Electrical Testing

Excel Electrical Services Ltd complete the following types of electrical testing for Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Office & Public Building Businesses & Residential Property

Electrical testing; Electrical inspecting Norwich Norfolk

 

Electrical Installation (New Works)
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Periodic Testing & Inspection
Landlord Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)
Electrical Thermal Imaging

 

With our expertise and commitment to excellence in customer service.  We use this to ensure our Client’s Organisation meets all the electrical health, safety and legal requirements.  All at a very competitive price.

We offer you a free, no obligation survey of the electrical installation at your premises. This enables us  to provide a very competitive and accurate quote to carry out the report.

 

Electrical Installation Condition Reports

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) are absolutely necessary. Because all electrical installations deteriorate due to several factors.  These include damage, wear & tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, aging and environmental influences.

The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) requires that, EICR of electrical installations needs to be carried out at regular intervals.  These intervals need to be consistent with the type of installation.  Additionally, how much the device is used and operates.  And finally the frequency of maintenance and the external influences upon it.

To comply with these regulations, we would recommend that you seriously consider a report on your premises.

Electrical testing is planned to minimise disturbance of the installation and inconvenience to the user. Where it is necessary to disconnect part or whole of the installation in order to carry out a test.  The disconnection can be made at a time agreed with the user and for the minimum period needed to carry out the test. Where more than one test necessitates a disconnection where possible they should be made during one disconnection period.

A careful check should be made of the type of equipment on site so that the necessary precautions can be taken, where conditions require, to disconnect or short-out electronic and other equipment which may be damaged by testing.”

Electrical Testing in Norfolk

Electrical Testing inevitably causes some disruption on the site due to the requirements for disconnecting electrical circuits at various times during the testing. For this reason careful planning and time management is a necessity, and in practice testing is often best performed outside of normal working hours.

The results and extent of electrical testing should be recorded on an EICR and provided to the person ordering the inspection. The report must include the extent of the work, limitations, details of defects and dangerous conditions, and schedules of inspections and test results. Immediately dangerous conditions should be rectified or reported without delay to the relevant duty holder. Other recommendations and observations should be reported using a numbering system to indicate the severity of each observation.

 

Portable Appliance Testing Services

When people work with electrical appliances, health and safety regulations state that the appliance must be safe, to prevent harm to the workers. Many types of equipment require testing at regular intervals to ensure continual safety; the interval between tests depending on both the type of appliance and the environment it is used in.

Moreover, Insurance companies are now insisting on PAT Testing being carried out every 12 months (or less) in order to satisfy the conditions of their policy, and local council inspectors (Fire Officers, Environmental Health Officers) are routinely asking for evidence of PAT Testing when they carry out their inspections.

Evidence of testing is clearly visible to workers in the form of ‘Passed’, ‘Tested For Electrical Safety’ and ‘DO NOT USE after’ labels affixed to various parts of the electrical equipment they use.

 

Thermal Imaging

Using thermal imaging, our engineers can accurately identify existing faults with an electrical installation. Additionally they can predict potential future issues that could save lives.
Thermal imaging is able to detect anomalies often invisible to the naked eye.  Thermography helps to identify faults before more costly system failures might occur.  Potential problems can often be found due to excess heat being released by an electrical system. Even those which would normally produce some heat when performing at their optimum level.
If undetected these problems can lead to failure and can result in expensive production loss or downtime. In the most extreme cases, can lead to fire. A regular programme of thermal imaging as part of routine maintenance can highlight potential problems long before any event occurs. Meaning any required repairs can be planned with regards to time and budget. In short, it is an invaluable resource for predictive maintenance.

 

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