All electrical testing and installations will deteriorate over time. It is therefore important that your electrics are tested and inspected to ensure they are maintained to a condition that is safe. These electrical test are known as ‘periodic inspections’.
To comply with regulations set in BS 7671, qualified electricians must complete a correct and suitable Inspection and Testing procedure. The periodic inspection will:
Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property.
Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians. They will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).