Electrical testing and the processes involved can be a little confusing, as a NICIEC approved contractor we are vetted yearly to ensure we are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards. Depending on the job criteria, several different tests and certificates may be issued;
- Minor Electrical Works Certificate, issued for any additions or alterations that are made to your electrics and when no new circuits have been added.
- Electrical Installation Certificate, issued for any new electrical work, including changes to existing electrics.
These certificates provide you, as the person responsible for the safety of an electrical installation, with a declaration that the new installation, or alteration or addition, is safe to use at the time it was put into service.
All Electrical installations will deteriorate with age and use. For that reason they should be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. These tests were referred to as 'periodic inspection and testing reports' but are now called 'Electrical Installation Condition Reports' or abbreviated to EICR. The intervals at which these reports should be carried out depend on the type and user of the electrical installation, please see the link below for further information.
Fixed Wiring Test Intervals
As part of our services we also carry out portable appliance testing or P.AT testing as its commonly known, these are tests that also have recommended intervals. Please see the link below for further information.
Portable appliance Test Intervals