Devon Electrical Testing
Don’t let your property suffer from fire damage. Electrical testing from ACS can keep you and your family safe from the consequences of neglected electrics. All Electrical Installations Domestic, Commercial & Industrial require an Electrical Condition Report every 5 years.
Is it time for your property’s electrical testing?
ACS carries out electrical safety surveys, portable appliance testing and emergency annual testing on all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical systems. Helping you become fully compliant with local authority and insurance requirements.
We also carry out electrical testing for emergency lighting systems.
What happens during an Electrical Condition Report?
A series of visual checks are carried out on the electrical installation. Circuit breakers will be checked to ensure they are of the correct type and rating to protect the outgoing cable. The cables will be checked for current carrying capacity and voltage drop. Signs of damage and burning will be looked for. 10% of all sockets and switches are opened up and inspected. If there are any non-compliances found then all of the accessories are consequently checked.
The inspection is then followed by tests:
100% of the installation is tested. Several electrical measurements are recorded on the report including continuity of circuit protective conductors, main and supplementary earth bonding, continuity of ring final circuit conductors, insulation resistance, polarity, earth-fault loop impedance, RCD tests including trip time in milliseconds, correct operation of switches and isolators and prospective fault current. The installation is then declared satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
Many installations are found to be satisfactory but to older regulations, and so would benefit from being upgraded. If this is the case then we would advise you of the best way to comply with current standards, and provide an estimate for further electrical works.
If you’re a landlord or tenant there are certain regulations which may affect you. Regular electrical tests by a certified electrical contractor are an essential legal requirement to make sure that your property meets the current safety standards. We offer free advice and Electrical Compliance certificates to protect against damage or claims. All our electricians are qualified, experienced and registered with NICEIC to supply first class and affordable electrical testing services for domestic, commercial and industrial installations in Exeter.