Electrical Inspection and Testing
If your building’s electrical system is due an inspection, or you’ve just discovered you need one, then you’ll require an experienced, thorough and reliable team who can ensure your system is given a clean bill of health, with any problems reported and solutions provided.
Do any of these thoughts cross your mind?
- Do I really need to have my system inspected?
- Does my system have to be shut down during testing and inspection?
- Is testing carried out as part of the installation process?
- Will it affect my computer system?
- I can’t afford to have my system shut down during working hours, can it be tested at night?
- How will I know when I need an inspection?
- Will my fridges or freezers need another source of electricity?
You’re in safe hands
Safety and efficiency are the guiding principles behind Closewood’s inspection and testing team. You will benefit from a wide range of experience which has been developed over the past 35 years, through testing electrical systems in many different locations and institutions.
You will receive a thorough service that ensures all aspects of your building’s supply and fittings will pass any inspection. Disruption will be kept to a minimum, and should any faults be found you will be quickly informed and recommendations provided.
If parts of the system need to be shut down during an inspection, then plans will be made in advance and temporary alternatives put in place.
At all times, you will be informed by our attentive team about the actions they will be taking and any impact these may have on your business.
What to expect from us?
- Reliable testing and inspections to ensure safe and efficient systems.
- A working schedule which fits around your business.
- Quality inspections with over 35 years of experience.
- Notice in advance to allow time for preparation.
- A team which understands the latest legislation.
When do I need an inspection?
In business, inspections are compulsory. The due date for an inspection is dependent on a building’s purpose, so if you are unsure please call us today on [number]
The difference could vary greatly, from three months to ten years. For example, swimming pools need yearly inspections, while most commercial buildings require one every five years.
Although some of the tests involved can be excluded, this will be marked on your Electrical Inspection Condition Certificate. Too many exclusions may render it useless.
What is the Process?
All inspections revolve around the business. The testing is carried out one board at a time to minimise disruption.
Of course, turning off the system will affect anything which relies on electricity to remain running – such as fridges, freezers and computer systems. Modern fridges and freezers are able to stay cold for up to four hours, however if you want to be on the safe side we can fit them into temporary feeds and generators.
The same with computer systems. Most server back-up systems last around 25 minutes, so we will liaise with your IT department to ensure an independent supply is provided while the area being tested.
As an option, your system can be tested and inspected at night if we’re granted access to the building.
Inspections are a great way of keeping your electrical system in the best shape. These can reduce running costs by spotting potential problems early on and providing a solution which reduces the chance of any outages.
For new installations, dead and live testing is carried out while the installers proceed, testing each circuit as it is put in.
Call the friendly Closewood team on 02392 986 449 to book your inspection, or discuss options available.