How Often Should My Property Have An Electrical Installation Inspection?

Recommended Frequencies of Inspection of Electrical Installations



Routine Checks




Electrical installations should not be left without any attention for the period of years that are normally allowed between formal Periodic inspections.



Domestic Properties


In domestic premises it is presumed that the Occupier will soon notice any breakages or excessive wear and arrange for precautions to be taken and repairs to be carried out.



Commercial & Industrial


Commercial & Industrial installations come under the ‘Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 & formal arrangements are required for maintenance and interim routine checks (as well as periodic inspections); there should be also be facilities to receive wear-and-tear reports from users of the premises.


The frequency & type of these routine checks will depend entirely upon the nature of the premises and should be set by the electrical duty holder.


Note that ‘Routine checks’ need not be carried out by an electrically skilled person but should be undertaken by somebody who is able to safely use the installation and recognise defects.



Frequency of Periodic Inspections – Electrical Inspection


These must be carried out by an Electrically Skilled person.


Electrical Inspection




My RCD keeps tripping out & I can’t get it back on – What do I do?’

RCD Tripping out –  my RCD keeps Tripping out & I can’t get it back on


This is a very common question we get asked.


There are steps you can take before having to contact an Electrician. Please refer to the process flows below;


RCD Tripping out

RCD Tripping out

RCD Tripping out