Electrical Testing in Brighton

Periodic Inspections (EICR) in Brighton & HoveTest and Inspection Services - Brighton & Sussex

A Periodic Inspection, EICR, Hard wiring testing, Fixed wire testing or what is commonly referred to as a  “Periodic” should be regularly carried out to all commercial and domestic electrical installations. Commercial properties should typically be tested every five years with domestic properties being tested at least every ten. 

This testing results in the issue of an “Electrical Installation Condition Report” or EICR.

Landlords and Duty Holders need to show that they have satisfied their “Duty of Care” and that fixed wiring systems have been maintained to the appropriate standards. From 1st July 2020, the law in the UK regarding electrical testing will likely to change to make this type of testing mandatory. Landlords will have a requirement to ensure an up-to-date EICR is in place at the start of a let. 

A Periodic Inspection is recognised and usually required by Councils, Insurance companies, Mortgage Lenders, Solicitors and Estate Agents.

A fixed wire test (EICR) 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

Bpat’s up to the minute, electronically generated detailed report will highlight faults that: –

A – Require urgent remedial work

B – Are recommended upgrades

Insurance companies will typically want to see that urgent works have been carried out to ensure that you comply with the all important small print!

Bpat’s full-scope NICEIC registered electricians can carry out your testing out-of-hours if needed – An ideal solution for workplaces where switching off large areas of office equipment would be unacceptably disruptive. We operate throughout Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas. Worthing, Lewes, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Shoreham.

All testing is carried out in accordance with Guidance Note 3: Inspection and Testing BS7671