Electrical Testing & Inspection

Goodwin Electrical offer extensive expertise in on-going electrical testing, inspections and certification by City and Guilds 2391 qualified NICEIC electricians for commercial, industrial and domestic customers across Plymouth and surrounding areas

Regular electrical testing and inspections will help ensure the safest possible working environment and the greatest efficiency from your system.

With our electrical testing and inspections service means that you can be assured of minimised downtime and the confidence that comes with work delivered to NICEIC Approved Contractor  status, the most recognised electrical authority in the U.K. You can only hold this status if you are qualified to City & Guilds 2391 in Inspection and testing.

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Comprehensive electrical testing and inspections across Plymouth, South Devon and East Cornwall

From statutory requirements to periodic efficiency and fault-finding checks, we tailor our electrical inspections and PAT testing service to your requirements and ensure all the latest standards, including BS 7671:2008 (2016) are professionally met.

Working throughout Plymouth, Plympton, Ivybridge, South Devon and East Cornwall, our electricians and electrical contractors provide a wide range of electrical testing and inspections services, including;

  • Periodic electrical inspections and reports
  • Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)
  • Annual tests and NICEIC certifications
  • Installation certificates
  • Earthing, bonding and wiring to IEE regulations
  • Regulatory and legislative compliance
  • Presence of notices and identification documents
  • PAT and electrical testing
  • Landlords certificates

Electrical Testing Services for Landlords

Importance of Electrical Certificate for Landlords

Electrical certificates for landlords are an important part of ensuring the safety of your tenants. It is recommended that you should have a full electrical inspection carried out every three to five years depending on previous inspection advice. As a landlord, you’re obliged to ensure all electrical appliances and installations you supply are safe with the EICR.

By law, you must make sure:

  1. All electrical installations (e.g. sockets and light fittings) are safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout the duration of the tenancy
  2. All electrical appliances you supply, e.g. cookers and kettles, are safe and have (at a minimum) the CE marking.
  3. A periodic inspection and test is carried out by a registered electrician every five years (only legally required if the property is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) To meet all these requirements, a landlord will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working.
  4. All electrical installations (e.g. sockets and light fittings) are safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout the duration of the tenancy
  5. All electrical appliances you supply, e.g. cookers and kettles, are safe and have (at a minimum) the CE marking.
  6. A periodic inspection and test is carried out by a registered electrician every five years (only legally required if the property is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO))

To meet all these requirements, a landlord will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working.

Keeping hold of these EICR certificates also provide a basis for any further inspection and testing, as they can help save on costly exploratory work which might otherwise be needed in the future. Additionally, in the event of a claim that injury or fire was caused by an electrical installation, certificates are documentary evidence which help show that the installation had been installed to a satisfactory standard of safety.

What are the consequences to Landlords after failing to comply with electrical safety regulations?

If electrical installations and appliances provided by the landlord, are found to be unsafe, then you could face:

  • A £5,000 fine
  • Six months imprisonment
  • Potential criminal charges in the event of injury or death
  • Invalidated property insurance

Of course, it’s in your best interests to keep your property’s electrics in the best condition. Safe tenants are happy tenants (which makes the business of letting your property much easier), and safe electrics also greatly minimize the risk of costly damage (such as fire) to your property. So in addition to the basic legal requirements mentioned above, it’s worth taking additional safety measures by the landlords.

Safe and reliable electrical testing from experienced electricians

Whether carrying out a detailed and system wide inspection and report on an entire factory or just checking commercial units and portable appliances and carrying out PAT testing for landlords and estate agents, we take our work seriously and enjoy a reputation for exceptional electrical testing and inspections services.

Get the best possible safety and efficiency from your electrical system with our qualified and experienced NICEIC electricians and electrical contractors.

Based in Plymouth and Ivybridge, we cover Plymouth, Plympton, Ivybridge, Plymstock, Wembury, Ermington, Elburton, Tavistock, South Brent, Modbury, Yelmpton, Yelverton Rock, Saltash, Torpoint, South Devon, East Cornwall.

Call Goodwin Electrical on 01752 957808 or fill in our contact form for a free quote.