Inspection, Testing & Certification
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All electrical installations deteriorate with age. Across the UK, there are over 30 deaths, 4000 injuries and over 8000 house fires related to electrical faults, every year.
It is imperative that NICEIC approved engineers carry out regular inspections and tests against BS7671 standards. This ensures electrical installations remain fit for purpose and don’t pose a threat to your home, tenants or employees.
All Future Energy NW engineers are fully qualified and approved to carry out inspections on your domestic, commercial, industrial or agricultural property. Should you require, we can also organise a Gas Safe Engineer to carry out all your gas safety checks, either at the same time, or at another time more convenient to you.
As a homeowner, it is recommended that you have your electrics inspected and tested every 10 years. An EICR report is especially useful if you are selling your home, or if you are looking to buy a new property. It can also radically reduce your insurance premiums.
Current legislation recommends that all electrical installations in a rented property are properly inspected and tested every 5 years. However, in Liverpool the introduction of the Landlords Licensing Scheme, which came into effect on the 1st April 2015, means an EICR is now mandatory for all landlords in the area. We believe it is only a matter of time before similar schemes are rolled out across other regions.
The Electricity at Work Regulations (EAW) 1989, created under the Health and Safety at Work act of 1974 (HSW Act) states that employers are under legal obligation to maintain all electrical installations to a safe condition. How regularly your electrical installations should be inspected, tested and maintained depends on how the premises are used. So for example:
Public buildings, sports and leisure facilities – every year.
Industrial and agricultural – every 3 years.
Commercial, educational and residential (not domestic) – every 5 years.
Construction sites – every 3 months.
Formally known as a periodic inspection, an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) follows a full safety inspection and test of your property. It details any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and non-compliances that might give rise to danger.
The LESI or Landlords Electrical Safety Inspection is a unique service developed by Future Energy Group for letting agents and landlords. It will ensure the safety of your tenants and reduce your risk of any potential negligence claims under the Electrical Equipment Safety Regulations 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act of 1987.
The LESI combines an electrical inspection and PAT testing report and includes:
A thorough, non-intrusive examination of the property’s electrical installation for accessible regulation irregularities and safety issues.
Earth loop impedance testing to the incoming mains supply and a sample of accessories.
Continuity testing for all earth bonding and Class 1 (metal) fixtures and fittings.
RCD trip/time testing.
Circuit functional testing.
Complementary PAT testing of up to 10 items.
A highly competitive quote for any remedial works deemed necessary upon inspection.
A formal EICR can be expensive. The LESI is a much more cost-effective way to meet the demands of current regulation and ensure the safety of your tenants. We also offer extra discounts to landlords with multiple properties.
Future Energy NW are also fully qualified and approved to carry out PAT or Portable Appliance Testing. All the electrical appliances in your property are visually inspected, paying particular attention to the plug and lead and where necessary, test signals are injected into the appliance to determine its integrity.
As an Employer or Landlord, a PAT test ensures you are meeting your legal obligation to maintain the regulatory standards of electrical safety in your business premises or rental property.