Techniserve Compliance is one of the UK's leading electrical safety testing service provider, with over 25 years' experience in the industry.
Our team of dedicated professional engineers deliver a reliable, expert service, carrying out all necessary checks to ensure your systems are operating at peak performance and are legislative compliant.
We ensure your electrical systems comply with British Standard 7671 (The IEE Wiring Regulations) / The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989.
Fixed wire installation testing involves the testing of electrical services and systems that conduct electricity around a building. It covers all of the hard wiring in a building and includes items such as MCCB panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets, machine supplies and any other fixed equipment.
Fixed wire installation testing involves performing a sequence of rigorous visual inspections and electrical tests on all low voltage fixed electrical wiring in the installation.
Electrical Installation Condition Report may also be known as:-
It is the responsibility of the landlord to ensure electrical safety of a rented property.
The electrical installation (fixed wiring to sockets, lights etc.) of the property should be certified as 'safe' for when tenants move in, and should be maintained throughout its duration.
An 'Electrical Installation Condition Report' (previously known as 'periodic inspection and testing') carried out at the property will produce the relevant safety documentation. This is valid for 5 years, and comes complete with a unique serial number which can be used to satisfy insurance companies.
The work involves a registered electrical test engineer attending the property and carrying out a series of tests on all the wiring contained within the building. A full written report is then prepared and given to the Landlord. They can often offer advice on any improvements needed or 'non-compliances' with the current regulations should this be necessary.
All 'Electrical Installation Condition Reports' are carried out in accordance with the British Standard BS7671 as amended.
What are the sequence of tests carried out?
This is where our engineers will survey the electrical installation before he/she commences with the electrical testing. The visual inspection will highlight broken equipment, incorrect installation location or methods any sign of overheating or other damage.
Electrical testing with the use of electrical test meters.
Continuity testing: a test to check if there are any poor connections or conductors (cables)
Insulation resistance testing: A higher voltage test (typically 500 Volts) is carried out to make sure that the electrical insulation material surrounding the conductors is in adequate condition.
Polarity: A check that the connection are connected in the right sequence.
Earthing arrangement testing: These checks are to ensure the earthing arrangement complies with regulations and that all connections are good.
Earth fault loop impedance testing: this test is to check that under fault conditions, that the protective device will automatically disconnect the supply within a specified time. For example a circuit breaker will 'trip' or a fuse will 'blow' within a maximum allowed time.
RCD testing: The RCD and RCBO devices are tested at both 1x and 5x rating (usually 30mA). The time taken to disconnect (trip) is then recorded and compared against a maximum disconnection time table in BS 7671.
Leading electrical inspection and testing specialists.
We provide a simple, easy to understand testing and certification service.
Complete remedial solutions for dangerous or non-compliant issues found.
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We are pleased to have worked with Techniserve on our various sites for a number of years now. They continue to deliver our projects on time, and to our exact requirements. Techniserve have always managed complete the work (even when faced with what would appear impossible time scale, and site restrictions), ready for us opening to the public!
Projects / Estates Departments, NRM
Techniserve carry out a variety of works for us; anything from repair work to larger upgrade and re-fit work. They are also experts in electrical certification and testing which is great for keeping us compliant with the relevant legislation.
Their engineers are always friendly, reliable and very professional; which is always very important for the safety and comfort of our staff and guests.
Maintenance Manager, Novotel Hotels