Inspection and Testing
Electrical Testing in your Shrivenham home and why it is Needed
The Consumer group Which? says on average 4 people a day are killed or injured in fires related to electrical faults. The recommendation is that every home should have a regular electrical safety test – and being experienced Shrivenham electricians at Prestige Heating and Electrical Services we know the dangers that can be associated with dangerous electrical wiring and we fully support this recommendation.
The organisation Electrical Safety First – the leading technical authority on electrical safety in the UK – suggests that like elsewhere in the country private homeowners in Shrivenham should get an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) from a qualified, reputable Shrivenham electrical firm at least every 10 years. This is vital for your own safety and also a requirement by some insurance companies who may refuse to pay out a damage claim if they were the result of neglected electrical faults. You should also arrange an EICR in Shrivenham if you are moving home, whatever its age or condition of the property.
Shrivenham Landlords with rental properties now have a legal obligation to have a satisfactory EICR electrical test carried out every 5 years or when there is a change of tenancy thus making sure their tenants stay safe.
Shrivenham Qualified Electricians
Prestige Services are members of Elecsa which is one of the 5 Government backed bodies regulating and ensuring that we stay up to date with all regulation’s changes. Elecsa carry out annual inspections and inspect a sample of our electricians work to ensure that is has been completed safely and competently.
The Prestige Services electricians in Shrivenham who carry out electrical testing are qualified and certified for this important task. They have up to date qualifications in the 18th Edition EIT (City & Guilds 2382-18) wiring regulations and hold City & Guilds Inspection and Testing Certification in Electrical Installations. This means our Shrivenham domestic electricians are able to complete and sign off their own electrical work as well as inspect and test the work of 3rd party electricians, and issue EICRs.
Our electrician’s work in SN6 postcode area and the local areas such as Watchfield, Bourton and South Marston. You will find our electricians carry out any electrical testing professionally and respectfully to you the client and your home.
Our electricians are highly qualified to undertake your wiring and electrical projects.
Advice & Safety
We advise you on the right installation for your home, keeping you safe.
We can test your home in compliance with EICR checks for your peace of mind.
Keep your home safe
The Process -
Electrical Testing in Shrivenham
When you commission an EICR in Shrivenham from Prestige Heating and Electrical Services the following information details the process:
The power is switched off.
The electrician starts the testing. The checks include not only wiring, but also the fuse board circuit breakers and Residual Current Devices, earthing and bonding arrangements, and other parts of your home’s electrical installation which are hidden from view.
During the testing our Shrivenham electrician will fill in a detailed multi-paged report, which will identify any electrical issues and failures to meet the current regulations, according to a set of codes, giving grades to prioritise any electrical repairs or remedial work needed.
The report is returned to the office to be produced, signed and then sent to you. The report will detail all the test results including any faults found which are graded accordingly:
- Faults found that are C1 indicate an immediately dangerous situation and would be dealt with straight away on site.
- Faults found that are C2 mean potential danger with immediate work needed.
- Faults found that are C3 mean improvement is recommended.
- FI means further investigation is needed without delay.
We will provide a no obligation fairly priced quote for your consideration if remedial works are required.
If you do require electrical testing we cover Shrivenham postcode areas, including SN6 as well as the outlying areas.