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 InstallationRoutine checkMaximum period between
inspections and testing
as necessary
(see notes below)
General installation
DomesticN/Achange of occupancy/10 yearsN/A
Commercial1 yearchange of occupancy/5 years1,2
Educational establishments6 months5 years1,2
Hospitals1 year5 years1,2
Industrial1 year3 years1,2
Residential accommodationat change of occupancy/ 1 year5 years1
Offices1 year5 years1,2
Shops1 year5 years1,2
Laboratories1 year5 years1,2
Buildings open to the public
Cinemas1 year1-3 years2,6,7
Church installations1 year5 years2
Leisure complexes4 months3 years1,2,6
Places of public entertainment1 year5 years1,2,6
Restaurants and hotels1 year5 years1,2,6
Theatres1 year3 years2,6,7
Public houses1 year5 years1,2,6
Village halls/Community centres1 year5 years1,2
External installations
Agricultural and horticultural1 year3 years1,2
Swimming pools4 months1 yearN/A
Caravan parks6 months1 year1,2,6
Highway power suppliesas convenient6 yearsN/A
Marinas4 months1 year1,2
Fish farms4 months1 year1,2
Emergency lightingdaily/monthly3 years2,3,4
Fire alarmsdaily/weekly/monthly1 year2,4,5
Laundrettes1 month1 year1,2,6
Petrol filling stations1 year1 year1,2,6
Construction site installations3 months3 months1,2