Inspection & Testing Services
At Clearwater our team of highly competent electricians carry out all necessary electrical testing & inspecting to ensure electrical installations & equipment remain safe and compliant with current regulations. Every installation we carry out will be tested thoroughly and the relevant certification provided on completion of the work.
Portable Appliance Testing
Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and electronic tests.
Why do I require items PAT Tested?
The best way of ensuring that your appliances are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. This is a good way for landlords to ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their rented property and for commercial businesses to comply with their insurer’s requirements.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as 'periodic inspection and testing'.
What information will an EICR provide?
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.
How often should an EICR be carried out?
|Type of Installation||Routine check||Maximum period between|
inspections and testing
(see notes below)
|Domestic||N/A||change of occupancy/10 years||N/A|
|Commercial||1 year||change of occupancy/5 years||1,2|
|Educational establishments||6 months||5 years||1,2|
|Hospitals||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|Industrial||1 year||3 years||1,2|
|Residential accommodation||at change of occupancy/ 1 year||5 years||1|
|Offices||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|Shops||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|Laboratories||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|Buildings open to the public|
|Cinemas||1 year||1-3 years||2,6,7|
|Church installations||1 year||5 years||2|
|Leisure complexes||4 months||3 years||1,2,6|
|Places of public entertainment||1 year||5 years||1,2,6|
|Restaurants and hotels||1 year||5 years||1,2,6|
|Theatres||1 year||3 years||2,6,7|
|Public houses||1 year||5 years||1,2,6|
|Village halls/Community centres||1 year||5 years||1,2|
|Agricultural and horticultural||1 year||3 years||1,2|
|Swimming pools||4 months||1 year||N/A|
|Caravan parks||6 months||1 year||1,2,6|
|Highway power supplies||as convenient||6 years||N/A|
|Marinas||4 months||1 year||1,2|
|Fish farms||4 months||1 year||1,2|
|Emergency lighting||daily/monthly||3 years||2,3,4|
|Fire alarms||daily/weekly/monthly||1 year||2,4,5|
|Laundrettes||1 month||1 year||1,2,6|
|Petrol filling stations||1 year||1 year||1,2,6|
|Construction site installations||3 months||3 months||1,2|