Electrical Certification in Tunbridge Wells and the Surrounding Areas

Electrical contractors understand the importance of carrying out periodic inspections to fulfil the safety requirements for an electrical certification. At Electricare Ltd, we provide clients in Tunbridge Wells and the nearby Kent and Sussex areas with a qualified domestic electrician or commercial electrician to conduct thorough checks of power systems and appliances, ensuring they meet NICEIC standards.

What is Periodic Testing?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is needed to verify the safety of any electrical fixtures carried out at your Tunbridge Wells property. Once final commissioning and certification has been performed on completed installations, clients are required to schedule periodic inspections with electrical contractors to maintain the standard of quality.

 

In addition to new installations, periodic safety checks need be undertaken by a domestic electrician or commercial electrician at older properties. Frequent fault finding tests will reveal any defective circuits or components which need fixing, in order to meet electrical certification requirements. This is because the condition of wiring is prone to damage and deterioration over time.

 

Companies registered as NICEIC approved electrical contractors and with NICEIC Domestic Installer Part P schemes such as our own, are recognised by the Local Authority Building Control. This benefits our clients with a six-year warranty for any installation or maintenance work we do. Once a periodic inspection is complete, clients in Tunbridge Wells will receive an Electrical Condition Report (EICR) to update their electrical certification or landlord’s certificate.

When to Schedule a Periodic Inspection

 

 

  • Homeowners in Tunbridge Wells should request a domestic electrician to carry out periodic inspections every 10 years or when they’re selling their home
  • Landlords should ensure their rented properties are checked at least every 5 years or when there is a change of tenancy
  • Caravans and mobile homes should be inspected in 3 year periods
  • New homeowners and tenants need to arrange an inspection as soon as they move in

Domestic

 

 

  • Businesses are required to hire a commercial electrician a minimum of once every 5 years, for an approved electrical certification
  • Premises with a swimming pool will need an inspection carried out annually

Commercial

How Periodic Inspections are Carried Out

A domestic electrician or commercial electrician will inspect the condition of your electrical systems to make sure they are NICEIC and BS 7671 compliant, which observe UK safety standards for electrical installations.

Periodic inspections include the following:

  • Checks for hazardous damage, wear or deterioration
  • Inspect refurbishments or extensions for new builds at Tunbridge Wells properties, which require electrical certification, such as an Electrical Installation Certificate (EICs) or Minor Electrical Installation Work Certificate (MEIWC)
  • Ensure all earthing and bonding connections for electrical appliances are in perfect condition, to prevent shocks and electrocutions
  • Identify components or appliances which need to be replaced, such as light switches or power sockets. Older wiring with fabric or lead coatings should be replaced with durable PVC
  • Clear signage and notices are displayed around electrical systems to indicate potential danger

As soon as an Electrical Installation Condition Report is finished, any hazards or defects which don’t comply with safety standards will be highlighted. Electrical contractors, such as Electricare Ltd, will provide a qualified domestic electrician or commercial electrician to install necessary replacements.

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If you need to renew the electrical certification at your property in Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden or the surrounding areas of Kent, call 0808 2021909.