Commercial Electrical

 

Our commercial clients are diverse from dentists, estates agents, property management companies, shops to hotels and restaurants. 

We can offer a service to suit all your electrical requirements, and are willing to work around your companies needs to avoid any disruption to you and your customers.

Listed below are some of the services we can offer, any not listed that you may require please contact Neil and he would be happy to advise you.

  • rewires
  • new build
  • solar PV
  • refurbishments
  • PAT testing
  • cat 5 & 5E data cabling
  • network cabling
  • CCTV
  • electric heating
  • extraction
  • external lighting
  • security lighting
  • fire alarm systems BS5839
  • smoke detection
  • emergency lighting BS5266 

Portable Appliance Testing


Portable appliance testing is the Inspection and Testing of In-Service Electrical equipment known as PAT testing, it was introduced to enable organisations and companies to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations. To meet these Regulations it is necessary to have in place a schedule of Inspection and Electrical Safety Testing of portable appliances.
The regulations cover all items of in-service electrical equipment. It is usual for this equipment to be connected to the electrical supply via a plug and socket, however it also covers items connected by industrial plugs or hard wired via a fused connection unit.
 

The Tests involved
The testing is carried in two stages.
1. Visual Inspection

• The condition of the flexible cable
• The appliance
• The fuse rating
• The plug head

2. Electrical Test 
       • Earth Continuity test 
       • Insulation Test
       • Functional Test
Minor faults found during the Inspection and Test can be repaired on site with the appliance being re-tested to ensure it passes. Examples of these are replacement of correct rated fuses for the appliance, replacement of plug tops and replacement of the flexible cord. More serious faults will always be quoted first prior to commencement
On completion of the Inspection and test all items will be labelled with either the pass or fail safety sticker as required. A full detailed report will be provided .
 

 Periodic Testing

 A Periodic Inspection is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.

It is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out at least every:

Commercial properties 5 years. This can be 100% every 5 years or broken down to 20% every year. Using this method ensures that the installation is checked once a year for faults.

We will check the electrical installation against the requirements of BS 7671 - Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations) - as amended, which is the national safety standard for electrical installations.

The periodic inspection will take into account all relevant circumstances including the following factors:

a) adequacy of earthing and bonding
b) suitability of the switchgear and control gear
c) serviceability of equipment
d) type of wiring system and its condition
e) provision of residual current devices for socket-outlets that may be used to plug in electrical equipment used outdoors
f) presence of adequate identification and notices
g) extent of any wear and tear, damage or other deterioration
h) changes in use of the premises which have to led to, or might lead to, deficiencies in the installation.

We provide a periodic inspection report (PIR) as part of the periodic inspection.

A period inspection report (PIR) is a formal method of recording the findings of the periodic inspection.

The main purpose of a PIR is to report on the safety condition of an existing installation. It should describe the overall condition as either 'satisfactory', in which case no immediate remedial work is required, or 'unsatisfactory' which means remedial work is required to make the installation safe to use.

Where a PIR describes the installation as 'unsatisfactory', the next thing to look at is 'Observations and Recommendations for Actions to be Taken'. This is where any departures from BS 7671 are recorded, and a code to indicate the urgency of the action needed is given. These codes are ranged from 1- 4 with 1 being the most serious.


 

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