or Fail

Is your EICR certificate Satisfactory?

If you have a current EICR certificate, is it labelled ‘satisfactory’ or Unsatisfactory? For you to be legally compliant under the Electricity at Work Act 1989, your certificate must show the status of your electrics as ‘satisfactory’ after its Electrical Installation Condition report. If it doesn’t and it is labelled Unsatisfactory, this means that Code1 and Code 2 defects have been listed in the defects schedule of your electrical Installation Condition Report - call us immediately on and we’ll pinpoint and fix what’s gone wrong.

Urgent Defects

do You Have Code 1 & 2 Defects?

Any Code 1 defects listed on your EICR certificate are very serious and require immediate attention as they pose a present danger , and there’s a risk of electrocution or electrical fire. Any Code 2 defects although not as serious, must still be addressed right away, as they point to a potentially dangerous issue with your electrical installation. Call us right now on as should anyone be injured or killed through electrocution or electrical fire, you — as the business owner, director or manager — could face prosecution and a custodial sentence – your insurance could also be void.

Recomendations

Do You Have Code 3 Defects?

Not quite as serious as Code 1 or 2 defects, any Code 3 defects on your EICR certificate are recommendations and must still be addressed before your next EICR Test date. Public buildings are generally 1year and Commercial buildings 3-5 year. These recommendations point out the installation is not necessarily dangerous, but it does not comply with the current version of the regulations, should anyone be killed or injured as a result, you would still be liable. Call us now on and let’s get a
pre-planned rectification program in place.

Why prevention is better than cure…

Our pre-planned inspection and maintenance service

As a business, you never want to find yourself sorting out NICEIC certification at the last minute, which is why the My Elec testing division have created a series of tailor made testing programmes we can put in place.

We’ll remove all the stress from this part of your compliance obligation and ensure that your premises always meet your legal requirements under the Electricity at Work Act 1989. Making short work of those nasty Code 1 or Code 2 surprises!

When you choose one of our programmes, it will be tailored to your business needs and can cover any of the following services below :-

Service We Offer

The Facts – Part - P and Notification

P of the building regulations was introduced by the government on January 1, 2005 to protect householders and reduce the risk of electric shock.

It brought all electrical work carried out in the home under statutory control - requiring certain jobs to be notified and signed off by a local building control department, or a Competent Person Scheme registered electrician (NICEIC), so that it meets the appropriate safety standards.

Changes to Part P

In 2013 the government announced some changes to Part P. The range of work notifiable to building control was reduced (For England only. In Wales some of the regulations still apply). Under the new, revised regulations, electrical work undertaken in kitchens such as adding a new socket or installing a new security light outdoors are no longer notifiable unless a new circuit is required.

Failure to adhere to Part P

If you cannot provide the right evidence that electrical work has been carried out in accordance with the building regulations then your local building control may insist that the work is re-done at your cost. Additionally, not having the appropriate certification may cause problems when it comes to selling your home.

It is a criminal offence to carry out work that does not comply with building regulations with a maximum fine of £5,000.

A straightforward way of meeting the requirements is to use an electrician who is registered with a competent person scheme such as the NICEIC . They can self-certify the work and notify the local building control department on your behalf.

You will then receive an Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) or Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate (MEIWC) from your contractor confirming the work has been carried out to the required standard along with a building regulation letter of compliance from the registered scheme body – NICEIC.

If you require any further information please go to our contact page, leave your details and we would be more than willing to help.

EICR - Electrical Installation Condition Report

A Domestic Periodic Inspection or Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical fixed wiring installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.

A Periodic Inspection Report is a check of the fixed electrical wiring circuits in a property to ensure that they are safe and performing well. The report you receive includes details of defects and assesses the performance of the electrical system against the UK standards of safety for electrical installations.These are set out in BS (British Standard) 7671: 2008 (IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition).

The Elecitrical Installation Condition Report details any areas where the installation falls short of the standard whether it is due to poor workmanship, age of the system and materials, or other causes. It then includes a list of recommended repairs or actions needed to make the installation safe or bring it up to standard

If you require any further information please go to our contact page, leave your details and we would be more than willing to help.

Electrical Installation Certificate

The Niceic Electrical Installation Certificate is to confirm that the electrical installation work to which it relates has been designed, constructed, inspected, tested and verified in accordance with the national standard for the safety of electrical installations, British Standard 7671 (as amended) - Requirements for Electrical Installations.

Minor Works Certification

A safety certificate used when only an addition or alteration is made to an electrical installation and no new circuits have been added.

This safety certificate is issued to confirm that the minor electrical installation work to which it relates has been designed, constructed, inspected, tested and verified in accordance with the national standard for the safety of electrical installations, British Standard 7671 (as amended) - Requirements for Electrical Installations (the lEE Wiring Regulations).

If you require any further information please go to our contact page, leave your details and we would be more than willing to help.

Emergency lighting Certification

If your commercial property hasn't had a Periodic Inspection for its emergency lighting within the last year or is due for an inspection - call us today as yourlog book could be out of date!

Shops, offices and other premises previously excluded from legislation require the installation of additional emergency lighting to satisfy the Emergency Lighting and the New Fire Safety legislation – the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Not only must premises contain emergency lighting and escape route signage, the equipment installed must be the correct type, installed in the correct location and satisfy the requirements of BS 5266.

On completing or change of an emergency lighting system installation, an Emergency Lighting Test Certificate should be supplied to the occupier/owner of the premises. A copy of this certificate would be required by the enforcing authority.

Ongoing a yearly inspection of your emergency lighting is required and a new Test Certificate issued at intervals of no more than 1 year.

If you require any further information please go to our contact page, leave your details and we would be more than willing to help.

Fire Alarm Certification

From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment,including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk. Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of significant findings and a definition of a Responsible Person is contained in the above Order.

There are official guidance documents on www.gov.uk which will assist you in conducting a fire risk assessment.

Where the RP does not have control of all parts of the building and it is shared with other persons, they should be informed of significant risks identified. The person who does have control (landlord, owner, or other employer etc.) has a responsibility to make sure the regulations are complied with, in the parts they control.This may require communication and cooperation between parties to ensure coordination of fire safety provisions, fire fighting measures, evacuation procedures etc.

If you require any further information please go to our contact page, leave your details and we would be more than willing to help.

Bespoke Service

We understand that you want electricians working outside normal working hours. We can offer a bespoke service working around your normal working hours. Our Commercial Electricians offer a highly professionally recognized service, tailored to meet your unique individual requirements. Each job is assed by a contracts manager, who will assess your needs and then send you a competative quote.

All our Commercial Electricians are qualified to carry out Electrical Installation, Maintenance and Repair works for the Commercial market, and do so in accordance with 17th edition IEE wiring regulations BS 7671:2008, We comply with Health & Safety regulations under the Electricity at Works Regulations 1989

Our Expert Commercial Electrical Contractors or Approved Electricians can carry out electrical installations in all manner of homes and outlets from hotels, restaurants, salons and shops to factories and warehouses. Services range from full electrical project management to the installation of a single socket.

For further information do not hesitate to contact us



Prices

Test Elec fixed pricing for Domestic Testing services

Please See our Fixed Price Testing Rates Below. We will also match any like for like quotation you received from a boneified Electrical Test Company.

    • 1-3 Bedroom House

      £ 100 Plus Vat
      • Up To 10 Circuits
      • £10.00 Per Extra Circuit
      • NICEIC Certificate
      • Part-P Certified
      • Guaranteed
    • 5 Bedroom House

      £ 140 Plus Vat
      • Up To 10 Circuits
      • £9.00 Per Extra Circuit
      • NICEIC Certificate
      • Part-P Certified
      • Guaranteed

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We can also make sure you’re compliant under the legislation governing commercial property. Find out more here...


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