Electrical Test and Inspection


SWAT Engineering can carry out electrical tests and inspections. There are several reasons why you may require an electrical test and inspection. It is needed to ensure that a working or living environment is electrically safe from potential accidents. They are also carried out for insurance purposes, a change of ownership or just for your own peace of mind. Periodic test and inspections are recommended by the Institute of Electrical Engineers. Laid out in the requirements for Electrical installations BS 7671:2008.

Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property.

How often is a periodic electrical test and inspection required?

  • General Domestic Dwellings – 10 years or at a change of occupancy;
  • Rented Houses and Flats Domestic Dwellings – 5 years or at a change of occupancy;
  • Public Houses – 5 years;
  • Offices – 5 years;
  • Shops and warehouses – 5 years;
  • Swimming pool and saunas – 1 year.

Other times when a periodic inspection should be carried out are:

  • When a property is being prepared for letting.
  • Before selling a property or buying a previously-occupied property.

During a test and inspection things that will be checked:

  • Operation of main switch, RCD or RCBO, circuit breakers and switches;
  • Correctly sized circuit breakers or fuses;
  • Correctly sized earthing and bonding conductors;
  • If any of electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded;
  • Finding any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards;
  • Bathrooms, public areas lighting IP ratings are suitable for location
  • Identifying any defective electrical work or equipment.
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The inspection part involves checking everything within the premises and identifying anything which is unsafe, does not comply with current wiring regulations (BS 7671:2008) or is damaged.

We offer a quick, tidy and professional service. All works will be carried out to the highest quality and standards. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any matter please do not hesitate to contact us on our free number 0800 505 3077 or use our enquiries form .