Periodic Inspection and Testing in the South East
The Big Green Electrical Company provides a full range of electrical inspection and electrical testing services across the South East and London for domestic customers, landlords and for commercial and industrial customers.
Electrical Testing for Home Buyers & Home Owners
Your house or flat is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will ever make; finding out that it needs re-wiring after completing can be extremely expensive and upsetting. For peace of mind RICS (Royal Institute of Charters Surveyors) and many lenders will recommend a full electrical survey is undertaken prior to purchase. Not only can this save you significant cost, it will also give you the peace of mind that your home electrics are safe.
We have vast experience in domestic electrics so you can be confident in the quality of our services. Our service comprises a full electrical test (fixed wiring, sockets and light fittings) and at the end of the survey, we will issue you with a test sheet that will highlight any issues, grading each defect, and detail any necessary work.
As well as at the time of purchase we recommend electrical testing be undertaken every ten years. Your safety is the most important factor.
Electricity at Work and your Obligations in Law
Electrical Testing to BS 7671
An Electrical Installation Report is a legal requirement of The Electricity at Work Regulations 1974 and applies to all businesses to protect their staff and members of the public.
The law requires that all electrical wiring and installations, and all electrical appliances should be in good working order and cannot harm anyone (even under fault conditions).
We have vast experience in commercial and industrial electrics so you can be confident about the quality of our services. Our service comprises a full electrical test with a Safety Record for a “Satisfactory” and a written report for “Unsatisfactory”, with all issues graded and any necessary remedial works detailed.
EICR codes (Electrical Installation Condition Report) indicate and explain faults and non-compliance within tested electrical installations and determine whether the installation achieves the “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory” result.Code C1 “Danger present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action required”, examples might be a broken socket or fitting, or a burnt or damaged cable
Code C2 “Potentially dangerous-urgent remedial action required”, examples might be poor cable insulation or a lack of gas/water pipe earthing
Code C3 “Improvement recommended”, this may indicate an installation is safe but does not meet current BS7671 standards
Test and Inspection FAQ
Fixed wire testing is also known as ‘fixed electrical testing’, ‘fixed installation testing’, ‘hard wire testing’, ‘fixed testing’ and ‘periodic testing’.
In addition, routine fixed wire testing is often contractually required by insurance companies, licensing authorities and landlords. Failure to arrange regular fixed wire testing can be regarded as a breach of contract.