PSS Installations is an electrical testing company, providing fixed wire electrical testing, inspection and certification services. We work across much of the South of England including Essex, the Home Counties and London. Our electricians carry out electrical testing and certification for all property types helping to keep buildings electrically compliant. Furthermore, landlords, building and housing managers requiring an electrical certificate can rely on us for fast and competitive service.
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Note: To carry out this fixed wire testing correctly, it takes time. If you get a cheaper quote that seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Help! What’s a circuit and how do I find out how many I have? It’s easy, check out our post that gives the answer to this question and more on the topic of electrical inspection and testing.
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We are an NICEIC approved electrical contractor and have been externally inspected for compliance with the 18th Edition regulations. Because of this, we are a trustworthy and reputable partner to choose for any domestic or commercial electrical testing or periodic testing you may require. You can be sure the testing and electrical certification is carried out correctly and your premises are electrically safe.
You may have been looking into electrical testing and come across different terms for this. While this may be confusing, it is simply that they mean the same thing. Here are a few of the different names or terms for electrical testing:
- Electrical fixed wire testing
- 5 year periodic inspection
- 5 year fixed wire testing
- Electrical Installation Condition Report
- EICR report
When you need an Electrical Test Certificate (EICR) you will want to know how much you will pay for this. Below are some typical guide prices for electrical installation testing that may help. If you need a more accurate and detailed quote, then there are other ways we can do this. You can provide us with an old electrical certificate or give us a circuit count, and we can give you an instant quote. Should you have a large building and be unsure of the electrical distribution, no problem, we will carry out a free survey.
Electrical Safety Certificate – Fixed Wire Testing Services
Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. Just like you get regular services or MOTs of your car, you need to do the same for your electrics by carrying out a fixed wiring inspection. It is your responsibility to ensure that your tenant(s), or anyone entering or using your property, are safe and not put at risk. A periodic inspection checks the condition of an existing electrical installation against BS 7671. This is the UK Standard for the safety of electrical installations.
On completion, we will issue an electrical safety certificate (EICR). Your certificate is valid for 1 – 5 years depending on the business type. See below to find out what it would be for you. Subsequently, it will indicate if the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service. The certificate will also identify any nonconformities and faults found during the testing.
Where possible, we advise the cost to repair any faults or issues while on site. If we are unable to do this, following the inspection we provide a free remedial works quote.
As a guideline, the recommended electrical test & inspection frequencies for an electrical safety certificate are:
- 5 year electrical test: commercial properties such as shops, offices, hospitals
- 3 year electrical test: industrial premises
- 1 year electrical test: places subject to an entertainment license, public swimming pools, caravan parks
- Change of tenancy: landlord electrical test
- 10-year or change of occupancy: domestic test
5 Year Electrical Testing Services – Essex – London
PSS Installations provides a range of social housing electrical services such as electrical testing and electrical safety certificate for mutual exchanges. (see case studies) This testing can be incorporated into planned and reactive electrical maintenance contracts, electrical installations or electrical repairs for clients wishing to outsource their electrical works.
Landlords are legally required to ensure that before a tenancy begins, their rental property, and any electrical equipment provided, is safe. It needs to be demonstrated that the equipment will also be kept safe throughout the duration of a tenancy.
We can help with all aspects of electrical testing for landlords. For example, when there is a change of occupancy, landlords can get an instant quote for an electrical safety certificate. One of our team will visit you as soon as is convenient for you. We can also test and replace all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Further to this, our engineers can attend at short notice if there are electrical works required due to faults, damage or upgrade. We understand these need to be done quickly to get your property ready for the next tenant.
Emergency lighting testing and maintenance services
Emergency lighting maintenance and testing can be done at a time that suits your business. This includes monthly and yearly visits. Our engineers assess the locations of your emergency lighting to ensure they’re in the best possible operational position. Additionally, we test all the essential components such as switches, batteries, luminaries and control equipment.
We carry out a test for the full duration of the emergency lights e.g. three hours. The emergency lights must still be working at the end of this test in order to pass. We record your results and if failures are detected, provide a quote for any remedial works.
Call us with the number of lights and type of these, and we will quote to carry out these tests.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing) services
Portable appliance testing is the process of checking electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and tests. Our engineers will attend your premises and carry out a visual inspection of the appliance, its plug and lead.
For Class 1 & 2 equipment they also inject test voltages into the cable and appliance. This checks their integrity. All appliances will be labelled as tested, and a full set of test results for each one will be provided.
We’ll provide a full list of any failed items with an explanation of why they failed. We can also carry out microwave emission testing in conjunction with this service.