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All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. Such deterioration and damage can be accelerated by the type of environment it is installed within. They should therefore be inspected and tested at appropriate intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued services. These safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’.

Why do you need periodic inspections?

Under the Health & Safety At Work Act (1974) and incorporating the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, there is a statutory legal obligation placed on all employers do their utmost as reasonably possible to ensure that their employees are not subject to risks to their health and safety. In addition, The Electricity At Work Regulations (1989) requires electrical systems are safe to use and maintained in a safe condition to ensure the safety of employees, visitors or members of the public.

A periodic inspection will:

  • Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
  • Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
  • Identify any defective electrical work.
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.

How often do we need to carry it out?

Inspection and Testing should be undertaken as follows:

  • Domestic Properties – 10 years
  • Commercial Properties – 5 years
  • Industrial Premises – 5 years

Change in tenanted properties, after a fire or flood, following an electrical overload or for insurance purposes will necessitate immediate re-testing to ensure continuing safety.

What Paul Anton Ltd Can Do For You?

Paul Anton Limited can carry out periodic inspection and testing on all types of properties to ensure compliance to all the regulations. Upon completion, we shall issue a full Electrical Installation Condition Report identifying any potential areas of improvement or more importantly, areas of risk to life and property as well as certify electrical systems are safe to meet your health and safety requirements.

Paul Anton Ltd strives to provide top quality, safe power solutions tailored to suit all your power protection needs and will endeavour to ensure your power is uninterrupted and protected. Our experience can offer a service that is both very efficient and cost-worthy to meet your requirements, ensuring your business and services continues to prosper and everyone remains safe.

Paul Anton Power Services
Unit 5 Kestrel Park, Finch Drive, Springwood Industrial Estate, Braintree, Essex CM7 2SF