Electrical Testing

Domestic testing

Before purchasing a new home, homebuyers often request electrical safety certificates. The mortgage lender or surveyor may recommend that a report is obtained to ensure there are no serious problems with the electrical supply. Homeowners often call in a contractor to ensure that their home is tested before the property being placed on the market.

If electrical problems or risks are identified, we supply free quotations for major work so that the buyer and vendor are clear about the extent of the problem. The cost then is accurately used in further negotiation, helping all parties to reach a swift and fair conclusion.

Commercial testing

Commercial testing

Commercial electrical testing and inspection are extremely important for work and office safety. Faulty wiring can lead to all sorts of life-threatening dangerous situations like fires if the devices are not well maintained. Having the inspections performed on a regular basis will ensure that all the wires and appliances are in top working condition, therefore lowering the risk of an accident.

Testing commercial electrical equipment not only plays the main role in the proper functioning of the electrical system but also helps directly into energy conservation both at the business level and from an environmental perspective.

Periodic testing and inspection

All electrical installations change with age and use. They should be inspected and tested at regular intervals by to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Safety checks are commonly referred to as 'periodic inspection and testing.

A periodic inspection will:

  • Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded.
  • Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
  • Identify any defective electrical work.
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
Periodic testing and inspection

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

Once faults have been rectified and your electrician has issued you with the relevant paperwork, Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) or Minor Works Certificate (MW) these should be kept together with the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) to prove all faults have been rectified by following BS7671.

If the unthinkable happens and someone receives a shock from part of your installation or if there is an electrical fire in your building, then a court, inquest or insurance company will certainly want to see this EICR Fixed Wire Testing report which makes it very important document.

Portable appliances test (PAT)

PAT testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy. The Electricity at Work Regulations places a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that there is no danger using such equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection, and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:

  • Where appliances are used by employees.
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
  • Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  • Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

Emergency lighting testing

Emergency lighting is critical to the health and safety of your staff, Innox Electrical team will test your emergency lighting to ensure that your building meets the code of practice for emergency lighting (BS 5266-1).

Emergency lighting offers an early insight into emergencies.

Emergency lights are powered independently as they need to be self-sufficient even during a power failure. They are installed with the backup battery which is kept at full charge when needed.

Fault and Repairs

An electrical fault can stop your business in its tracks and we know how frustrating this can be. We pride ourselves on our fault finding and our ability to get to the bottom of the problem quickly.

We have the skills, experience and test equipment to be able to fault find effectively and carry out a methodical approach to our fault-finding that ensures we get it right. We do not use guesswork or trial and error to find electric faults and if this has been your experience then maybe you have been paying for parts and labor you do not even need.

Fault and Repairs

We are always happy to discuss your options
and offer a free, no obligation quote.