If there is one fact that every electrician knows it’s that any electrical appliance or installation will begin to display signs of wear and tear over time. Therefore, if you own a business in Rugby or Coventry, it’s essential that regular inspections are carried out to ensure the electrical items on your property are safe and usable. Landlords and business owners are required by several government acts and regulations to ensure testing is performed, while homeowners are advised to have their homes tested every five years.
What does the Law say?
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 commands that all employers and employees must work to secure the safety of everyone in the workplace, including any visitors. The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999 is intended solely for employers and requires them to conduct risk assessments to ensure the safety of the workplace and employees. The British Standard BS 7671 is a document that outlines the standards required for electrical installation in the United Kingdom.
These are the chief laws that cover Periodic Testing, and they require businesses to undertake an inspection every five years. Landlords are bound by the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations to carry out testing every five years.
Who can conduct Periodic Testing?
Any qualified and registered electrician will be suitable to conduct testing of your fuse box and all electrical installations. Afterwards, you will receive an Electrical Installation Condition Report that will advise whether or not they have passed and if not, what work will be required to get them up to code.
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