The following tests are carried out:
Visual inspection of fittings
Continuity of earth conductors
Continuity of ring final conductors
Earth loop impedance
Maximum Period Between Inspection & Testing As Necessary based on the type of installation
- Change of Occupancy / 10 years / Rentals 5 years
- Change of Occupancy / 5 years
- 5 years
- 3 years
Places of Public Entertainment
Petrol Filling Stations
- 1 year
MPS Electrical Ltd are approved Part P City & Guilds 18th Edition Electricians In Garforth Leeds.
Apprentice trained electricians with experience in fault finding and domestic installation works. All our staff are experienced tradesman with over 20 years experience in the electrical industry.
We conduct emergency electrical call outs in Garforth and operate a 24 hour emergency electrician Garforth service for when you need us the most.
We offer electrical inspections in Garforth and surrounding areas. All our work is fully covered & insurance approved.
An Electrical Installation Condition Report and test in Garforth including about 30% of accessories removed for visual inspection will take at least 3 to 4 hours for and average 3 BED HOUSE. Then another 2 hours to fill in certification and report. Any one who says they will inspect 100% of accessories is most likely lying so will probably also be cutting corners on the testing. And anyone doing this work for less than £100 is NOT doing it properly. This work should cost about £100 - £110 for a sole trader or £150 - £190 for a larger company but will vary depending on how much time is needed on site. Basically as with most things in life, “you get what you pay for”. Unfortunately a lot of landlords just want ‘a piece of paper’ at the least cost. I'm afraid that with the advent of part 'P' and all these 'Testing specialist' companies springing up there are a lot of cowboys about. Stick to a registered person or company (you will then have comeback if a problem occurs)
There is little point in setting up Regulations to control the way in which electrical installations are designed and installed if it is not verified that they have been followed. For example, the protection of installation users against the danger of fatal electric shock due to indirect contact is usually the low impedance of the earth-fault loop; unless this impedance is correctly measured. this safety cannot be confirmed. in this case the test cannot be carried out during installation, because part of the loop is made up of the supply system which is not connected until work is complete.
In the event of an open circuit in a protective conductor, the whole of the earthed system could become live during the earth-fault loop test. The correct sequence of testing would prevent such a danger, but the tester must always be aware of the hazards applying to himself and to others due to his activities. Testing routines must take account of the dangers and be arranged to prevent them. Prominent notices should be displayed to indicate that no attempt should be made to use the installation whilst testing is in progress.